I don’t necessarily mean the belligerent ones either. What if otherwise their behavior is not outside of the code of conduct? Do we have a right to not be told “there’s a good girl” by old white dudes? Do we have a right to not be hit on? Or is this what we signed up for? Went into student loan debt for?
A seventh grader’s science fair project turns into a quest to develop a customizable low-cost printer for the blind. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.
Thousands of amazing Hi-Res pics free to use
A growing number of academic institutions are making their image databases available for general use under Creative Common licenses. The Wellcome Library is the latest addition to this lot. And what an addition it is! The London-based Wellcome Institute specializes in the history of public health and its library hosts a fantastic collection of books and other historic materials, spanning over a thousand years. Be like this flea and start jumping through their books by clicking here.
i-like-kittens asked: Did you know The Oxford African American Studies Center is free for Black History Month?. Simply use Username: blackhistorymonth and Password: onlineaccess to login.
Guess I better find some libraryish things to post on here, what with all the new followers. I probably said this like, three years ago (or whenever I first started this thing) but I’d totally love submissions if you’re into that kind of thing. I can look at a lot of internet when the desk is quiet but I’m only one person.
So apparently an on-the-fly post on your oft neglected library themed tumblr gets you a ton of new followers. So, um, hi new followers?
I’m all for busting stereotypes, but does anyone really believe in the stodgy old spinster librarian trope anymore? The young, tattooed, vintage-glasses wearing, pink-hair-having, runs-a-book-club-at-a-dive-bar “hip” librarian has become a trope itself and I just want to tell everyone to stop trying so hard. I know it can seem necessary in this age of budget cuts and digitization, but we’re not going to convince anyone to come to the library because we’re checking off some list of pre-approved (white, city-dwelling) hipster cultural markers of coolness. Libraries are cool because of what they have, and the people who run them are “cool” because of what they do, not what they look like.
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- Among other things, Black people will never be truly equal to White people as long as Black History Month exists.
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- 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