Social Media Portfolio of Valerie Hawkins
Portfolio of social media tools used in creating items noted below.
My first attempt at explaining how all the social media I’ve set up works to increase knowledge on libraries, books and publishing, and technology, in hopes it will help showcase the necessity of libraries and therefore increase their use and longevity.
LibrariesVal on Pinboard https://pinboard.in/u:LibrariesVal/profile/public/
Formerly @ALALibraryVal Library Reference Specialist of the Library of the American Library Association, 1997–2016. Co-created @ALALibrary, co-maintained Facebook.com/ILoveLibraries and Facebook.com/AmericanLibraryAssociation and several American Library Association website pages including most of the original ALA Library Fact Sheets, and founding staff member of ALA Social Media Working Group. Currently putting my social media skills to work for the love of libraries and knowledge.
Libraries by LibrariesVal http://librariesval.wixsite.com/libraries
Newest headlines on libraries, diverse books and media, social media, and Second Lifelibrariesval.wixsite.com
Links to Flipboard, Scoop.it, and TweetedTimes e-newsletters listed above.
Link to Umbra Search African American History.
Link to customized Google search engine, Library Publishers Search Engine.
Links to various embedded items, including on Dr. Carla Hayden and the Library of Congress; the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); JSTOR Open Access eBooks; selected podcasts on books and libraries; and the Rebellious Magazine for Women by Karen Hawkins.
Profile: FKA @ALALibraryVal Proud #LibraryParaprofessional. Hoping to make libraries more visible with #socialmedia. 2017 #DPLAfest Travel Award Recipient. #SaveACA #SaveNetNeutrality #RestoreTheVRA
The latest Tweets from Valerie Hawkins (@librariesval). FKA @ALALibraryVal Proud #LibraryParaprofessional. Hoping to…www.twitter.com
LibrariesVal Library News TweetedTimes http://tweetedtimes.com/v/13781 based on @LibrariesVal Library News List at https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/library-news/members
Books, TV, Movies, Comics, Videogames, Social Media, Podcasts, More! And whatever else I find that interests me… Also…www.scoop.it
Libraries News and Social Media Articles http://www.scoop.it/t/libraries-21 curated from articles found using @LibrariesVal, Feedly, and Netvibes
PLEASE NOTE: These two Scoop.it e-newsletters replace the previous Acronyms e-newsletter started at the American Library Association and noted in the ALA 2012–2013 Annual Report (PDF; page 99) that was deactivated in January 2016 by the ALA Librarian, instantly deleting its entire index of news stories curated over three years.
Libraries News by LibrariesVal: Netvibes Dashboard displaying RSS feeds from a combination of library-related resources, some customized using Feed.Informer, including trade magazines, academic journals — with #OpenAccess issues/articles indicated, library organization and education association blogs, and newspaper stories from across the country and around the world. Netvibes.com/librariesval
Second Life Events and Information: Netvibes Dashboard displaying RSS feeds from a combination of official Linden Lab and Second Life (SL) resources, some customized using Feed.Informer, including SL resident and company blogs, SL organization and education association blogs, virtual world academic journals, and other virtual world newspaper and magazine stories from across the country and around the world. Netvibes.com/valsadiespringvale
What’s New on ALA’s Blogs: Netvibes Dashboard displaying RSS feeds, some customized using Feed.Informer, from a combination of American Library Association resources, including blogs, press releases, journals, and social media. Netvibes.com/alablogs
[Seasonal] Reading Lists on Flipboard https://flipboard.com/@librariesval/summer-reading-lists-96tmlvlly
By Valerie Hawkins | Lists of books to read during summer... or any time, reallyflipboard.com
American Library Association Recommends… on Flipboard https://flipboard.com/@librariesval/american-library-association-recommends...-ii1cp1d5y
By Valerie Hawkins | Latest annual award winners and recommendationsflipboard.com
CFP: Calls for Proposals, For Writers, For Award Entries, For Blog Posts, For Films — and more! on Flipboard https://flipboard.com/@valsadie/cfp%253A-calls-for-proposals%252C-for-writers%252C-for-blog-posts%252C-for-films----and-more!-1ackmlgmy
