February 19, 2014
thatoldkazoo:

Cutting cake is serious business. So is writing a master’s paper.
Food bloggers, please check my survey:
https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2ohFaOKgZlIotW5
It’s online, anonymous and painless to take. Help a grad student out!
publicdomaindiva:

From “400 Years in 4 Minutes” (1945).

thatoldkazoo:

Cutting cake is serious business. So is writing a master’s paper.

Food bloggers, please check my survey:

https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2ohFaOKgZlIotW5

It’s online, anonymous and painless to take. Help a grad student out!

publicdomaindiva:

From “400 Years in 4 Minutes” (1945).

(via katemacetak)

February 18, 2014
"Thank goodness! I didn’t know if anyone was coming! Are you OK? Did you have trouble getting here? I baked these for your staff. You are always so nice to me when I have a question. I hope they don’t make you stay open long. I will check the new mystery shelves and then head home myself. Oh, dear, sweet boy! You remind me of my grandson. Try to stay warm. Yes, let’s go in."

— When a librarian struggles through storm and snow to open the building, and sees the seventy-two year old patron standing outside with fresh-baked cookies, and thinks to himself, you’re the reason why I tried. (via whenalibrarian)

(via asthedaysgobylifehappenss)

February 18, 2014
Materials Librarian - The North Face - Careers

thelifeguardlibrarian:

If you like being a cool librarian, playing with cool stuff, and making cool aesthetic choices, The North Face wants to hire you.

I’m not sure I’m cool enough but for petesake get a tumblarian in there.

February 17, 2014
Public = Angry

kylecassidy:

So, my photo essay about librarians went viral after Slate published it. One of the women featured in it talks about the unexpected raft of hatrid, body shaming & name calling that came with the publicity. Not just from trolls on reddit, but at times, from her colleagues as well. 

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Filed under: tumblarians 
February 15, 2014
thefinalimage:

Top Hat | 1935 | dir. Mark Sandrich

thefinalimage:

Top Hat | 1935 | dir. Mark Sandrich

February 14, 2014
therumpus:

HORN! REVIEWS: A Tale For The Time Being by Kevin Thomas.

therumpus:

HORN! REVIEWS: A Tale For The Time Being by Kevin Thomas.

February 11, 2014
"Today’s the day the thing happens. The one big thing that happens to you nowadays — only one Thing happens to you, and it happens to everyone. Today’s the day of the test. Today’s the day of the Sorting. Today’s the day we are Chosen. Today’s the day we go to the City and get selected. Today’s the Thing Day. Normally one thing happens, but this time a different thing will happen, because of how different we are, which is unusual. There’s only five things you can be, but I’m a different thing. Society just made everyone pick one thing, somehow. You have to wear the matching jumpsuits or else you’re the wrong thing."

The Toast on YA dystopias: It’s A Bunch of Years After The War And Everything Is Different

February 9, 2014
People using libraries are really bad at asking questions. Unrelated research finding: teenagers have sex in public library restrooms.

lolmythesis:

Library Science; School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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February 7, 2014
imwithkanye:

How to make an entrance. 

imwithkanye:

How to make an entrance. 

February 7, 2014

byzantienne:

roachpatrol:

chekhovandowl:

soylentvanilla:

eversolewd:

girlwithalessonplan:

windycitylibrarian:

Don’t let that image fool you. Click on the video; you won’t regret it.

(You’ll probably also shed a few tears at the end.)

AHHHHHHHHH.  So good!

See this, THIS is how adult education and illiteracy should be in real life.
People being kind, supportive, encouraging, not mocking because you took a little longer to learn something.
I’m sorry I get really emotional about people learning and education and I’m crying really hard right now because I really wish this was a commercial for a adult education network/organization that was becoming mainstream and commonplace and celebrated and not about alcohol

This is a beautiful commercial. Even though it is a commercial for alcohol, it hands down beats the usual marketing devices for such products.

this is fucking fantastic

I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING

you know I used to be a person who did not cry at things?

