Library Journal

Sep 22

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pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.
Fight evil. Read books.

pantheonbooks:

Hey readers! Some of our amazing artists gave us their thoughts on banned books and the power of the written (and drawn!) word. We will post one image every day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Special thanks to Art Spiegelman for drawing this for us.

Fight evil. Read books.

Ken Burns, Curated | Touch and Go -

Yes, there’s an app for Ken Burns.

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Sep 21

Ninja knitters 'yarn bomb' Fairfield Woods Library for coming celebrations -

Have you yarn bombed your local library branch today?

Sep 20

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Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians | Brooklyn Book Festival -

How cool is this? Jonathan Lethem in conversation with his fourth-grade teacher, now the New York City Schools Chancellor.

Free of bed bugs, Lawrence library book sale set to return / LJWorld.com -

After a year of dormancy at the hands of bed bugs, the book sales from the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are finally back.

The Friends, a nonprofit that raises funds for the library, was forced to cancel its last two book sales, in the spring and fall, after a donation of books infested with bed bugs threw all or most of the several thousand books being prepared for sale under suspicion (they were never mixed with the library’s collection).

The book-living bugs spent the past year in a semi-trailer, cast off to starve to death under quarantine. Now, the books are fit for sale.

I must admit this headline gave me pause.

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

Sep 19

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

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

(via studioghibligifs)

Cocaine found in Vatican librarian's car -

Best headline of the week!

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!

Special Collections Librarian Job at The University of Iowa -

uispeccoll:

WE ARE HIRING!

A special job for a special librarian!

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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.