Library related groups on Flickr

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For an interesting discussion on using the Creative Commons by Attribution License, click on this photo to go to it's Flickr address(Creative Commons by Attribution License)

Recently, I was looking for some information about a library, and this led me to their Flickr account.  From the contributors and the groups that that account was linked to, I found some more library related groups, and because I have wanted to make a list of some of these groups for some time, I put together the following list of groups on Flickr which relate to working in libraries. Remembering back to when I was first studying library studies and not knowing exactly what images I could or couldn’t use, and how to use them, and where to find them, a list of specific groups like this would probably have been handy.  Some info on copyright is included below (but it isn’t everything you’ll need to know!).

An interesting point to make about these images is that although they are from all around the world, Flickr operates in an environment/medium where there are few language barriers – it doesn’t matter where the information comes from, because it is visual, nationality is not a great issue.

I don’t use Flickr much, but looking around I was interested to see that you can receive RSS updates from groups, and that there are many ways to link with people on Flickr.  As well, all the groups have discussions, which are worth consulting if you are having problems using Flickr.  Hopefully, too, having a look at some of these sites can help librarians interested in using Flickr to get a better idea of how other librarians are using it and how people are getting the most out of it.

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Some things about this list of Library related groups on Flickr:

  1. This list is provided to help you navigate Flickr easier while looking for images related to the topic of ‘working in the library’.
  2. This isn’t a list of libraries or member accounts on Flickr, just a list of library related groups with images about working in the library.  If I attempted a list of members, I think I’d almost have to buy out my ISP!  As well, there are allot of groups pertaining to Library Associations, and Library Conferences, and I’ve tried to avoid including these unless they show images of working in the library.
  3. Using tags is possibly the best way to navigate the groups with large numbers of photos.  To find the tags, simply go to the ‘Pool’, and the link to tags will be at the bottom of the page.  For a few of the large pages below I’ve included a link to the group’s tags.  Hopefully some of these tags will help you think up some good tags for your photos.
  4. It’s impossible to include in a list like this all the copyright information pertaining to individual images, but I do advise you to check any rights reserved by the creators before using anything you some across.  Each image comes with a ‘License’ area you can look at.  Please take the time to do this and check with the Creative Commons, or the information Flickr has about Creative Commons (which also conveniently lets you search for content only within the specific licenses you are looking for), and the copyright/intellectual property laws as they apply where you are, and where the work originates – it’s complicated, but it has to be done.  Of course, using the Advanced Search option can help identify what copyright you are after.  As an interesting case study in how licenses are used, have a look at the discussion for the picture used in this blog post.
  5. This list is not specific to a particular country, but allot of photos are from USA.  I made an effort to include groups from other countries.  Later, I hope to post a list of Australian specific library accounts at Flickr.
  6. I haven’t included every single result from a search for Librarians at Flickr, as allot of pages don’t directly relate to the criteria of ‘working in the library’, however, I think some of these pages are worth a look.
  7. The list is quite long, and so I’ve broken it into 10 different categories, I hope this helps.

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Libraries, working in the library, pictures of people in libraries, library events, library interiors/architecture/furniture…

