Photo 21 Feb 265 notes unconsumption:


It is a beautiful Italian story of the retired teacher Antonio La Cava from Ferrandina (Italy) that runs the villages of Basilicata on his “Bibliomotocarro” to promote reading.
And the kids are waiting for him with enthusiasm. Antonio, bought a used Ape motorbike from Piaggio, he has modified it, filled it with books and called Bibliomotocarro. Every week he turn the villages of Basilicata and announce his arriving by the sound of an organ. In the squares  children are waiting for him.

Keep reading here: BIBLIOMOTOCARRO: A Beautiful Italian Idea | 5election - The International Coolhunting Magazine

Totes adorbs.

unconsumption:

It is a beautiful Italian story of the retired teacher Antonio La Cava from Ferrandina (Italy) that runs the villages of Basilicata on his “Bibliomotocarro” to promote reading.

And the kids are waiting for him with enthusiasm. Antonio, bought a used Ape motorbike from Piaggio, he has modified it, filled it with books and called Bibliomotocarro. Every week he turn the villages of Basilicata and announce his arriving by the sound of an organ. In the squares  children are waiting for him.

Keep reading here: BIBLIOMOTOCARRO: A Beautiful Italian Idea | 5election - The International Coolhunting Magazine

Totes adorbs.

Link 13 Feb 116 notes They're Just Not That Into You»

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Or, How I got over that last job rejection: Valentine’s Day edition

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Over the past six months or so, I’ve really tightened up my job hunting process. I’ve been pretty picky about where I apply, because HEY good news, I enjoy my current job! There’s a lot of room for growth and leadership…

I feel this pretty hard. I just got a rejection this week, but I also got an offer. I’ve been looking for over 6 months since moving last June and hadn’t had any interviews until last month. I was crushing pretty hard on both jobs actually. I truly felt that either job would be a good direction for me, but still, when I got that (very timely and gentle) rejection within a few days of the offer, and the decision was made for me, it was disappointing. I know I am very fortunate to have an offer now (which I accepted!) but I feel like I missed out on that new job high because of the rejection. On the other hand knowing I already had a great offer definitely took the sting out of the rejection. But I’m still glad I did the interview process and I met some great people with whom I’d love to stay in touch. Something I read on Hiring Librarians stuck with me: employers turn down candidates they love all the time, because there are multiple candidates they love, but they can only pick one. So when they say you were great and encourage you to reapply, don’t feel like they’re just saying that. They don’t have to say that. It’s not that they’re not into you, it’s just that there are more great people than they can take.
Photo 9 Feb Joslyn Allison | Librarian turned 4 today!

I started this blog hoping to blog about knitting and feminism (both still near to my heart) and ended up using it as a connection to others sharing those interests, my professional colleagues, and a special few who are both. I never thought it would be a part of my grown up life, but I hope it continues to grow with me.

Joslyn Allison | Librarian turned 4 today!

I started this blog hoping to blog about knitting and feminism (both still near to my heart) and ended up using it as a connection to others sharing those interests, my professional colleagues, and a special few who are both. I never thought it would be a part of my grown up life, but I hope it continues to grow with me.

Link 2 Feb 1 note The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age»

johnxlibris:

clay, shirky.com

Interest in using the internet to slash the price of higher education is being driven in part by hope for new methods of teaching, but also by frustration with the existing system. The biggest threat those of us working in colleges and universitie…

"If we can’t keep raising costs for students (we can’t) and if no one is coming to save us (they aren’t), then the only remaining way to help these students is to make a cheaper version of higher education for the new student majority."

A brutally honest look at where higher ed is going and what’s got to happen to keep sustaining it. Definitely worth reading.

Photo 25 Jan 34 notes thelifeguardlibrarian:

Fobazi talking truth & intersectionality at #igniteala #alamw14 #tumblarians #asthedaysgobylifehappenss

Sounds like this was a great session! I’m really glad to be part of a profession where these kinds of gender/social justice issues are being taken on at our professional meetings! I wish I could have been there but I’m looking forward to more of this in the future!

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Fobazi talking truth & intersectionality at #igniteala #alamw14 #tumblarians #asthedaysgobylifehappenss

Sounds like this was a great session! I’m really glad to be part of a profession where these kinds of gender/social justice issues are being taken on at our professional meetings! I wish I could have been there but I’m looking forward to more of this in the future!

Link 15 Jan 38 notes The Future of Libraries: Harvard Students Are Thinking Outside the Box | EdTech Magazine»

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Really dig “spatial googling” and the “electric campfire.”

