The Miss Rumphius Project

chrischelberg:

This sounds like the kind of move that people wish an enlightened dictator would do to force change online. The problem is that we actually do have a sort of internet dictator that can do this.

Bad ideas fueled by good intentions.

librarylinknj:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

I look good today, too, uguise.

I woke up like this:

poetrybomb:

pre1923:

In a Library by Emily DickinsonPoems, 1890

Now that is a Library Love Letter! Note that in addition to it being National Poetry Month, it’s also National Library Week. Two great things to celebrate, and that poem does a more than fitting job of covering both.

poetrybomb:

pre1923:

In a Library by Emily Dickinson
Poems, 1890

Now that is a Library Love Letter! Note that in addition to it being National Poetry Month, it’s also National Library Week. Two great things to celebrate, and that poem does a more than fitting job of covering both.

mollyiswrappedupinbooks:

housingworksbookstore:

rachelfershleiser:

authorstalker:

In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine. 

1. That dress, those tights.

2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence? 

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Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.

Excellent talk by excellent person rachelfershleiser, who created this Tumblr (and talks about it in the above video)!

books + internet! 

Libraries can learn a lot from the way bookstores have used social media to create communities! 

Mandatory viewing, obviously.

Why do some libraries insist on developing website content that is not being used? There’s no doubt it would be great if library users came to our sites to read book reviews, listen to podcasts, and calculate the value that the library delivers to them. We want to be a valuable resource. We want people to trust our opinions and rely on us for guidance. But just because this would be wonderful doesn’t mean it is going to happen.
The big four publishers have been accused of rigging book prices in Norway, and also collectively have the right to approve any book for distribution through Bladcentralen, “the largest Norwegian distributor of magazines and books to grocery stores, gas stations and newsstands,” which they collectively control. Smaller publishers have complained that they often simply do not receive the approvals. Norway, with its small population of just over 5 million and its unique position in continental Scandinavia outside the European Union, presents easy prospects for cartelization, and it looks like this is just what has happened.

libralthinking:

uispeccoll:

It’s Dewey vs. LC in this week’s new episode of Staxpeditions.  Double-dog-dare you to watch as this week’s call number range sends me to the Iowa City Public Library and back to U. Iowa Special Collections to investigate our four legged canine friends across the two collections in the City of Literature.

Public Libraries + Special Collections

Dewey + LC

Maeve + Me 

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DOGS  - uispeccoll

ohmidog
sehovde:

zachvvell:

Relevant. #scottpilgrim

i live in baltimore not toronto i should NOT be relating to this

It was snowing in Jersey last night. Ramona, I feel you.

sehovde:

zachvvell:

Relevant. #scottpilgrim

i live in baltimore not toronto i should NOT be relating to this

It was snowing in Jersey last night. Ramona, I feel you.
Voxtrot - Wrecking Force
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charles-bukkake:

Wrecking Force by Voxtrot

And you can be anyone
Or just some mother’s wasted son
Oh you can be your own god if you want to

Stuck in my head all day.

transformativetidbits:

I understand “Love” being a big one, but I’m less sure about why “Bear” and “Book” are high up on the list. 

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Forty parentheses & eleven connectors in that search string and I’ll be damned if I didn’t limit my results even a smidge.

graycloak:

Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) - April 14-15, 2014

Partial begins: 10:58 p.m. - April 14
Total eclipse begins: 12:07 a.m. - April 15
Greatest eclipse: 12:46 a.m.
Total eclipse ends: 1:25 a.m.
Partial eclipse ends: 2:33 a.m.

Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) - April 14-15 

Partial…

The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.

libraryadvocates:

The State of America’s Libraries 2014: A Report from the American Library Association is now online. This very special digital supplement details issues affecting public, academic, and school libraries this year and beyond. 

Inside you’ll find commentary and reporting on:

  • Ebooks, digital content, and copyright issues;
  • Library construction and renovation;
  • Outreach and diversity;
  • Libraries and community engagement;
  • Intellectual freedom;
  • Social networking;

Read this issue in the easy-to-use Zmag web browser format, or download it as a PDF for offline reading.

Who will go drive with Fergus now,
And pierce the deep wood’s woven shade,
And dance upon the level shore?
Young man, lift up your russet brow,
And lift your tender eyelids, maid,
And brood on hopes and fear no more.


And no more turn aside and brood
Upon love’s bitter mystery;
For Fergus rules the brazen cars,
And rules the shadows of the wood,
And the white breast of the dim sea
And all dishevelled wandering stars.

W.B. Yeates, Who goes with Fergus? (via myimaginarybrooklyn)