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Sep 22, 2014
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americanlibraryassoc:

"Reading is the most important way to prepare for life." - Lois Lowry

americanlibraryassoc:

"Reading is the most important way to prepare for life." - Lois Lowry

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Sep 21, 2014
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americanlibraryassoc:

According To Stock Photos, Nothing Is Sexier Than Reading

Sounds about right.

I’d like to point out, that top photo is in, like, a bay of bound journals or something. 


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Sep 20, 2014
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Study reveals that a trip to the library feels the same as a $2,282 pay raise »

A recent study commissioned in the UK has revealed that a trip to the library gives the same stimulational effect as a pay raise – a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact. The study, published by Daniel Fujiwara, Laura Kudrna, and Paul Dolan states that a significant association was “found…

There’s a joke in here about why librarians get paid so little, but I can’t think of it right now. 


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Sep 19, 2014
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REBLOG IF YOU WANT A LOVE LETTER FROM A FICTIONAL CHARACTER IN YOUR ASK BOX NOW

(Source: seeyouallintherapy, via paperandparticles)


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Sep 18, 2014
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Nearly every day, a friend or acquaintance tags me on Facebook, asking me to share a list of 10 books that have influenced me. Nearly every day, I read such lists from the same circle of friends and acquaintances. I understand the tidy pleasures provided by such an exercise, but in truth, I am not merely influenced by books. I could not limit a list of important books to a number or a neatly organized list. The list, whatever it might look like, would always be changing because I too am always changing. I am not influenced by books. Instead, I am shaped by them. I am made of flesh and bone and blood. I am also made of books.

— Read the rest of this essay The Books That Made Me Who I Am (via roxanegay)

(via roxanegay)


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Sep 17, 2014
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Hi, Tumblr. I’ve been lurking a bit, but much like the last time I started a new job, I have been tired and excited and running pretty much at capacity. I’m halfway through week three at my new gig, and I have so much to say, but also, I honestly don’t have the bandwidth right now. And students will be back on campus next week, so we all know I’m not going to have more time for tumbl’n. 
But I’ll make my way back here, eventually. One of my goals for this new job is to be more realistic about managing my time. Specifically, knowing that things take time, and allowing myself that time. Building relationships take time. Learning takes time. All the good stuff takes time. 
I do want to say, we’ve got a full line-up for #critlib this fall, so if you find yourself on Twitter on the occasional Tuesday night, check it out. Also, a special shoutout to missmosnarylime for sending me her awesome zine. Mail! I unpacked hella stationary this weekend, so fill out this form if you want me to write you a letter. I know it is counterintuitive, but sometimes analog is just easier for me. 

Hi, Tumblr. I’ve been lurking a bit, but much like the last time I started a new job, I have been tired and excited and running pretty much at capacity. I’m halfway through week three at my new gig, and I have so much to say, but also, I honestly don’t have the bandwidth right now. And students will be back on campus next week, so we all know I’m not going to have more time for tumbl’n. 

But I’ll make my way back here, eventually. One of my goals for this new job is to be more realistic about managing my time. Specifically, knowing that things take time, and allowing myself that time. Building relationships take time. Learning takes time. All the good stuff takes time. 

I do want to say, we’ve got a full line-up for #critlib this fall, so if you find yourself on Twitter on the occasional Tuesday night, check it out. Also, a special shoutout to missmosnarylime for sending me her awesome zine. Mail! I unpacked hella stationary this weekend, so fill out this form if you want me to write you a letter. I know it is counterintuitive, but sometimes analog is just easier for me. 


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Sep 17, 2014
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rebeccanoone:

spent most of the day sorting through images at the mid-manhattan library’s picture collection. i think i found paradise.

picture files are the bomb.com


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Sep 16, 2014
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newberrylibrary:

Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco

ooh girl

newberrylibrary:

Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco

ooh girl


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Sep 15, 2014
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OMG Holden Caulfield would make a terrible president

OMG Holden Caulfield would make a terrible president

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Sep 14, 2014
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theartofgooglebooks:

Marginalia: “end here”
From p. 206 of The Gospel of Wealth, and Other Timely Essays by Andrew Carnegie (1901). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

theartofgooglebooks:

Marginalia: “end here”

From p. 206 of The Gospel of Wealth, and Other Timely Essays by Andrew Carnegie (1901). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).