  1. Libraries and Librarians – Please tag the images you add (38,887 items ; 3,739 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librariesandlibrarians/ ; Tags.  The page is administered by Michael Porter, also known as, Libraryman
  2. 365 Library Days Project (14,629 items ; 532 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/365libs/ ; Tags.  The 365 Library Days Project is/was aimed at getting libraries to upload a picture for each day of the year.  The site suggests using the project as a way to get the local media interested in the libraries activities.  The page is administered by Michael Porter, also known as, Libraryman
  3. Library Stream for http://www.ilovelibraries.org Site (7121 items ; 267 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarystream/ ; Tags.  See also ALA website ilovelibraries
  4. Library Interiors (3668 items ; 513 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/library_interiors/ ; Tags
  5. Bookshelf Project (3654 items ; 2197 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookshelf/ ; Tags
  6. Massachusetts Library Snapshot Day (3209 items ; 163 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/snapmass/ ; Tags.  There is a Snapmass website and Facebook page
  7. library… (3008 items ; 275 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/37996604234@N01/ ; Tags
  8. 2011 Library Summer Reading Programs (2013 items ; 114 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/summerreadingprograms/ ; Tags
  9. Book Displays in libraries or anywhere. Please tag your photos! (1909 items ; 239 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookdisplays/ ; Tags
  10. Libraries from Around the World (1901 items ; 228 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/48408141@N00/ ; Tags
  11. NJ Library Events (items 1855 ; 55 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/njlibraryevents/ ; Tags
  12. Library Love (1633 items ; 153 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarylove/ ; Tags
  13. Jalalspages Library (1494 items ; 67 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/jalalspages-library/ ; Tags
  14. Bookshelves (1246 items ; 277 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/52240705554@N01/ ; Tags
  15. Biblioteca (1176 items ; 217 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/biblioteca/ ; Tags
  16. Missouri Libraries, Librarians, & Events (1142 items ; 59 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/missourilibraries/
  17. Colorado Libraries (1137 items ; 8 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/844674@N23/ ; Tags
  18. Libraries UK (906 items ; 106 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/libraries-uk/
  19. Library of Congress (846 items ; 207 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/library_of_congress/
  20. BnF [French National Library] (842 items ; 182 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bnf/
  21. MA Libraries [Massachusetts] (788 items ; 55 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/91829621@N00/
  22. Vancouver Library (770 items ; 117 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/vancouverpubliclibrary/
  23. Get Wisdom (763 items ; 53 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/getwisdom/.  Manchester Libraries website
  24. Librarian’s Desks (758 items ; 429 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librariansdesks/
  25. Illinois Libraries (707 items ; 73 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/il_libraries/
  26. Carnegie Libraries (694 items ; 132 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/carnegie_libraries/
  27. Babel Library (681 items ; 212 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/babel-library/
  28. Montana Libraries (670 items ; 65 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/montanalibraries/
  29. Bibliotheken und Bibliophiles (649 items ; 108 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/65765575@N00/
  30. Libraries & Books (633 items ; 73 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/749214@N22/
  31. Hatcher Graduate Library (595 items ; 27 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/hatcher/
  32. Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (549 items ; 59 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/openbarebibliotheekamsterdam/
  33. Michigan Libraries (443 items ; 31 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/michiganlibraries/
  34. University of Washington Libraries (413 items ; 72 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1016023@N23/.  University of Washington Libraries website
  35. Library Beautiful (411 items ; 108 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1045164@N22/
  36. Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese (399 items ; 118 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/wisconsinlibraries/
  37. Bibliotecas del mundo (382 items ; 110 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/41302511@N00/
  38. MLibrary2.0 [University of Michigan] (381 items ; 38 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/mlibrary2_0/
  39. National Library Singapore (372 items ; 3 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/753049@N23/
  40. Boston Public Library (366 items ; 23 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1438034@N23/
  41. Bookcase design (357 items ; 43 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1457331@N24/
  42. Bibliotheekwereld [Netherlands] (353 items ; 29 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bibliotheekwereld/
  43. De Libros & Bibliotecas (344 items ; 193 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bibliotecasandlibraries/
  44. Libraries around the world – OLA super conference pool (343 items ; 103 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/ola_worldlibraries/
