May 13, 2014
"The first thing this librarian needs to understand is that the bookmobile doesn’t belong to her. It belongs to the public, including children."

Pat Scales responds regarding a ‘conservative’ librarian who wants to keep “Wimpy Kid” and “Captain Underpants” out of the bookmobile that she mans.

SLJ Columnist Pat Scales Addresses Censorship Concerns in Libraries | School Library Journal

(via schoollibraryjournal)

(via silencewhippersnapper)

May 12, 2014
therumpus:

HORN! REVIEWS: An Untamed State by Kevin Thomas

YES

therumpus:

HORN! REVIEWS: An Untamed State by Kevin Thomas

YES

May 12, 2014

libraryadvocates:

slcl:

Ballet at the library? Yes! Kids at the Prairie Commons Branch experienced a special story time yesterday. Ballet dancers from the DaySpring School read the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, then taught the kids dance moves to act out the story they had just heard. You can see more adorable photos from the program here

Beanstalk Ballet is a part of SLCL’s Art @ Your Library series. The program is being held at multiple branches, get the full schedule here

That first shot is the best.

(via thecommonlibrarian)

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Filed under: libraries dance 
May 9, 2014
NYPL's Favorite NYC History Books

nypl:

The NYPL Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy recommends our favorite, most readable, most memorable New York City nonfiction. These are the true stories of New York that engaged us, that intrigued us, and that we thought you might like to read as well.

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Filed under: book reccs history 
May 6, 2014
Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: What genre would you like to explore more?

lecieltumultueux:

I tend to get stuck in non-fiction ruts a lot, but now that I’m back in a library on a regular basis again, I’m much better at rotating genres. I know I don’t need to, but sometimes I need to force myself to try something new. I’ve been having a lot of luck with fiction lately. I would love to read more graphic novels and YA books, but I never really know what selections to make.

Is there a certain genre that you wish you read more?

I really need to read more romance. And probably horror, too.

May 4, 2014
redworthy:

Happy Star Wars Day!

redworthy:

Happy Star Wars Day!

(via gnomadiclibrarian)

May 2, 2014

librarean:

librarean:

librarean:

librarean:

librarean:

librarean:

Han Solo embraces a ‘carpe diem’ kind of philosophy. Han Yolo.

Han Solo discovers his soft caramel center. Han Rolo.

Han Solo develops a line of semicasual men’s clothing. Han Polo.

Han Solo tries on a type of tie made from skinny leather strips. Han Bolo.

Han Solo conjugates the Latin verb for ‘to want’ in the first person present. Han Volo.

Han Solo writes a series of legal help books. Han Nolo.

April 30, 2014
Braverman Prize Deadline: tomorrow!

kellymce:

All y’all MLIS students have submitted your papers on “some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship” (or archivists, archives, or archivist-ship), right? Or you’re going to by tomorrow????

The winning paper gets published in the summer issue of Progressive Librarian, its author gets a press pass and $500 stipend to get to ALA Annual in Las Vegas. 

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

April 29, 2014
Adult Reference Librarian/Computer Specialist | RAILS

thelifeguardlibrarian:

yolaleah:

My library is hiring an entry level librarian!! We are looking for someone who is passionate about makerspaces and emerging technologies, just like we are. We’re building our makerspace this fall and we already have a great team of very excited librarians and a super supportive administration. Our community is engaged and full of active library users. Seriously, this library rocks.

Check it out. Apply! Spread the word! JOIN US!

Get a job ^

April 28, 2014

goplaceswithbooks:

eviloverlibrarian:

janebrarian:

Someone beat me to it… but it looks like they have done it right according to the glowing reviews. 

I love donuts. I love books. I have long thought of opening a shop called the Donut Library that would have tons of donuts to offer and lots of reading material on hand, It seems that in 2012 someone in Budapest had the same idea and has done just that. 

They have 20 flavours every day and they do lots of specialty donuts. Books are plentiful in many languages and they have been very successful in a short period of time. 

Since I will probably never open my own donut library shop, my new goal is to go to Budapest and visit The Donut Library… their donuts look divine.

OH MY GOD, MY DREAM JOB. DONUTS AND LIBRARIES.

holy shit this is a million dollar idea

April 24, 2014

melvillehouse:

mrmullin:

The sickest of burns. 

#nodads

(Source: aisforarthur)

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April 21, 2014
"Reader, I married him."

— Happy Birthday, Charlotte Bronte, born today in 1816! (via pickeringtonlibrary)

April 16, 2014
todaysdocument:

In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!
Happy National Bookmobile Day!

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

todaysdocument:

In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!

Happy National Bookmobile Day!

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

(via libraryjournal)

April 15, 2014
thedanaash:

outofprintclothing:

Introducing the Library Collection! Celebrate #NationalLibraryWeek with our expanded collection of totes, shirts, phone case and pouches!In addition, we are donating a portion of sales this week to help a Queens-based public school get a fully functional library!Shop and show your love for libraries here: http://goo.gl/9DlnaD

So I bought something from this collection because I’m a sucker for library/book related clothing even though I am totally broke. But I’m a grown adult, so whatever, why explain myself to you?
But here’s the thing. I can’t help but be a little annoyed when companies (especially large ones that are worth millions -gurl, you know who you are) have library related clothing and then like, don’t do anything to help libraries. Do you really love libraries all that much or are you just profiting on the fact that mad people have serious old library nostalgia right now? Libraries are busier than ever yet our funds are in a sad state. I know they aren’t obligated to donate a damn thing, but these are my feelings regardless.
So look! Here is a company that, in addition to donating a book to a community in need whenever you buy something when it’s not National Library Week, is actually giving money to a library when you buy library things (or anything) from their site. Is it the most perfect thing ever? I am sure some librarians will find something wrong with it because librarians on the internet love to ruin good efforts without doing anything good themselves, but it’s an awesome start.
Anyway I just wrote 3 paragraphs about buying a damn t-shirt so I’m done now. Good job, Out of Print.

thedanaash:

outofprintclothing:

Introducing the Library Collection! 

Celebrate #NationalLibraryWeek with our expanded collection of totes, shirts, phone case and pouches!

In addition, we are donating a portion of sales this week to help a Queens-based public school get a fully functional library!

Shop and show your love for libraries here: http://goo.gl/9DlnaD

So I bought something from this collection because I’m a sucker for library/book related clothing even though I am totally broke. But I’m a grown adult, so whatever, why explain myself to you?

But here’s the thing. I can’t help but be a little annoyed when companies (especially large ones that are worth millions -gurl, you know who you are) have library related clothing and then like, don’t do anything to help libraries. Do you really love libraries all that much or are you just profiting on the fact that mad people have serious old library nostalgia right now? Libraries are busier than ever yet our funds are in a sad state. I know they aren’t obligated to donate a damn thing, but these are my feelings regardless.

So look! Here is a company that, in addition to donating a book to a community in need whenever you buy something when it’s not National Library Week, is actually giving money to a library when you buy library things (or anything) from their site. Is it the most perfect thing ever? I am sure some librarians will find something wrong with it because librarians on the internet love to ruin good efforts without doing anything good themselves, but it’s an awesome start.

Anyway I just wrote 3 paragraphs about buying a damn t-shirt so I’m done now. Good job, Out of Print.

April 14, 2014
Looking for contributions!

lismicroaggressions:

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