Electric Campfire

Jenny Hong realized that when library users needed to power up devices like notebooks and tablets, they were confined to outlets scattered throughout the building. She designed the Electric Campfire — a “cubical table arrayed on each side with wireless power outlets,” according to the Harvard Gazette. The intent is to encourage social interaction with other users. The term “library voice” may soon be a thing of the past.

Spatial Googling

When you know what to search, it’s easy to find a book in the library. But Stacy Morton proposed an innovative way to search a library’s archives, or even an entire city. The idea is that a user can save keyword searches and then receive notifications if they pass near an object that has been tagged with relevant terms.

So cool.

Text 12 Jan How I Spent my Summer (and Fall) Vacation

Well, to begin with, it has been a much longer hiatus than I thought it would be. I guess forgot how much a big move can take it out of you and how much time it takes to adjust. But that’s not to say I haven’t been checking in! The great tumblr library community has kept me in the loop on all kinds of happenings in library-land. I can’t say enough how valuable this group of professionals has been to me.

The majority of my time has been spent getting to know my new town and the surrounding area, getting my day-to-day figured out, etc. I’ve also been getting to know the military lifestyle and I’ve been able to meet some great people and learn a lot through some opportunities to participate in the military community. Fortunately this is an area where military families are very common, so that makes the transition to a new area that much easier. Several of our neighbors are current or former military families, and they’ve all been very welcoming and helpful.

Other than that it’s been little of this and a little of that. We’ve had some family come and visit and I’ve been keeping myself busy with some crafty projects, occasionally chronicled on my other blog: www.librarianmakesstuff.tumblr.com.

Things are going well on the job search front. I expected it to take some time, but I am truly grateful for the chance to meet and speak with people in the library field here locally. I don’t have anything to report yet, but I’m feeling positive about the future, and in the meantime I’m on the lookout for opportunities for networking and professional development. My goals are to try and be more proactive about updating this blog and twitter. I’d love to do some training on Adobe creative or other creation tools and some reading on academic library issues, so if anyone has any recommendations for either, I’d love to hear them!

Happy New Year everyone!
Photo 18 Dec 469 notes todaysdocument:

Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine Patent, missing from the National Archives
December 17 is a bittersweet anniversary at the National Archives. While it’s the date of the Wright Brother’s historic first flight in 1903, it’s also a reminder of the threat that archives, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions face on a daily basis. The patent for the Wright Flyer is missing—presumed stolen—last seen in 1979, and it’s not the only item missing.
When such records are stolen our shared history is lost and our ability to maintain accountability in our government is lessened. With your help, we can return our cultural heritage to its rightful place.
How you can help:
Help the National Archives Recover Lost & Stolen Documents
US National Archives Archival Recovery Team on Facebook 



This is yesterday’s document but it was too important not to share!

todaysdocument:

Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine Patent, missing from the National Archives

December 17 is a bittersweet anniversary at the National Archives. While it’s the date of the Wright Brother’s historic first flight in 1903, it’s also a reminder of the threat that archives, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions face on a daily basis. The patent for the Wright Flyer is missing—presumed stolen—last seen in 1979, and it’s not the only item missing.

When such records are stolen our shared history is lost and our ability to maintain accountability in our government is lessened. With your help, we can return our cultural heritage to its rightful place.

How you can help:

This is yesterday’s document but it was too important not to share!
Quote 24 Jun 245,927 notes
We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.
— Unknown (via dealll)

(Source: joshuaglenn)

Photo 20 Jun 19 notes thelifeguardlibrarian:

Ok so a number of things: the big adventure book & Swiss Family Robinson are long delayed birthday gifts! Hooray! Anyways I picked them up on my third trip to UPS in three days AND I had a little readers advisory jam session in the parking lot with a passerby. We both agreed in the end it was time she started The Hunger Games. I should’ve gotten a picture! I’ll remember next time…#lit #bookcycle #tumblarians

I love your bookcycle library + bike helmet symbol! You need to get some stickers made up! I’d buy one!

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Ok so a number of things: the big adventure book & Swiss Family Robinson are long delayed birthday gifts! Hooray! Anyways I picked them up on my third trip to UPS in three days AND I had a little readers advisory jam session in the parking lot with a passerby. We both agreed in the end it was time she started The Hunger Games. I should’ve gotten a picture! I’ll remember next time…#lit #bookcycle #tumblarians

I love your bookcycle library + bike helmet symbol! You need to get some stickers made up! I’d buy one!


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