"The library at Pacific Northwest College of Art ( (PNCA) serves a community of approximately 500 BFA, MFA, and MA students, 200 staff and faculty, continuing education students, and innumerable alumni…Patrons use the library’s nearly 900-issue circulating zine collection for entertainment, education, and inspiration. Students create zines in PNCA courses, write and publish zines for their theses, and are active in independent publishing. Most of our zines are acquired through donations from their creators or zine collectors. Common themes in our zine collection are comics, art, design, Portland and the Pacific Northwest, feminism, radicalism, GLBTQ topics, pop culture, music, and political activism.”Read the rest and check out more pictures here!
Oh man, I didn’t even know PNCA had zines! Will totally check that out.
Jon Wiley, head of Google Search, explains why Google sometimes kills your favorite features.
Aka “We have no idea what people use or like of our services despite our constant watch over you.”
RIP Google Reader
Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!
Okay. So. This kind of thing drives me totally up the wall. It’s a very Desk Set vision of librarian-as-omniscient-expert. My job is not to know everything, which is good, because I don’t know everything. I don’t know even a tiny fraction of everything, but I am pretty darn good at helping people investigate and explore and go off and learn everything they need at a given time. And THAT is what information literacy is all about.
I’m just having a salty Thursday, I guess. Feel free to look away.
Librarians get little education in research design and then are told they must do research to keep their jobs. If we can barely find the time to do our scholarship, is it any wonder that we don’t have time to become good researchers?”
Thank God for Samuel L. Jackson teaching us the proper pronunciation of “library.”
for real? we’re gonna be classist now?
LibraryJournal really reblogged this without thought? I’d like to say I’m surprised, but…
I don’t think this is necessarily a class thing. I would be interested to see proof otherwise. I could understand a second language thing, but I’ve definitely known people from various classes who said this. It has bothered my for all my life lol
i think it’s really more of a “god who actually gives a shit how they pronounce it, you KNOW what they meant and by being pedantic you’re just looking like an jerk”
also i’ve heard other librarians use “lie-berry” in anecdotes to signify “look how dumb this patron is amIrite” which is NOT COOL AT ALL
Yeah that is not cool at all. Just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean I go policing everyone. I can see how someone might call it that. People don’t pronounce the r in February and no one makes fun of that.
Today in: remember not to be a jerk.
Literary temp. tattoo designs for this kickstarter campain for Litographs
So. This is a cool project, who doesn’t love the idea of literary tattoos, and reading a whole book out on people’s bodies? But something about Chuck Palahniuk quotations* makes me immediately want to check for gender representation. (No offense to CP, just…it’s a thing. A dudebro thing.)
And it looks like the initial crop of Litographs’ literary tattoos are overwhelmingly from men. The lone woman is, unsurprisingly, Jane Austen, token lady writer for the ages. There are no POC writers included in this first batch. At all. All the writers are also from the US, UK, or Europe.
I’m not trying to be a hater, because, yes, these tattoos are delightful, but this is one more demonstration of why representation matters. These quotations were probably picked because they were someone’s favorite, a totally subjective, personal thing…that reflects the white supremacy and patriarchy we all swim in all day long.
*Edit: The quotation isn’t from CP at all, duh! That whole fight club branding was all it took.