NOT TRUE ANYMORE.

jeez. watch this.

(via katemacetak)

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February 7, 2014

catagator:

Seeing this week’s New York Times YA Bestsellers list required a discussion. 

We need to keep talking about power, money, and privilege in the YA world, especially when it comes to things like gender.

Can we continue this conversation? Because it’s really important. 

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Filed under: ya lit gender books 
February 7, 2014
superdames:

YOU GUYS
I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE SUPERVILLAIN
Obviously her name should be something like Bookworm but it’s actually Magic Wanda (can’t imagine how they came up with that) and she only ever appeared in this one issue but her plan is PERFECT.
—Spidey Super Stories #42 (1979) script by Jim Salicrup, Michael Siporin, & Julie Mishkin; art by Win Mortimer & Ricardo Villamonte

superdames:

YOU GUYS

I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE SUPERVILLAIN

Obviously her name should be something like Bookworm but it’s actually Magic Wanda (can’t imagine how they came up with that) and she only ever appeared in this one issue but her plan is PERFECT.

—Spidey Super Stories #42 (1979) script by Jim Salicrup, Michael Siporin, & Julie Mishkin; art by Win Mortimer & Ricardo Villamonte

(via thingspeopleasklibrarians)

February 6, 2014
queennubian:

the-turnabout-function:

queennubian:

powerinwords:

queennubian:

idanceitarotiart:

queennubian:

idanceitarotiart:

queennubian:

incaseyuhnevaknow:


wendino:

the look like they’re posing for a early 2000s rap album cover.


Coo-Tang Clan

COO-TANG CLAN!!!!!

COO-TANG CLAN AIN’T NOTHIN’ TA FUCK WIT.

Can I get COO TANG?! COO TANG! COO TANG COO TANG

COO-TANG CLAN AND THE 36 BREADCRUMBS.

THE 36 Breadcrumbs!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Watch these rap pigeons get all up in your guts

Crumbs Rules Everything Around Me

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!


Protect Ya Crop


PROTECT YOUR CROP!!!!!!!!

queennubian:

the-turnabout-function:

queennubian:

powerinwords:

queennubian:

idanceitarotiart:

queennubian:

idanceitarotiart:

queennubian:

incaseyuhnevaknow:


wendino
:

the look like they’re posing for a early 2000s rap album cover.

Coo-Tang Clan

COO-TANG CLAN!!!!!

COO-TANG CLAN AIN’T NOTHIN’ TA FUCK WIT.

Can I get COO TANG?! COO TANG! COO TANG COO TANG

COO-TANG CLAN AND THE 36 BREADCRUMBS.

THE 36 Breadcrumbs!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Watch these rap pigeons get all up in your guts

Crumbs Rules Everything Around Me

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Protect Ya Crop

PROTECT YOUR CROP!!!!!!!!

(Source: youknowyourebritishwhen, via makeithappenday)

February 6, 2014

diversityinya:

10 African American YA Authors to Know

(click on the images for captions)

Lamar Giles

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Stephanie Kuehn

Kekla Magoon

Walter Dean Myers

  • The 2012–2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and winner of the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime achievement.
  • www.walterdeanmyers.net

Jason Reynolds

Ni-Ni Simone

Sherri L. Smith

Jacqueline Woodson

Bil Wright

  • A playwright, director, and author of the YA novels Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy and Sunday You Learn How to Box.
  • www.bilwright.com

February 6, 2014

catagator:

Earlier this week, I posted about YA urban fiction over at STACKED, defining what it is and why it’s appealing. Then someone asked if I knew of any urban fiction featuring LGBTQ characters because that’s what their teens are dying for. So I did a little more research. 

Here’s a list of YA and YA-appealing urban fiction featuring LGBTQ characters. Please feel free to add more — the bigger the list, the better! 

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Filed under: ya lit lgbt books 
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