  45. Library Day in the Life (330 items ; 91 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarydayinthelife/.  See also the Library Day in the Life Project Wiki
  46. World Libraries (325 items ; 32 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldlibraries/
  47. Kansas Libraries & Librarians (324 items ; 75 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/kansas_libraries/
  48. Pres4lib (327 items ; 11 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/pres4lib/.  Pres4Lib at pbworks.com
  49. The British Library (311 items ; 94 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/british-library/
  50. South Carolina Libraries (307 items ; 87 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/sclibraries/
  51. The library – no talking (286 items ; 75 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookshelves/
  52. New York State Libraries (282 items ; 58 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/newyorkstatelibraries/
  53. Victorian public Library Buildings [Australian] (278 items ; 15 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1551699@N23/
  54. Manchester City Library (267 items ; 14 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/manchesterlibrary/
  55. Biblioteca Salaborsa (235 items ; 47 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1151033@N22/
  56. UBC Library and Campus (219 items ; 19 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1023226@N20/
  57. biblioteche e bibliotecari/e italiani [libraries and librarians / and Italian] (210 items ; 45 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bibliotecheitaliane/
  58. InfoCommons (187 items ; 82 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/infocommons/
  59. Carnegie Libraries Then and Now (185 items ; 31 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/carnegie-libraries/
  60. Library Society of the World (184 items ; 91 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/lsw/.  Library Society of the World website
  61. Libraries in Austria (178 items ; 49 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/austrianlibraries/
  62. Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio (150 items ; 33 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1142416@N24/
  63. Biblioteques de Catalunya (146 items ; members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bibliotequesdecatalunya/
  64. o sossego de vulgar [this group looks at aspects of library design] (146 items ; 11 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bibliotecas_up/
  65. New Zealand Libraries (139 items ; 17 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/nzlibraries/
  66. Mechanics Institutes, Halls and Libraries [Australian] (131 items ; 13 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/956876@N22/
  67. Suomen kirjastot – Finnish Libraries (127 items ; 16 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/382591@N22/
  68. Danska Biblioteker [Danish Libraries] (118 items ; 6 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/66556550@N00/
  69. The John Rylands Library (107 items ; 23 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/johnrylands/
  70. Bibliotheken in Vlaanderen  (103 items ; 13 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/964151@N22/
  71. Biblioteca Luis de Angel Arango (81 items ; 56 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/954161@N21/
  72. Hawai’i Loves libraries (72 items ; 18 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1333141@N25/
  73. Biblioteca Municipala “B.P. Hasdeu” [Municipal library “Hasdeu” and its subsidiaries.] (72 items ; 13 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1299969@N20/
  74. PUBLIB (66 items ; 34 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/publib/.  See the Webjunction website
  75. All Things Library (64 items ; 16 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/allthingslibrary/
  76. Irish Libraries (60 items ; 26 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/irishlibraries/
  77. Mitt Nordhordland [Norway] (59 items ; 5 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/mittnordhordland/
  78. New Zealand Parliamentary Library (55 items ; 9 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/parliamentarylibrary/
  79. The Library Project (55 items ; 20 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_library_project/
  80. Senate House (55 items ; 16 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/senatehouse/
  81. New South Wales Public Library Buildings [Australian] (53 items ; 17 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/nswpubliclibrarybuildings/
  82. La otra cara de la Biblioteca [The other side of the library] (40 items ; 12 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/596249@N22/
  83. Poetry (at) the library (40 items ; 20 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/poetryandlibraries/
  84. Biblioteca de la U. de Sevilla (39 items ; 15 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/416268@N23/
  85. Library Reference Desks (38 items ; 53 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/referencedesks/
  86. College/University Libraries (29 items ; 12 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/collegelibraries/
  87. Biblioteche, studenti e tirocini [Libraries, students and placements] (21 items ; 14 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/747305@N23/
  88. Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam / OBA  (20 items ; 9 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1243845@N25/
  89. Library Teaching Spaces (20 items ; 16 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/874903@N20/
  90. China Libraries (16 items ; 3 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/577490@N23/

