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  • Student: So are the librarians available on chat or email all the time?
  • Me: No, we do eventually have to go home to take care of our cats.

lecieltumultueux:

silencewhippersnapper:

I recently had my first solo program at the library - I hosted a brown bag lunch on books to movies, with an emphasis on movies that are coming out within the next year or so (Gone Girl, Wild, Unbroken, etc.) It did pretty well - we’re actually going to make this a monthly book discussion series at the library!

I wanted to do something a bit more creative than a regular handout, so I made these little popcorn bags (template here) and filled them with ticket stubs (template here), with each stub discussing a particular movie adaptation. It was…an ambitious undertaking. 

The coolest!

Willie, Poor

iworkatapubliclibrary:

A 4-year-old girl was standing at my desk tracing letters on a piece of scrap paper while telling me about her pets.

Girl [matter of factly]: “At dinner the cat jumped on Daddy’s lap and stepped on his crotch.”

Me: “That was probably uncomfortable.”

Girl [as she continues tracing letters]: “The cat stepped right on Willie.”

Me: “Cats will do that.” 

5 Things Thursday: Salaries, Rare Books, Metadata

modlibrarian:

5 Things Thursday: Salaries, Rare Books, Metadata

Here are five more things for librarians and fans of information organization:

  1. Some statistics on employment for librarians and salaries from Library Journal.
  2. Your rare book questions answered here in a comprehensive FAQ page from RBMS.
  3. Five tips for librarians using web metrics.
  4. Metadata, Schema.org and getting your digital collections noticed.
  5. More summaries of RBMS conference – one on copyright

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peabodywunderkammer:

The Smart Set was an important literary journal featuring short works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce, amongst other 20th century literary luminaries.  And, the covers are pretty awesome, to boot! Sassy flappers whose hair embodies flaming youth, the well-heeled admiring abstract art, and the sullen masses sunk by the weight of life, literature, and wit!  We have issues of all The Smart Sets edited by H.L. Mencken, sage of Baltimore, at the Peabody Library!

slightlyignorant:

bibliolectors:

Birdbooks / Pajarolibros (ilustración de Adolfo Serra)

This is gorgeous.

slightlyignorant:

bibliolectors:

Birdbooks / Pajarolibros (ilustración de Adolfo Serra)

This is gorgeous.

libraryadvocates:

Tina gets it.

DEPARTMENTAL RESOURCE LIBRARIAN, SWEATERS job - Ralph Lauren - New York, NY

makeithappenday:

librarylinknj:

This is not a drill. A SWEATER LIBRARIAN JOB has opened with Ralph Lauren.

WHEN DO I PICK UP MY FIRST CHECK???