1. Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 →

    What was your favorite Garcia Marquez novel?

  2. Libraries Test a Model for Setting Monographs Free – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education →

    uicspecialcollections:

    Interesting new model proposal for open access to digitized books!

  3. The Roof of This Sloped Library Doubles as an Awesome Slide →

  4. todaysdocument:

In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!
Happy National Bookmobile Day!

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

    todaysdocument:

    In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!

    Happy National Bookmobile Day!

    From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

  5. A PATRON YELLS “HEY YOU!” TO GET MY ATTENTION

    onceread:

    angrychocolatefiend:

    librarianproblems:

    On the outside:

    htq

    Inside:

    this is also my response to snapped fingers, whistles, and waves from halfway across the room.  If you are not physically challenged, get up and come to the desk like a civilized person!

    Co-signed.

    Word to that patron:: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

  6. Librarian Job Posting Has Specific Harry Potter Requirements →

    Interesting responses on LJ's Facebook page. Is the job description  clever or playing into a tired stereotype?
    • Unfortunate stereotype. There aren’t many like her anymore.
    • Sounds as if they want a qualified librarian, but with actual people skills (in which Madam Pince was somewhat lacking).
    • In fairness, Madame Pince’s collection was far more dangerous than just “radical” ideas. They could explode, eat people. Or the spells in them, too advanced for most students, could ‘cause physical harm or death to the caster or others. If students wanted a forbidden spell, they should’ve done like Muggles and used the internet.

  7. humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."
"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"
"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

    humansofnewyork:

    "I’m studying to be a librarian."

    "What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

    "I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

  8. Boston Public Library hosts exhibit marking anniversary of marathon bombings →

    To mark the anniversary of the bombings, the material will be curated into an exhibit called “Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial.” It will be hosted by the Boston Public Library now through May 11.

  9. thebrooklyncollection:

Curious about our hot-off-the-presses digital newspaper resource, Brooklyn Newsstand?  Did you know it offers the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1841 - 1955?  Learn more about this site and how to use it at one of our upcoming workshops, in the Info Commons Lab on the first floor of the Central Library.  No advance registration required.

Did you know that Walt Whitman served as editor from 1846 to 1848? A cool idea that other public libraries should try with their local newspapers.

    thebrooklyncollection:

    Curious about our hot-off-the-presses digital newspaper resource, Brooklyn Newsstand?  Did you know it offers the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1841 - 1955?  Learn more about this site and how to use it at one of our upcoming workshops, in the Info Commons Lab on the first floor of the Central Library.  No advance registration required.

    Did you know that Walt Whitman served as editor from 1846 to 1848? A cool idea that other public libraries should try with their local newspapers.

  10. Have you ever wondered which words receive the highest number of search requests on Oxford Dictionaries? →

  11. It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.

    — 

    Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

    chocolate is always good …

    (via bkmuse7)

    I’ll take tequila.

    (via darienlibrary)

  12. Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2013 →

    With ten categories altogether, these book prizes can dig deep, so that authors have a better chance of being celebrated and readers don’t just get more but also more specific reading suggestions.Ozeki’s well-earned win for a work that’s at once meditative and topical should bring more readers to her fold, yet with the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Bulawayo can also shine with her child’s-eye view of culture clash. Meanwhile, giving a mystery/thriller award outside the standard genre arena acknowledges that quality writing happens everywhere, and Rowling, who published The Cuckoo’s Calling pseudonymously as Galbraith, gets some nice recognition after the hubbub created by her subsequent outing.

    Speaking of literary prizes, check out the winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  13. 2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt →

    yeahwriters:

    Hooray!

  14. — Have your holds increased? We weren’t big fans of Tartt’s latest at LJ, but somebody on the Pulitzer Prize committee loved THE GOLDFINCH.

  15. chicagopubliclibrary:


“You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.”

On April 14th, 1939 Viking Press published The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 
Happy 75th birthday to a classic! 

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    “You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.”

    On April 14th, 1939 Viking Press published The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 

    Happy 75th birthday to a classic!