Big Hank has arrived

A knitted plush alligator named Big Hank

Big Hank is just under three feet long.



Big Hank is a version of this Lion Brand Yarn pattern, made with Lion brand Silky Twist instead of the Homespun yarn called for in the pattern. He’ll be going to live with the little boy he was made for in North Jersey in the next week or two. Go, Big Hank!


Close-up view of large knitted plush alligator

He’s got a friendly face, that Hank.

Pets-in-Collections in the literature

Check out Learning to Share: Measuring Use of a Digitized Collection on Flickr and in the IR by Melanie Schlosser and Brian Stamper of The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH. Beyond noting Pets-in-Collections as an example of how shared websites can contribute to the visibility of library collections, this excellent article investigates the relationship between digital collections usage when collection items are featured in social media sites versus only in institutional repositories or library websites.