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Books, book lovers, all about writing books…

  1. Your Books (59,080 items ; 12,710 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/your_books/ ; Tags
  2. My books (17557 items ; 2895 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/mybooks/ ; Tags
  3. A Book (13859 items ; 1610 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/books/ ; Tags
  4. Books/libros/livros (9095 items ; 2073 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/books_libros_livros/ ; Tags
  5. of books (5814 items ; 715 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/ofbooks/
  6. Book Design (49916 items ; 1216 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookdesign/ ; Tags
  7. Passion de livres (4359 items ; 621 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/passiondeslivres/ ; Tags
  8. Livros/Books (3682 items ; 1070 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/livros/ ; Tags
  9. Books and Magazines =D (3532 items ; 786 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/booksandmagazines/ ; Tags
  10. Books, I love you anywhere and in any languages! (2856 items ; 52 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1024558@N25/ ; Tags
  11. Literatura (2311 items ; 455 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/90477308@N00/ ; Tags
  12. Literature Hoedown (2417 items ; 702 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/literature/ ; Tags
  13. Bucher (1993 items ; 181 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/buecher/ ; Tags
  14. Libri – La parola stampata [Books – The printed word] (1932 items ; 538 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/libri/ ; Tags
  15. Books, Books, Books (1,715 items ; 573 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/books3/ ; Tags.  Contains front covers of hundreds of books.
  16. Books that inspired me (1714 items ; 246 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/inspiredbooks/ ; Tags
  17. Reading List (1609 items ; 590 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/reading_list/ ; Tags
  18. Show me your books (1592 items ; 199 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/493802@N20/ ; Tags
  19. Todo está en los libros/Tot és als llibres/It’s all in the book (1356 items ; 133 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/663293@N24/
  20. AT HOME WITH BOOKS (1096 items ; 222 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/withbooks/ ; Tags
  21. Books – Libros – Livre (1082 items ; 285 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/791828@N21/ ; Tags
  22. De Letras (982 items ; 122 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/deletras/
  23. Bookpiles (979 items ; 508 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookpiles/
  24. Il libro che sto leggendo [The book I’m reading] (940 items ; 184 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/illibrochestoleggendo/
  25. Visual Libraries – Leave Your Mark (730 items ; 25 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/visuallibraries/
  26. Books on postcards (725 items ; 68 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/827003@N21/
  27. The books of my life (680 items ; 173 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/books_of_my_life/
  28. books! (642 items ; 92 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bibliophiles/
  29. Books and Portraits (568 items ; 85 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/booksandportraits/
  30. Reading Stack (509 items ; 460 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/readingstack/
  31. The book that I’m reading these days (468 items ; 210 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/book-im-reading-thesedays/
  32. The Book Lens (443 items ; 103 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/501799@N23/
  33. Livros (395 items ; 121 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/69791122@N00/
  34. BOOKS LOST AND FOUND (385 items ; 102 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1484637@N24/
  35. Cadega de Portadas [covers of Spanish published books] (378 items ; 19 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/cargadadeportadas/.  Accompanying website http://www.cargadadelibros.com/
  36. My Bookshelf (381 items ; 361 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/mybookshelves/
  37. Chick Lit Books (340 items ; 141 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/chick-lit-books/.  There is an accompanying website Lostinchicklit (in Portugese)
  38. Favourite Books and Writers (298 items ; 90 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/favourite_books_and_writers/
  39. Photos of books (260 items ; 26 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1428524@N25/
  40. Love…Books…Love (258 items ; 60 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/39954461@N00/
  41. Personal Library (221 items ; 25 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/home-libraries/
  42. Book Stacks (214 items ; 102 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookstacks/
  43. Books and Writers I Like (212 items ; 55 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/973845@N23/
  44. Bookshelf Meme (209 items ; 74 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/45467410@N00/
  45. Me and My books (177 items ; 83 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/meandmybooks/
  46. les vieux livres – A library of yellowed paper (176 items ; 70 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/990941@N25/
  47. Your Bookshelf, Your Identity (167 items ; 103 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/yourbookshelf/
  48. ¿Qué libros te has leído? [What books have you read?] (136 items ; members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/fotolibros/
  49. Book Impression (127 items ; 47 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookimpression/
  50. Annotated Bookshelves (124 items ; 54 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/81806664@N00/
  51. Bedside books backlog (107 items ; 116 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bbb/
  52. Libros (100 items ; 53 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/23962699@N00/
  53. Book Clubbing (76 items ; 21 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/543274@N24/
  54. Magazine Pile (68 items ; 50 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/magazinepile/
  55. A Year of Books/ Une Année de Livres / Un Año de Libros (52 items ; 19 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/571276@N24/
  56. Book Safari 2009 (34 items ; 10 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/booksafari/
  57. Livro Alberto [Open Book] (32 items ; 31 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/74677759@N00/
  58. Books in my bathroom (14 items ; 9 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1284735@N21/
  59. Books on the beach (13 items ; 5 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/525547@N25/

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Librarians, librarian activists, involved in outreach, changing stereotypes of librarians, libraries in developing countries…

  1. Geek the Library (1323 items ; 114 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/geekthelibrary/ ; Tags.  Website Geekthelibrary.org
  2. Voices for the Library (576 items ; 93 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/voicesforthelibrary/.  Voices in the Library Website, also on Facebook
  3. Biblio Turisimo [Australian] (547 items ; 8 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/biblioturismo/.  Librarians on motorcycles, see the website BiblioTurisomo.org
  4. I am a librarian (532 items ; 203 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/420823@N20/
  5. Cycling for Libraries (523 items ; 9 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/cyc4lib/.  There is a Cycling For Libraries Website which explains more about the concept.
  6. Librarian shoes (436 items ; 160 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarianshoes/
  7. Librarian Cards (394 items ; 564 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librariancards/.  Idea for this group originally came form the LibraryTradingCards’ Blog
  8. Librarians in Glasses (353 items ; 187 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/59742117@N00/
  9. Sou Bibliotecário(a) / I’m Librarian / Soy bibliotecario (332 items ; 8 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/soubibliotecario/
  10. Save Ohio Libraries (280 items ; 17 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/saveohiolibraries/.  Website http://saveohiolibraries.com/
  11. LibraryThing related photos (259 items ; 125 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarything_/.  Also see the Flickr Group LibraryThing Remainders, and the website Thingmabrarians that flickr
  12. Information Anxiety (201 items ; 186 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/infoanxiety/
  13. African community libraries (194 items ; 10 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/523347@N21/.  See Friends of African Village Libraries website
  14. American Indian Library Association (184 items ; 45 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/aila/.  Website http://www.ailanet.org/
  15. Library Underground (103 items ; 56 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/libraryunderground/.  Website http://www.libraryunderground.org/
  16. geekLib{} (88 items ; 91 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/geeklib/
  17. Radical Reference (82 items ; 12 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/449450@N25/.  Also see the Radical Reference website
  18. Information Professionals in Action (59 items ; 62 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/infocareer/
  19. Information Literacy (45 items ; 19 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/infolit/
  20. Librarian In Boots (38 items ; 94 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librariansinboots/
  21. Librarians in Hardhats (32 members ; 19 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/lihh/
  22. Librarians in Showercaps (32 items ; 23 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/419254@N21/
  23. Librarians (30 items ; 7 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/16951372@N00/
  24. Librarian Superheroes of the World (29 items ; 27 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/846852@N21/
  25. NexGen Librarians (24 items ; 38 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/nexgenlib/
  26. Face the Future (Libraries) (17 items ; 36 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/facethefuture/
  27. Librarians on Motorcycles (16 items ; 9 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/312473@N24/

