Has international World Cup fever inspired you to look for some books from around the globe? If so, check out NYPL’s Literary World Cup featuring authors from each competing country. It’s a great way to find some new writers to enjoy!
What a clever idea to promote your collection and encourage your patrons to read fiction in translation!
I love this!
Are you aware of ALA’s Code of Conduct? It exists to provide ALA conference attendees with a “harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.”
Have you been harassed, sexually or otherwise, at a conference? Experienced transphobia or homophobia or ableism? Felt unsafe? Experienced unwanted physical contact? Received fatphobic comments? Been stalked, either physically or virtually? Have you witnessed any of the previous situations? OR, have you only had pleasant conference experiences? Please fill out this survey.
At only 10 questions long, this survey exists to document Code of Conduct violations at ALA conferences. Consider filling it out if you have EVER attended an ALA conference. Any anecdotes and/or stories appreciated.
For the survey, click here.
For the story behind the survey, click here.
The survey currently has over 150 responses, but more would be appreciated so that a variety of experiences can be documented.
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sippin’ on coke and rum, I’m like, ‘So what, I’m drunk.” It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, I’m about to have me some fun.
(“Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly)"
This Wednesday at noon EST I am giving a webinar to the North Carolina Library Association about Tumblr!
I’d love it if a few people could reblog/like a post we’re making during the presentation, as well as someone to send us an Ask!
Also, I was wondering if a few folks would be willing to record a short 30 second-2 minute video talking about how/why they use tumblr—ideally I’d like one professional blog (a tumblr for a library/institution), and one personal blog. (A presenter at ALA had these short video clips from people and I’m stealing her idea…)
Message me if you’re interested!
The Roots’ Harry Potter Rap
When you try to reblog something and you can’t get the full text of it into your reblog, does it annoy you? Because it annoys me when I try to do that. I want to share the entire thing, not a couple sentences that cut off and require a click through (I’m lazy, which is why I have a dash!).
There’s a solution friends. It took me a long time to figure out, but now I am going to show you the trick:
When you hit “reblog,” scroll up to the very top of the post you’re reblogging. On the right-hand side, do you see that wheel? Right next to the wheel, there is a drop down menu that lets you select HOW you’re reblogging.
Rather than reblog as a link, which is what the default is, you can reblog it as a text. Then you have the full reblog in one spot.
Submitted by friendswoodya
Yup. This and Divergent. And Frozen.
And then they say “No, I don’t want to put a hold on it, I’ll just wait.”
BITCH THERE ARE 214 PEOPLE AHEAD OF YOU IN LINE
Yep. They’ll be waiting until 2015.
DOING THE LINDY
—- Leon James and Willa Mae Ricker demonstrate the Lindy Hop, 1942.
what’s Whitney Houston’s favorite type of coordination?
i hate this i hate u
- WHEN SOMEONE SAYS "I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO READ"
Submitted by kaitybgood
- Chaperoning my first school dance
I’m anticipating a glorious shit show.
i was taking pictures of the new puppy
when i look out the window to see the older dog just