Tag Archives: content curation

Content Curation Guide

Here are some great links on content curation — a rising trend every librarian should embrace!

A Code of Conduct for Content Aggregators , by David Carr for The New York Times

A Curator’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Megan Garber for The Atlantic

Curator’s Code, a project by Maria Popova

The State of the News Media, by Pew Research Center

5 Great Tips for Great Content Curation, by  for Mashable


Pinterest Challenge for New Librarianship

pinterest-logo (1)The authors here at We Are Librarians already love Pinterest for curating our personal tastes, wishes and inspiration (check us out). The resulting boards look fresh and attractive, and it’s just as fun to browse our feeds of pinners we follow.

Pinterest Challenges have sprouted up across the web, mainly for the site’s ease of use in quickly adding and organizing content. Finally, a library-related challenge has been created by Syracuse University’s iSchool, as described by School Library Journal:

The Pinterest Contest for the New Librarian is a search for a a few good boards that define and illustrate the future of our profession. But, well beyond the contest itself, the resulting boards should demonstrate the value of this tool for creating communities of practice and visual professional sharing.

We look forward to participating, and hope you do, too. The boards created for this contest are sure to be exciting takes on what the future holds for librarianship.

A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’ via School Library Journal

Content Curation

John Farrier’s recent article Digital Content Curation is Career for Librarians in Library Journal gives an informal introduction to the field of content curation and how it differs from blogging. He connects it to traditional library skills and offers advice on how to successfully curate content online. Scoop.it is a great free platform you can use to get started with content curation.

Check out PBS’s video about online music curation.

Off Book: The Evolution of Music Online from PBS Arts on Vimeo.