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