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Our blog, social media profiles and even our website will be getting a make over in the next week. Stay tuned!

Remembering Martha: A recap of our Twitterchat

On September 2nd, 2014, the day after the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, the Smithsonian Libraries , National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) hosted a twitterchat in honor of the beloved bird. The chat featured Helen James, Curator in Charge of the Division of Birds at NMNH and Martin Kalfatovic, program director of BHL, who contributed for their respective organizations.

Answers to our “Ask Me Anything”!

On April 30th, in honor of Preservation Week, the Smithsonian Libraries hosted an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question and answer session with our book conservator, Katie Wagner.  The conversation primarily took place on our Tumblr page, from 12-2pm.  Katie answered about 30 questions, related mostly to book care and treatment, the Libraries and our collections and careers in conservation.

Tumblr: A slightly irreverent look at the Libraries collections

If you’ve spent any time deep in the heart of libraryland, then you surely have encountered ephemera, marginalia, stunningly beautiful bookplates, funny advertisements, and other semi-random stuff in the stacks that yearned to be shared, so we’re doing just that through the microblogging platform Tumblr.

Social Media at the Libraries

On Tuesday several Libraries staff met to discuss use of social media with the aim to discuss why and how we were currently using social media, what our goals were, and how we could best meet those goals.

Lecture Today at 10:30!

David S. Ferriero Democracy 2.0: A Case Study in Open Government How the National Archives'  own Open Government Plan is reaching out to new audiences through social media May 26, 2010  10:30am-11:30am  Quad, Lecture Hall, Room 3027 This lecture will be webcast live!  Live tweet the event! #LAMfutures

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