Happy World Book Night!
Gave away my 20 copies of Zora and Me. So much fun.
Who has been giving away books today?
I won’t be joining all the librarians at ALA this year, but as a Vegas veteran (I just got back from my most recent trip yesterday), I thought I’d put together a little list of my favorite Vegas sites:
Tumblarians, going to Vegas! Some excellent travel tips for you.
The Librarian's List -
Happy Birthday Shakespeare! On our blog we highlighted a list of books and dvds that were inspired by the bard’s plays. Edwardsville Public Library
A clever idea for promoting your collections.
Brush up your Shakespeare! Start quoting him now.
As we approach William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, our fascination with his life and work shows no sign of fading. Each year brings new biographies, revised editions of the plays and poems, and books promising to make his creations easier for readers encountering them for the first time. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there are enough books about Shakespeare to fill an entire library.
A public library collection needs to serve a wide range of users, from high school students encountering the plays for the first time to longtime fans (or bardolaters) in search of the latest biography or critical study.
Milwaukee Public Library may sell famous 'Bookworm' painting by Carl Spitzweg -
The Milwaukee Public Library board will meet Tuesday to discuss the possible sale or permanent loan of one of its treasures, “The Bookworm,” the most famous canvas by German romantic painter Carl Spitzweg.
The board will consider an active offer from an…
New photography service offered during ALA Annual Conference -
Get your professional headshot at this years ALA conference for only $15. Must make an appt.
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson -
Longform Selection: 66% off regular price now through April 28 With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
Happy Earth Day! Celebrate with some Rachel Carson.
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”
― Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us
IMLS Holds Hearing on the Need for Broadband in Libraries -
Though broadband Internet access has become more common in U.S. households during the past decade, the digital divide has not yet been bridged. In fact, challenges now loom larger than ever for households without broadband, said Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Chief Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) during his opening remarks at the “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” public hearing hosted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on April 17. According to IMLS estimates, about 100 million Americans don’t have access to high-speed Internet at home, while 19 million don’t have any Internet access at home.
REFERENCE LOC Gov Doc: Earth Day: Selected Resources
for ref questions & programming ideas
- Living and Working Sustainably
- Ecosystems: Climatology and Weather
- Ecosystems: Flora and Fauna
- Geography and Geology
- For Students
- Special Topic: Eco, Learning and Adventure Travel
- Special Topic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - why, how, where
- Webcasts - Experts’ present their findings!
- American Memory
- Today in History - April 22 - Earth Day
- So, so much more
Links to Other Organizations
via Science Reference Services research guides & other resources from the Library of Congress
Happy Earth Day!
Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: Do you use your super librarian info seeking skills for good or evil? -
Thanks for the question suggestions, everyone. A few of them were similar to previous ones so be sure to check out the archive here. And a special thanks to Kt for today’s choice.
You’re a superstar searcher. You seek that information like NO OTHER. But let’s be…
Happy Earth Day from Oxford Journals!
Climate change, greenhouse emissions, urbanization, and agricultural policy are just a few of the most important environmental issues of our day.
In recognition of Earth Day 2014, we’ve put together a free digital collection of articles that address all aspects of environmental studies, from law, history, economics, literature, life sciences, and social sciences.
Image: Earth Eastern Hemisphere by NASA. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Reading each day…
Charlotte Brontë: Why Villette is better than Jane Eyre - Telegraph -
Everybody knows Jane Eyre, but Charlotte Bronte’s greatest and most original novel was her last, Villette
Tumblarians, this greatly unappreciated novel offers plenty of food for a lively discussion at your next book group meeting.