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The 10 Best Book-Related Instagram Accounts

This blog post was way harder to put together than I’d ever anticipated. I knew I’d have no trouble putting together a list of 10—there are a lot of book-related feeds out there that I love. Then we spent a week asking for nominations via captions in 6 different Instagram posts, and boy, you are all super passionate about this as well! We received mentions of 70 total accounts from 111 nominations. That amounts to 26 public libraries, 12 personal feeds, 11 book shops, 10 universities, 5 publishers, 3 reference/archives, and 3 other. 

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20 Ways to Make People Fall in Love With Your Instagram: A Guide for Libraries and Other Cultural Institutions

I recently attended the annual MCN conference in Dallas, TX, where lots of digitally-minded museum, library, and cultural people get together to learn from and about each other. While there, I gave an Ignite talk. Ignite is a specific style of talk where there are 20 slides, and each advances automatically after 15 seconds. The format forces you to get down to the nitty-gritty of what is important in your presentation, and makes for some exciting deliveries. My talk, naturally, was about something I am really passionate about: Instagram. Having co-managed the

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Flying a Drone Around the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

I have a friend who has a drone.

I realize that not many people can say that. It's akin to saying "I know a guy who knows a guy in New York City who once ate 300 sandwiches in a single sitting." Just within the realm of believability.

But I do. His name is Nate Bolt, and he lives in San Francisco. He was recently in New York for a conference, and wagering on the fact that he often travels with Lucy IV (as his drone is so lovingly named) (don't ask about Lucys I-III), I reached out to him about coming to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building to shoot 

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