Vote for your favourite Library Shelfie

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You’ve shown us your best Library Shelfies – now it’s time to help us select the winner of our $300 prize.

That’s right, the power is in your hands *evil laugh* to help us decide who gets the big bucks!

We’ve collated all of the entries in our Library Shelfie Instagram competition and displayed them in the gallery at the top of this page. We have to say, you lot are a creative bunch. We’ve loved seeing your awesome shelfies come rolling in.

So, how do you vote for your fave?

  1. 1. Scroll through the gallery above.
  2. 2. Choose your favourite.
  3. 3. Vote using the online poll at the bottom of this post.

We’ve re-grammed all Shelfie entries on our Instagram, @GriffithLibrary, too. So, in true Instagram style, you can also vote by liking your favourite Shelfie on our Instagram. We’ll collate these likes with the votes on our poll here to determine the winner!

Voting opens today, like right now, and closes on Friday 10 August at 5 pm. That means there’s only five days of voting, so get your skates on and vote now.

We’ll announce the winner of the 2018 Library Shelfie here on the blog and on our Griffith Library Instagram and Facebook in late August.


Have you entered our Library Shelfie competition yet?

Griffith University Library Shelfie Competition

What are you waiting for? All you need to do is snap a selfie in one of our campus libraries for your chance to win a sweet $300.

We’ve received some amazing entries since the comp opened earlier this month, so if you want to take out the $300 prize, you need to bring your game face.

Need some inspo before you get snapping? Search in Instagram on #libraryshelfie or check out the top entries from last year’s competition.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. 1. Follow @griffithlibrary on Instagram.
  2. 2. Take a selfie in any Griffith University Library.
  3. 3. Post it on Instagram and tag @griffithlibrary and #libraryshelfie #griffithlibrary.

Read the full terms and conditions and get snapping!


#griffithlibrary is on Insta—we’re just waiting for you to follow us!

We’re no Kim K or The Rock, but we daresay our Instagram page is pretty cool.

But hey, who are we to judge? You’re probably waaay cooler than us. So jump on over and take a look. Tell is if we are actually cool, or if not, what we should be doing (we’re always down for some constructive criticism).

We’re not your run-of-the-mill library Insta, that’s for sure. Yeah, we’ve got pictures of books and cats, of course. But we’ve also got funny and motivational quotes. We’ll channel your #MondayFeels and empathise with your exhaustion, but still encourage you to give it your all.

We’ll share photos from our events like the recent Human Library and give you a giggle every Friday with our #bookfacefriday. And, if you tag us, might even regram you.

No raunchy shots like Kimmy or massive muscles like Dwayne, but we’ve probably got more substance (we mean, we are a library). So come on over and give us a follow @griffithlibrary!


5 reasons why you should follow our Instagram

Not only are we the best library blog on the planet, we are even dominating #socialmedia. You see, we’ve got Twitter and Facebook, but today is all about the #Insta!

  1. 1. We care about our #students, give #studytips and remind you referencing is kind of a big deal, with #consequences.
  2. 2. We use our degrees to teach you about native Australian flora such as #wattles being technically a fluorescence, not a flower!
  3. 3. We give some good #motivational advice to help you #succeed with your #studies.
  4. 4. We like #libraries and #librarians even when they aren’t our own and love we kept #oldschoollibrarian photos!
  5. 5. We love #books and #animals – and let’s be honest, if you don’t love those things, should we really be #friends?

In fact, one user said they’ve “been astonished by” our “awesome work for some time” and we are choosing to believe it’s not a bot due to our popularity over QUT Library Instagram!

P.S. We are just playing with you QUT Library, we actually love you guys and the playful rivalry we have together!


Do you love Instagram? Follow @griffithlibrary!

Are you all loving Instagram right now? We certainly are!

There was our #libraryshelfie comp in July where you, our talented students, posted amazing pics on Insta for a chance to win $300.

We’ve featured a selection of the #libraryshelfie entries on our Instagram. You should totally head over to @griffithlibrary to check it out. And while you are there, take a moment to enjoy our other Instagram posts. There’s heaps of Insta-goodness to soak in!

There are our regular quotes, of course. We find quotes that amuse us and share them on Instagram with you. We’d call them our regular ‘funny quotes’, but we don’t like to toot our own horn. But feel free to have a chuckle or belly laugh when you read them.

Our Instagram is also a way for us to indulge in our love of books.  We are a library after all, and we have a not-so-secret book obsession.

From books that make up a rainbow to books you read in a hammock, we celebrate all books on our Instagram feed. And if the #bookstagram post is as pretty as a picture, well, that’s just a bonus.

We’re always on the lookout for fresh Instagram content from our students. So if you snap a pic that you think we’d like, be sure to tag us (we are @griffithlibrary). You never know, we may just repost it!


Are you following us on Instagram?

Griffith Library Instagram feed

We’ve seen some of you over on the @griffithlibrary Instagram, and we appreciate all your likes and comments. Fist bump to all our regulars!

But for those of you who aren’t familiar with our feed, maybe now’s the time to take a peek. You can see pics from our fabulous library events, like the recent weekend Hack-a-thon at the Gold Coast.

And it’s not just photos – we’ve dabbled with mini video content such as Boomerang and Instagram Stories. Check out the Boomerang of our massive Hack-a-thon cheque. Cool, right?

While we aim to keep you up-to-date with all the latest library resources and services, we also like to have a little fun on Insta. Okay, so maybe a lot of fun.

We keep you entertained with humorous, motivational or inspirational quotes, like the one we posted recently by Timothy Healy.

There’s also our semi-regular #bookfacefriday posts. Because who doesn’t enjoy seeing how creative some folk can be with their face, a book cover, and a mobile phone? Here’s one we posted a few days ago.

And as much as you’ll flip over the #bookfacefriday posts, you’ll love our behind-the-scenes snaps of our beloved library staff and lovely library spaces even more. Don’t you just dig this shot of one of our more colourful staff members?

Head over to Insta and scroll through the @griffithlibrary feed. If you like what you see, be sure to give us a Follow.


You’ve got a pending Friend Request

O-Week is all about making new friends that will last a uni-lifetime.

Friends who will be with you in the Library at 11pm the night before your dreaded stats exam; friends who will generously share their lecture notes when you’re sick the Tuesday after June long weekend; or friends who will buy you the double choc muffin you’re drooling over because they know your food (noodle) budget doesn’t include the $3.95 treat.

Just like these friends, Griffith Library will be there for you through your Uni journey. Whether you’re navigating your timetable, learning the referencing ropes or delving into the world of data research we’re here to help.

We promise we’ll be your best buddy offering news, resources, discounts, event info, competitions and training on our awesome Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. And if that isn’t enough for you, then subscribe to this Library blog for regular tips, tricks, study help, IT deals, competitions and more! 

All you need to do is Like and Follow Griffith Library and we’ll be BFFs in no time! #Justdoit.

To find friends that aren’t just online, check out Griffith Mates.