1. neil-gaiman:

Do we all know what week it is? Weird Al and George do. #BannedBooksWeek
View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

    neil-gaiman:

    Do we all know what week it is? Weird Al and George do. #BannedBooksWeek

    View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

  2. End of a long week. Have a great weekend, everybody!

    End of a long week. Have a great weekend, everybody!

  3. Cocaine found in Vatican librarian's car →

    Best headline of the week!

  4. Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried →

    allanamayer:

    This story unfortunately doesn’t talk about why someone’s ashes might have been stored archivally in the first place. Who wrote the scope and content on that one?

    WTF? I assume the ashes were in an acid-free container!

  5. Special Collections Librarian Job at The University of Iowa →

    uispeccoll:

    WE ARE HIRING!

    A special job for a special librarian!

  6. imagineabooksf:

    lawrencepubliclibrary:

    These are the winning entries from our third annual Banned Book Trading Card entries! Thanks to all the artists who submitted works and helped us celebrate the freedom to read! See the full gallery on our website

    The winners!

    Start collecting them now!

  7. Introducing SLJ Reviews Sneak Peek: A First Look at Hot Titles →

    Can’t wait for your print issue of School Library Journal? Now you can get a monthly sneak peak at print reviews of  buzz-worthy titles.

  8. smithsonianlibraries:

    Arrrr, guess what day it be?

    From A general history of the pyrates, from their first rise and settlement in the Island of Providence, to the present time. With the remarkable actions and adventures of the two female pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny … (1724)

    Well, shiver me timbers!

  9. wordbookstores:

oneofthejohns:

Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.
If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.
Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

    wordbookstores:

    oneofthejohns:

    Hey! Banned Books Week is coming up starting this Sunday! This year has a focus on banned comics & graphic novels.

    If you are looking for some resources to spread the word or to run events, you should head over to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website where they have lots of stuff including two free downloadable posters you can print up to help promote BBW. I did the design above.

    Oh yeah, and something else you could do for BBW is read Americus, by MK Reed and myself, which is all about book banning, censorship, and coming of age. 

    Come fight the good fight with us at the JC store on Tuesday.

  10. If you can’t beat a librarian stereotype, have fun with it like this lovely piece of embroidery.

    If you can’t beat a librarian stereotype, have fun with it like this lovely piece of embroidery.

    (Source: pinterest.com)

  11. diversityinya:

    Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]

  12. Chicago Advances in the Race for the Presidential Library →

    uicspecialcollections:

    Check out our University Librarian, Mary Case, discuss UIC’s bid for the Obama Presidential Library!

  13. quirkbooks:

    It’s that time again: time for another ThrowBOOK Thursday. This week, we’re honoring one of my personal favorite novels, Baroness Emmuska Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel. Set at the beginning of the Reign of Terror, it tells the story of a masked hero who rescued individuals sentenced to death on the guillotine. Fun fact: the Scarlet Pimpernel was character inspiration for future masked crusader stories like Zorro and Batman.

    ThrowBook Thursday: a clever idea for promoting the classics and your backlist.

  14. Irish Archives Resource →

    westmeathlibrary:

    Irish Archives Resource, a portal that links together hundreds of unique archival collections and 34 archive services in Ireland north and south, has gone live.

    Contributions are included from TCD’s Manuscripts and Archives Department, RTE’s Stills Library, archives from the National Museum and many many many.

    “This portal now provides a user-friendly pathway for individuals interested in accessing Ireland’s archival heritage. The portal is unique in Ireland by facilitating web users in viewing a rich and diverse range of archival collections on a single website.”
    Beginning as a pilot project in 2008, as a result of a joint initiative of the Heritage Council and Archives and Records Association, Ireland, the IAR is an all-Ireland portal containing collections from Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and National Archives of Ireland.
    The IAR is currently funded by the Heritage Council, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland.
    The portal is hosted by University College Dublin’s School of History and Archives. With adequate funding, it aims to expand the current number of contributing archive services from 34 to up to 70.
    source : Silicon Republic

    A new resource for your genealogy and Irish history patrons.

  15. A little Thursday morning inspiration.

    A little Thursday morning inspiration.

    (Source: pinterest.com)