Bitches love libraries #disney
A library in Islington, north London is asking would-be patrons a series of totally normal questions that every library asks when you go to apply for a card.
You know, like your name, your address, whether or not you have a “hidden impairment, such as cancer, HIV, or diabetes.”
But it doesn’t stop there.
Read the rest at Jezebel.
The Wire + Motivational posters
On an evening when New York state legislators passed a historic marriage equality bill, librarians at the American Library Association annual conference were entertained, moved, and captivated by the conference’s opening keynote speaker, Dan Savage, syndicated columnist and co-creator with his husband, Terry Miller, of the “It Gets Better” viral video campaign. Alluding to the pending vote in New York, Savage, who married Miller in Canada, referred to him as “my boyfriend in New York,” and said that while the couple was “enjoying the premarital sex,” drawing laughter from the audience, he was looking forward to later joining Miller, who was in New York, as his husband. Soon after, the New York Legislature voted to recognize same sex marriages.
Savage likened his video campaign to the work of librarians,who are dedicated to information and offering access to that information. He praised librarians for offering the kinds of books that can help kids struggling with their sexuality, being bullied by classmates, rejected by their families and their churches, and portrayed libraries as a safe haven for many kids. As for why he turned his Internet-based effort into a book (published by Dutton in March) Savage drew applause, telling librarians “I’m a print guy, and books are magic.”
Read the rest of the article at Publishers Weekly.
I don’t live in Portland or Boston, but maybe some of you do? Best of luck! It sounds like an awesome opportunity.
LibraryThing is hiring again—a relatively junior position, with room to advance and grow. We’re looking for someone smart and organized to help out with the customer support side of the quickly growing LibraryThing for Libraries.
You must be:
- Able to write quickly and well
- Organized as all get-out
- Able to juggle multiple tasks efficiently and with humor
- Extremely comfortable with computers
- Able to work independently and communicate effectively
- A Library or Information Sciences Degree
- Experience in libraries or library “industry”
- Technical skills (HTML, CSS, MySQL, etc.)
- Customer-service or sales experience
- Mac lover
- Love of cheese
- Assist Abby with LibraryThing for Libraries
- Provide customer support to libraries
- Attend trade shows
- Learn whatever we need you to learn
- Think creatively and suggest improvements
- Whatever else is needed. We are still a startup so “duties” are fluid.
Boston, MA or Portland, ME area strongly preferred. If we get enough applications we will probably not look at others–no offense.
Salary plus gold-plated health and dental insurance. We require hard work, but we are flexible about hours.
How to apply:
Email and resume is good. Don’t send a separate cover letter. In your email, please go through the bullets above, explaining briefly how they do or don’t fit you.
Send emails to email@example.com.
Why you shouldn’t become an archivist
by Rebecca Goldman and Amy Schindler
“your greatest dream will be to have your own washer and dryer by your mid forties…”
I know multiple people who are in grad school for archivist studies. And museum studies. Oh god, just thinking about what’s being said here gives me flashbacks to working in the local history museum.
Best Explanation of White Privilege & Institutionalized Racism I've Heard In A While.
(taken from The Color of Wealth)
A racially mixed group is...
Maybe if Bette Midler was there with a Sparkly Feather BoaCaleb: Can we go look at the dishes?Me: No! We're going to look at the fabric!Caleb: ...could this be any gayer?
Eating French toast sticks in the library like yeah
"i know poverty & i would NEVER eat a mcdonald's meal!"
i call MIERDA.
you might know a little something about poverty, but clearly you don’t REALLY know it. because you don’t know the reality of having to eat whatever the hell you can get your hands on, from whatever source is handy, because you do not know when you will ever eat again.
OH CHRIST. Arnold, listen, DO NOT EAT THOSE.
Your teacher? She is INSANE. She is going to shrink the bus to cheese puff size and...
“I think you would like Warren. He drinks Courvoisier in a Coke can, and has a laugh like you’d find in a cartoon bubble.”— Amy Hempel, The Collected...