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!
Set your calendars. Tell your friends. Reblog for your followers. Library Journal and Tumblr are joining forces, with the help of Togather, to host an ALA meetup to end all meetups.
- Tumblarians are librarians on Tumblr. It’s a big community, folks. Read more about it over at LJ.
- There will be free wine & beer.
- We’ll also have a raffle! Prizes includes signed advance copies of Richard Dawkins’s An Appetite for Wonder (Harper, Oct.) and LIBBANANAS.
- It’s right before & at the same location—Local 22—as the Librarian Wardrobe/EveryLibrary party.
- Official hashtag is #laserfingers. Make tumblarians known across platforms: tweet, tumbl, and Instagram the event.
So excited to see you all then!
So wishing I could make this! Of course something this awesome happens the day I move out of town. But I am still reblogging to spread the word! And for the awesome gif poster.
Welp, as you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been away from blogging or twitter for the past few weeks. I’ve been preparing for another set of big life changes: we’re moving to a new state, farther from home than I’ve ever lived before, changing jobs, and meeting a lot of new people. We’re moving to coastal Virginia, Hampton to be specific. I am lucky enough to have my closest family not too far from there and more friends in the area than I really knew about. We’re very excited to start life there. I’ve been looking at jobs and have met some librarians there. We found a house to rent and I think we’re really going to like living in the area.
As we make this move it definitely feels like we are growing. David will be a board-certified (taking the exams as I write this) physician in the US Air Force. His medical training is complete. I have my Masters degree under my belt now and I hope to find a position doing what I’ve trained for as well. It all just feels really grown up.
Right now I’m just enjoying my last days here in Chicago. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few weeks cleaning and organizing the apartment as we get ready to move, I’ve been trying to spend time with friends here before I go, and just enjoy the little things in the neighborhood that I’ll miss. We knew that Chicago wasn’t where we’d stay when we moved here, but it’s still become home to me. Leaving will be bittersweet.
So that’s about where I’ve been for the past month or so. I will try to keep updating, especially once we get moved and I find out more about jobs and the like. And if you hear of anyone looking for a librarian in the area, let me know!
'The problem continues with media coverage, as Patterson said the same article about the book business being in trouble—with little information beyond that and little mention of possible solutions—is being written over and over. “That article is not worth running,” he said. “The New York Times needs to wake the fuck up.”' (via Patterson Sees Ads as a Wake Up Call)
While I agree with this quote specifically, I don’t really see how Patterson’s ads are any different than those Times trend pieces. What exactly is endangering our books, bookstores, and libraries? If the answer is the digital wave that’s coming, really already upon us, it is not going to be held off by anything. If that’s whats endangering us, then the only solution I see that will save us is not to dig in our heels and refuse to move, but to innovate and ride the wave.
Yes, this is a real quote. This is all I need to feel good this Friday afternoon. Now, where do I purchase this?
HAHAHAHA. That’s funny. Link to source of quote here.
Seen at the bottom of an escalator at ACRL 2013: NO TUMBLING. Was confused an panicked for a minute as I thought this was for librarians not athletes, and referring to a completely different kind of tumbling.