Friday, August 15, 2014
Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’. Terry Pratchett, Snuff (via ameliaswearheart)

Tumblarians, what non-library conferences do you attend?

Not counting knitting trade shows, fiber festivals, and cons  (because, really, people can tell you’re a librarian and you end up answering questions  everywhere), these are the work/job/professional conferences I’ve attended, some multiple times. 

NERCOMP -  a regional ed-tech series of conferences and workshops

THATCamp - New England, Libraries, MLA

WordCamp - Wordpress camp conference

AWP - Association of Writers & Writing Programs

(Source: trubrarian)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This is really fucking powerful.


This is really fucking powerful.





Thursday, August 7, 2014

I just read a library science journal article that basically said “Figure out the needs of specific user population and then give it to them when you teach them bibliographic instruction/information literacy.” 

Duh. Of COURSE. What else would I do with a specialized population asking for research help? 

So much of LIS literature is stating the obvious, and then using jargon to make it sound more special than it is. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Tuesday, July 29, 2014

revene said: (ー∀ー;) Maybe give 'The Name of the Wind' a go? :o

Already read it, and the sequel. I’m impatiently waiting for the 3rd book to come out. Thanks for the recommendation, though :) 

I went to the bookstore last night because I was bored and anxious. I wanted something to read to distract me. I spent an hour there, wandering the stacks, and I couldn’t find anything I wanted to read. I came home with the  July/August issue of Poetry

I need some new reads. What have you read recently that’s awesome?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: What is your go-to karaoke/shower singing song?



Karaoke: Son of a Preacher Man

Shower: Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles

What about you?

My karaoke song is Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n’Roll.” I don’t sing in the shower or in my car. I do some folk song circles, and the song I can lead there is “I’ll Tell Me Ma”