May 16, 2014
millionsmillions:

Recommended Viewing: What actually happens when a book gets translated? Publishing Trendsetter has an infographic of a translated book’s life cycle complete with interviews with a foreign rights agent and a translator.

millionsmillions:

Recommended Viewing: What actually happens when a book gets translated? Publishing Trendsetter has an infographic of a translated book’s life cycle complete with interviews with a foreign rights agent and a translator.

May 15, 2014
Library, Overheard in the

iworkatapubliclibrary:

This collection of things overheard in the library comes from the amazing Happy Librarian. Enjoy!

"Where is your amazon.com section?"

"If, like, I have fines, do I have to pay them or can you just make them disappear like a magical elf?"

"Do you put GPS trackers in books? I lost mine!"

"If…

May 15, 2014
"One U.S. Supreme Court justice referred to Netflix as “Netflick.” Another seemed not to know that HBO is a cable channel. A third appeared to think most software coding could be tossed off in a mere weekend."

The people ultimately responsible for making legal rulings in the modern world are often dangerously out-of-touch with it. [via Lawrence Hurley @ Business Insider] (via huffpostpolitics)

what’s on the netflick tonight honey

(via continuants)

Is it cheaper if I only buy the one Netflick? 

(via niwandajones)

(via makeithappenday)

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May 15, 2014

ala-con:

Chipotle Cups Will Now Feature Stories by Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and Other Authors

(via americanlibraryassoc)

May 15, 2014
Vancouver, 1958

Vancouver, 1958

May 15, 2014
Relics of Technology by Jim Golden

Relics of Technology by Jim Golden

May 14, 2014
Share your best library displays...

librarymayhem:

libdisplays:

Hello, you beautiful tropical fish. What’s your library been displaying lately? Anything making your materials fly off the shelves? Want to share it with the world?

Submit your photos or ideas and inspire your fellow tumblarians.

30+ new followers for libdisplays.tumblr.com today and not one new submission! C’mon, pals, show us what you got.

May 14, 2014
Tumblarians I need your help!

thecardiganlibrarian:

nerdylikearockstar:

One of our book clubs is looking for a nonfiction title that a member heard about several years ago (he thinks on NPR) about a fleet of Japanese sailors who ignored orders and returned home before the WWII surrender. Haven’t been able to find it yet, any ideas?

Boost.

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Filed under: tumblarians books wwii 
May 13, 2014
nevver:

Most common language besides English and Spanish

nevver:

Most common language besides English and Spanish

(via minimallywiththetimes)

May 13, 2014
Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: Road trip music?

lecieltumultueux:

Finally getting warm out, and road trip season is upon us! What’s your go-to road trip playlist?

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If it’s sunny out, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. If I’m heading south of Aurora, I fall back into my undergrad patterns and put on a country station. If I’m the only one in the car, I sing embarrassingly loud to whatever comes up on shuffle.

If I’m driving through the mountains or somewhere rural, probably Fleet Foxes or the Decemberists. Otherwise, Beyonce (and maybe the xx).

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.

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