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Librariana, old catalogue cards, library cards, art works, quilts, book plates, marginalia, toys, autographs, library cats…

  1. Library Artworks (515 items ; 119 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/libraryartworks/
  2. Library Postcards (450 items ; 110 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarypostcards/
  3. Book Inscriptions (233 items ; 139 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookinscriptions/
  4. Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure (226 items ; 146 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/nancypearl/.  The Librarian Action Figure Website
  5. Catalogue Cards & Card Catalogues Memorial Pool (213 items ; 154 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/98426250@N00/
  6. Autographed Books (181 items ; 43 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/autographedbooks/
  7. Show us your library card! (175 items ; 77 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/showusyourlibrarycard/
  8. Library Bags (171 items ; 63 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarybags/
  9. Cats in the Library (153 items ; 37 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/82113032@N00/
  10. Things found in books (95 items ; 58 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/thingsfoundinbooks/
  11. Worldwide Library Card Exchange (85 items ; 55 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldwidelibrarycardexchange/
  12. Library Cards (71 items ; 36 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarycards/
  13. Intellectual Cats (71 items ; 32 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1491016@N21/
  14. Library Quilts (56 items ; 59 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/54718808@N00/
  15. Raton de biblioteca (escrib con luz) [Library mouse] (32 items ; 20 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/raton_de_biblioteca/
  16. Marginalia (13 items ; 13 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/marginalia/

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Specialist collections groups (not managed by organisations), antique books, serials, autographs, comics, maps, pamphlets, sheet music, phone books, oddities…

  1. Antique Books (6309 items ; 1184 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/67078055@N00/ ; Tags
  2. Vintage Sheet Music (2256 items ; 340 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/sheetmusic/ ; Tags.  See also these similar Flickr groups – Songsheets, Sheet music, Sheet Music & Books
  3. Vintage Readers (906 items ; 124 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1088961@N22/
  4. Photography Books (807 items ; 369 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/photography-books/
  5. Book Oddities (367 items ; 115 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/oddbooks/
  6. Govdoc Covers (295 items ; 18 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/govdoccovers/
  7. Rainbow of Books (260 items ; 391 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/96822943@N00/
  8. The Pamphlet Collection (242 items ; 38 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/thepamphletcollection/
  9. Banned Books Week 2007 (239 items ; 150 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bbw2007/
  10. Banned Books Week 2010 (192 items ; 67 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bannedbooksweek2010/
  11. Phone Book (141 items ; 251 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/31673772@N00/
  12. Ancient Maps of the World (131 items ; 32 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/ancientmaps/
  13. GovDoc A Day (120 items ; 27 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1536069@N22/
  14. Comics Collections (78 items ; 47 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/serialartcollections/
  15. Prelinger Library (46 items ; 5 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/prelingerlibrary/.  Website http://prelingerlibrary.blogspot.com/
  16. FontBook: Digital Typeface Compendium (46 items ; 36 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/fontbook/
  17. Oxford English Dictionary/OED (20 items ; 20 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/96525828@N00/

