31 Library Stories You May Have Missed in December

December was a busy month for the library field! There were articles and blog posts covering everything from digital preservation to ugly Christmas sweaters, from new apps such as Snapchat to video games, and new initiatives such as the Norwegian book digitization project to the British Library's 1 million public domain images.


  1. Snapchat for your library
  2. 11 Twitter chats for educators

  3. 7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

  4. Visualizations of MARC usage

  5. Cozy bookish sweatshirts for Cold-Weather Reading

  6. 9 Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Social Media Platform

  7. All Norwegian books to be digitized

  8. New study: Many readers will not abandon print

  9. 7 Bookish Craft Projects to Put You in the Christmas Spirit

  10. Poster sessions: A beginner's guide

  11. What if people were paid to study in the library?

  12. How to kill a school library in 10 easy steps

  13. Video game champions in the public library

  14. What is the lifespan of a research article?
  15. The library has left the building, but…

  16. Do you have digital preservation tools?

  17. No More Bullet Points: Finding the "Right" Creative Commons Images for Presentations

  18. Teen book clubs for grown-ups

  19. How I got my LIS groove back

  20. One book, many zombies: How to turn a pandemic simulation into an active learning experience

  21. How Americans value libraries in their communities

  22. Why Libraries Rule the World: Infographic

  23. The British Library Uploads One Million Public Domain Scans to Flickr

  24. Staffing for digital preservation

  25. 11 rare children's books from the Library of Congress

  26. Re-engineer your library space

  27. Video games as literature

  28. Therapy dogs in the library

  29. Outreach ideas from the corporate world

  30. The 21 Best YA Books Of 2013

  31. 10 Ways Librarians can be a Marketing Genius Like Lady Gaga