This week there were a few goings on in libraryland. A Super Bowl commercial sparked it’s own hashtag #Oreogate. In case you haven’t seen the Oreo Super Bowl commercial:
For the most part, the response was receptive, but this did lead to discussions about how seriously image should be considered.
Really any library publicity is good library publicity.We should laugh!#OreoGate
— Cynthia Dudenhoffer (@librarian_cyn) February 4, 2013
Speaking of image, Librarian Wardrobe is accepting nominations for their Valentine’s Day promotion. LW has been very involved through Twitter chats and professional conferences in getting people talking about how image and media depiction affect librarians.
And what’s a Valentine’s Day nomination without an Anti-Valentine’s Day conversation:
Getting ready for tomorrow’s anti-Valentine’s Day party by making a Love Stinks playlist. Suggestions? Cursing is OK, just not LOTS.
— Ingrid Henny (@MagpieLibrarian) February 7, 2013
@magpielibrarian Lisa Germano’s “We Suck”, Joan Jett’s “Had Enough”, Poe’s “That Day”, Warren Zevon’s “Nobody’s In Love This Year”…..
— Neil the unruly (@lustforlaughs) February 7, 2013
The Carolina Forest Library @hcmllib posted its plans for a Teen Anti-Valentine’s Day Party where they will “vandalize romance novel covers”
— Amanda Renee (@TheAmandaRenee) February 7, 2013