By Valerie A. Hawkins | Calls for Proposals, For Writers, For Blog Posts, For Films — and more!flipboard.com
HAMILTON on Flipboard https://flipboard.com/@librariesval/hamilton-24ovod4ey
By Valerie Hawkins | Articles about the Broadway musical, “Hamilton”flipboard.com
Updates to ALA (American Library Association) Library Fact Sheets and Resource Guides on Flipboard https://flipboard.com/@librariesval/updates-to-ala-library-fact-sheets-and-resource-guides-diq5a2rjy
By Valerie Hawkins | Updates to ALA (American Library Association) Library Fact Sheets and Resource Guides and Other…flipboard.com
Titles reporting conflicts experienced with various books and media in school and library environments. Titles…www.worldcat.org
History of access to the institutions of public, school, and academic libraries for African Americans in the U.S. in…www.worldcat.org
Titles exploring careers in librarianship. Titles available for purchase at http://ow.ly/PPBA301XPrH at LibrariesVal…www.worldcat.org
History of African American librarians and library workers. Start with Celebrating African-American Librarians and…www.worldcat.org
Titles instructing on emergency preparedness; disaster planning and response, management and recovery; and books…www.worldcat.org
Titles advising on how to secure financial support for libraries. Titles available for purchase at http://ow.ly…www.worldcat.org
Books giving the history of certain literary awards and annual reading lists of recommended books by the American…www.worldcat.org
Titles advising and instructing on planning library buildings and specific types of library spaces, including school…www.worldcat.org
Titles explaining library cataloging and classification, including AACR2 and RDA, Library of Congress Classification…www.worldcat.org
Titles advising on library automation, online catalogs, websites, and using social media. Titles available for purchase…www.worldcat.org
Twitter Widgets displayed:
#AskALibrarian — http://www.twitter.com/hashtag/askalibrarian
Hashtags for annual professional conference events and promotions, such as #dplafest #alaac17 #DigitalInclusion #AAM2017
Hashtags for general reading and literacy events, such as #ProjectReadathon #FreeComicBookDay #diversebooks #childrensbookweek
Twitter List Widgets displayed — with any TweetedTimes* noted:
Annual Events https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/annual-events
List of annual book festivals, library and tech conferences
Comics Conventions https://twitter.com/valsadie/lists/comic-cons
(Or sometimes https://twitter.com/valsadie/lists/comics-conventions when Twitter is feeling nostalgic…) Comics. Comic conventions. Comic writers. Comic artists. Stores. Publishers.
* Comics and Conventions http://tweetedtimes.com/v/10476
Additional #SDCC2017 information moved to https://medium.com/@librariesval/san-diego-comic-con-sdcc2017-news-livestreaming-video-and-satellite-radio-links-3933099285cc
Library Jobs https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/library-jobs
Employment at libraries, archives, museums; general advice
Library News List https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/library-news
News on and about libraries, museums, archives. #SaveIMLS
Library Webinars CE https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/library-webinars-ce
Online Library Training Webinars CE MOOCs Courses
Media TODAY https://twitter.com/valsadie/lists/media-today
LIVE streamed interviews and other news/music pieces, usually in-tweet
* Media TODAY — Live interview streams and programs http://tweetedtimes.com/v/11939
Open Access List https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/open-access-list
Open Access Online Tools and Collaborative Spaces
Social Media Tools https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/social-media-tools
Social Media Tools and Apps and and how to use them
The Struggle Continues https://twitter.com/librariesval/lists/the-struggle-continues
* The Struggle Continues http://tweetedtimes.com/v/13446
Other Twitter Lists, with TweetedTimes* noted:
Breaking News List https://twitter.com/valsadie/lists/breaking-news-list
Wherever things are happening
Crowdfunder websites, mobile apps
END Mass Incarceration https://twitter.com/RebelliousVal/lists/end-mass-incarceration
End mass incarceration and other injustices
Movies Festivals https://twitter.com/valsadie/lists/movies-festivals
Movies. Movie Studios. Film Festivals. No big whoop!
