7 Things Librarians Are Tired of Hearing | OEDB.org -
We’ve all heard them. Probably more than once or twice. These are the reactions and responses librarians receive when they introduce themselves to those who aren’t in the field
As a book review editor, I get number five a lot. If only I could read all day!
Dig It! Library Gardens Sprout Up Coast-to-Coast -
Kids are learning about nutrition and the environment as libraries create gardens to expand their mission.
How does your library garden grow?
Help Create A Fun Library Space!, a project from Mrs. Baughman -
My students need a reading rug and bean bag chairs will be used for independent reading. I want my library to be a place where all of my K-6 students can come read and listen to wonderful stories. I’m trying to create an inviting space where they can come and get lost in a good book….
Help make a school library in Ferguson a little more welcoming for young readers!
Big congratulations to Jojo Moyes! ONE PLUS ONE is on track to hit the big screen!
Tumblarians, how well is this title circulating in your libraries?
New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library -
Florida’s newest public university—Florida Polytechnic University (FPU)—is so new it doesn’t even have accreditation yet. Its mission is to educate students in the STEM fields, and Chief Information Officer Tom Hull describes it as part of a future “Silicon Valley East” between Orlando and Tampa. FPU features a lot of innovative, not to say controversial, departures from tradition, including a no-tenure model for its 26 newly hired professors and a library without physical books.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's real-life memoir to be published -
Laura Ingalls Wilder based her beloved “Little House on the Prairie” books on her actual experiences growing up on the American plains. But they were books for children, and, sometime in the 1920s, she wrote a memoir that would have been rated R for violence and adult content.
Meet the real housewives of the prairie!
Halifax looks forward to the opening of its very own library of the future -
Halifax’s new $57.6-million gleaming glass library is the first piece of modern architecture to be built in the city in decades
I watched it being built almost every day for two years, I’m really excited for it to open!
A diagram of the movement of the Moon around the Earth (seen here) and a recipe for invisible ink await you in Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book. Help us make Mary’s journal of scientific inquiry more accessible by becoming a digital volunteer at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.
The Smithsonian taps into the power of crowdsourcing.
Tom Eckersley’s poster encouraging everyone to overdue library books, 1975