Library Journal

Jul 31

Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures -

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! 34 Quotes To Celebrate JK Rowling’s Birthday -

schrodingerstriceratops:

dream job: librarian at Hogwarts.

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter (July 31, 1980)  and J.K. Rowling (July 31, 1965)!

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Why you should ignore the superlatives on book jackets -

Tumblrarians, do book blurbs sway your purchasing decisions?  I tend to be a bit wary when I am considering titles to assign. Too often it’s authors logrolling their other writer friends.

Jul 30

classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguinHappy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

Happy Birthday to Penguin Books

classicpenguin:

blackballoonpublishing:

Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguin

Happy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!

Happy Birthday to Penguin Books

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Detroit Public Library

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Detroit Public Library

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Jul 29

http://netgalley.tumblr.com/post/93239953299/readingteen -

netgalley:

NetGalley Blogger Spotlight

Welcome to our new series where we will be highlighting book bloggers that we think you should know about!

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Blog name: Reading Teen
Blog URL: http://Readingteen.net
Your name: Andye

What genre does your blog focus on?
We mostly review Young Adult withh occasional Middle Grade and New Adult thrown in there.

How long have you been blogging about books and why did you start? 
I’ve been blogging going on five years. When I first started, I didn’t even know other people had book blogs. I just wanted a place to share my reviews with friends that were always asking me about books, and I wanted a fun way to share the enjoyment of reading with my teenager (she’s now almost 20!)..

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When patrons take 10 minutes to ask a very simple question…

librarymoments:

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Five Ways Libraries Can Offer Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr | NoveList | EBSCOhost -

Librarians, Media React to Launch of Kindle Unlimited -

The launch of Kindle Unlimited alters the competitive landscape for all providers of ebooks, including libraries.

(Source: addtoany.com)

Jul 28

A PATRON FILLS OUT A LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FOR THEIR KID AND THEY HAVE TO ASK WHEN THEIR BIRTHDAY IS

librarianproblems:

Submitted by Heather

 

oupacademic:

Congratulations to American historian and Oxford author David Brion Davis, a recipient of the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Renowned for his scholarship on American slavery, Dr. Davis’s most recent book with Oxford University Press is Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, which awards the annual prize, praised Dr. Davis “for reshaping our understanding of history… [His] examinations of slavery and abolitionism drive us to keep making moral progress in our time.”

oupacademic:

Congratulations to American historian and Oxford author David Brion Davis, a recipient of the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Renowned for his scholarship on American slavery, Dr. Davis’s most recent book with Oxford University Press is Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, which awards the annual prize, praised Dr. Davis “for reshaping our understanding of history… [His] examinations of slavery and abolitionism drive us to keep making moral progress in our time.”

Jul 26

kishizuka:

Our fab August cover. #fanfiction
Illustration by Michael Byers, art direction by Mark Tuchman. A terrific cover story by Chelsey Philpot, edited by Sarah Bayliss. Lots of great detail, with insight from teen writers, authors, including Rainbow Rowell; and more. Also, consideration of the legal issues around appropriation and the greater meaning of fanfiction in the lives and development of kids.
We covered fanfiction in 2009. This piece is post-50 Shades and also considers the import of Tumblr.

Kudos to our sister magazine for another great issue.

kishizuka:

Our fab August cover. #fanfiction

Illustration by Michael Byers, art direction by Mark Tuchman. A terrific cover story by Chelsey Philpot, edited by Sarah Bayliss. Lots of great detail, with insight from teen writers, authors, including Rainbow Rowell; and more. Also, consideration of the legal issues around appropriation and the greater meaning of fanfiction in the lives and development of kids.

We covered fanfiction in 2009. This piece is post-50 Shades and also considers the import of Tumblr.

Kudos to our sister magazine for another great issue.

(Source: schoollibraryjournal)

Jul 25

Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

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