* Movies and Festivals http://tweetedtimes.com/v/10475
Roe v Wade 1–22–73 https://twitter.com/RebelliousVal/lists/roe-v-wade-1-22-73
Roe v Wade 1–22–73
When Help is Needed https://twitter.com/RebelliousVal/lists/when-help-is-needed
Help for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking
From TweetedTimes — http://tweetedtimes.com
“Read your personal news
Sign-up to create your own personalized newspaper for free and read your Twitter as a personal newspaper. The Tweeted Times aggregates the most important news from your friends.
Alternatively, you can specify the topics you care about and never miss any news on that very special and important topic.”
“Quite a lot of people on Twitter choose to post on their professional topics only. They create a community around their Twitter account where they share and discuss news related to their professional interests. The same idea is being practiced by many business accounts: they share and discuss stories on topics relevant to their businesses building up a community. Check out, for example, @zappos, @starbucks and projects like @hadapt and @vertica. There is also a “hybrid” way: “people share links during the day and talk about work, and then go home to tweet about what’s on TV and what we’re doing with our families. It’s a relationship-heavy approach that mixes both the professional and the spice of life tweets.”
We have created ‘Promote’ feature for such Twitter users who build communities of interest on Twitter. Using it, one can boost their Twitter activity by automatically posting important news on a selected topic.
Here is how it works. On tweetedtimes.com, you can create a thematic newspaper on any topic of your interest. Look, for example, at this ‘gamification’-newspaper or this ‘Quora’-newspaper. Your thematic newspaper can be built upon a Twitter search query, or based on a Twitter list, like this newspaper of wine-related Twitter list: http://tweetedtimes.com/#/alawine/top-100-wine-tweeters. The TweetedTimes back-end continuously processes the Twitter stream to pick out the most important news on the selected topic, it creates a newspaper for you where all news are ranked by popularity, and the top story is always one of the most prominent recent news on the topic. So, now you can ask the TweetedTimes to tweet the top story from your thematic newspaper automatically from your account every time when the top story updates. Thus, providing your followers with the most important news on the topic.
Find the new ‘Promote’ feature in the top right corner of any Twitter newspaper.
From Scoop.it — http://www.scoop.it
“Scoop.it Content Curation
Build your online presence by publishing great content:
* Discover content instantly on the keywords of your choice.
* Curate, add your perspective and publish to your own topic page.
* Share to your social channels.
* Embed in your website.”
From Feedly — https://feedly.com/i/welcome
Let the web work for you by arranging the content you rely on into easy-to-read collections.
Discover fresh, authoritative voices on niche and broad topics alike. Channel the mainstream or pull from the diamonds in the rough.”
From Netvibes — http://www.netvibes.com/en
“Your Personal Dashboard
See everything that’s happening: News, social media, favorite websites, apps and smart devices all in one Dashboard”.
From What Is RSS? RSS Explained — http://www.whatisrss.com
“What is RSS?
RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.”
From Feed.Informer — http://feed.informer.com
Feed Informer lets you aggregate, parse, mix and syndicate RSS and Atom feeds. It also provides tools to convert feeds to web widgets ready to be published on almost any web page.
With Feed Informer, you can:
* combine multiple feeds into a single feed we call “digest” (Atom and RSS)
* filter RSS and Atom feeds by keywords and key phrases
* convert RSS to Atom, and vice versa
* syndicate your digests’ content
* turn your digests in RSS or Atom formats into web widgets easy to embed on your site and anywhere around the web
* style your widgets to make them blend into any web page design perfectly
* share your widgets with anyone you want.”
From Flipboard — https://about.flipboard.com/about-us/
“WHY WE’RE HERE
You need great content to be better at what you do, and understand your world — whether you’re a parent or political leader, obsessed with pandas or space travel. Flipboard collects quality content on your favorite topics from the world’s most trusted sources, and presents them in a beautiful magazine format. See for yourself: try Flipboard on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop.”
From Pinboard — http://www.pinboard.in/tour
“A Tour of Pinboard
Pinboard is a personal archive for things you find online and don’t want to forget.
The site has been around since July 2009 and has about 25,000 active users.”