April 6, 2014
Do our employers have an obligation to protect us from racist/sexist patrons?

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?

February 26, 2014
12-year-old builds low-cost Lego braille printer

(Source: curliestofcrowns)

February 25, 2014
erikkwakkel:

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.
Pic: Micrographia, published in 1665 (Wellcome Library, EPB/C 29309/C). More about this item here. Read more about the Creative Commons move of the library here.

erikkwakkel:

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.

Pic: Micrographia, published in 1665 (Wellcome Library, EPB/C 29309/C). More about this item here. Read more about the Creative Commons move of the library here.

(via libraryspaces)

February 25, 2014

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.

February 25, 2014
except clothing…apparently not allowed to talk about clothing

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. 

February 24, 2014

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? 

February 24, 2014
Can we just stop with the “cool librarian” overcompensating?

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. 

December 31, 2013
WHEN I’M EXCITED ABOUT A BOOK AND NO ONE ELSE IS

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December 30, 2013
SOMEONE SAYS THEY DON’T READ BECAUSE “READING IS FOR NERDS”

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December 29, 2013
A MYSTIFIED PATRON ASKS HOW I’M SCANNING BOOKS WITHOUT THE HANDHELD SCANNER

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