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People reading…

  1. People reading (Comment 1) (4565 items ; 1210 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/reading/ ; Tags
  2. Reading (642 items ; 123 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/35237098852@N01/
  3. Reading the paper (606 items ; 84 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/938689@N21/
  4. Lectors (457 items ; 267 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/485752@N23/
  5. For the love of reading (409 items ; 239 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/ilovereading/
  6. reading is sexy (355 items ; 91 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/58059475@N00/
  7. Study is art (301 items ; 135 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/928152@N24/
  8. I love reading / Eu gosto de ler (297 items ; 170 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/51642056@N00/
  9. Read comics in public (257 items ; 126 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/readcomicsinpublic/
  10. Lectores/Readers (192 items ; 46 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/lectores/
  11. Reading Books in Nice Places (182 items ; 158 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/readingbooks/
  12. Lectores del mundo [Readers of the world] (134 items ; 40 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/lectores_del_mundo/
  13. The New Reader (126 items ; 18 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/thenewreader/
  14. People reading in public places (114 items ; 48 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/368777@N21/
  15. Reading in public (39 items ; 25 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/readinginpublic/

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Library 2.0, gaming, computers in libraries, Second Life groups…

  1. Second Life Library 2.0 (3929 items ; 295 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/secondlifelibrary/ ; Tags.  List of Second Life Groups on Flickr
  2. Caledon Library (701 items ; 15 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/caledon_library/.  Website http://www.thelibrarymilitant.net/blog/
  3. Show us your Library 2.0! (568 items ; 188 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/libraryspaces/
  4. gaming @ your library (365 items ; 139 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/gamingatyourlibrary/
  5. The Future is Now Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds, 2010 (362 items ; 73 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1401109@N22/
  6. American Library Association in Second Life (355 items ; 21 members) –http://www.flickr.com/groups/alasl/.  See also the Facebook Group and the ALA’s Virtual Presence website
  7. GamingInLibraries (268 items ; 45 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/gaminginlibraries/
  8. Library 2.0 (212 items ; 159 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/library2point0/
  9. Machinima Librarians of Second Life (193 items ; 18 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/320551@N24/
  10. ALA TechSource TechShots (144 items ; 104 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/tech-shots/.  The ALA TechSource Blog
  11. 2.0 Learning @ the Library (88 items ; 18 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/636867@N22/
  12. Library Architecture and Design in SL (37 items ;  14 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/library_arch_and_design_in_sl/
  13. Les membres de la bibliothèeque francophone de SL [Members of the Francophone bibliothèeque Second Life] (35 items ; 3 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/397152@N22/
  14. Folksonomy (20 items ; 19 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/folksonomy/

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Marketing the library, displays, posters, signage…

  1. Library Signage (2825 items ; 470 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarysignage/ ; Tags
  2. Read Posters (604 items ; 175 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/readposters/
  3. School Library Displays (510 items ; 85 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/school_library_displays/
  4. Primary school displays (327 items ; 58 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1670102@N21/
  5. Advertising Bookmarks (115 items ; 56 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/advertising-bookmarks/
  6. New Zealand School Libraries Displays (71 items ; 4 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/874400@N21/
  7. Reading displays (41 items ; 9 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/readingdisplays/
  8. Worldcat (29 items ; 30 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldcat/
  9. Marketing public libraries (13 items ; 5 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/marketing_public_libraries/

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YA and Children’s services…

  1. Teens are in your Libraries: programs, displays, and spaces (2,060 items ; 64 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/teensinlibraries/ ; Tags.  See the website Alternative Teen Services blog
  2. YA Books (657 items ; 132 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/yabooks/
  3. Educators on Flickr (607 items ; 56 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/educators/
  4. babies and books (383 items ; 161 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/babiesandbooks/
  5. Boys read too! (199 items ; 11 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1609744@N23/
  6. Kids and Young Adult Literature (143 items ; 71 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/35237096146@N01/
  7. Library Storytime (41 items ; 8 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/867303@N25/
  8. Calling all children’s librarians (46 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/calling-childrens-librarians/

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Bookshops, book sales…

  1. Bookstores (2369 items ; 458 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/98307578@N00/ ; Tags
  2. bookshop (2286 items ; 477 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/bookshop/ ; Tags
  3. Bookstore(s) (997 items ; 231 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1387454@N24/
  4. Shakespeare and Company (799 items ; 234 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/shakespeareandcompany/
  5. Used Book Sales (126 items ; 33 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/usedbooksales/

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Mobile Libraries…

  1. Bookmobiles Parnassus on Wheels (313 items ; 49 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/403221@N21/
  2. Bookmobiles (98 items ; 15 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/407247@N23/
  3. Mobile Libraries (72 items ; 11 members) – http://www.flickr.com/groups/27717829@N00/

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Some others worth a look are At the museum, ArchivesOnFlickr, Six Word Story

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