1. Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre author celebrated with a Google Doodle →

    Happy Birthday, Charlotte Brontë!

  2. I kind of hate to say it, since I am a librarian. We pay a lot of money for discovery tools. And then I go off and just use Google Scholar.

    — As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

  3. ex-tabulis:

    Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week!

    Librarians rule!

  4. voak:

snap snap yeah

In honor of  National Poetry Month, your Friday funny! Have a great weekend.

    voak:

    snap snap yeah

    In honor of  National Poetry Month, your Friday funny! Have a great weekend.

  5. chroniclebooks:

Putting the finishing touches on the #libraryloveletter cookies we baked for @sfpubliclibrary librarians today. Happy National Library Week! (at Chronicle Books)

    chroniclebooks:

    Putting the finishing touches on the #libraryloveletter cookies we baked for @sfpubliclibrary librarians today. Happy National Library Week! (at Chronicle Books)

  6. 
In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating with the August 26  publication of The Long Way Home (Minotaur: St. Martin’s).

    In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating with the August 26  publication of The Long Way Home (Minotaur: St. Martin’s).

  7. 18 April 2014

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    nypl:

    Today we celebrate the legacy of a remarkable author - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Although he left us too soon, his words remain. So visit your local library today and check out your favorite book - whether it’s 100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera or The Autumn of the Patriarch - and love the words of the exceptional Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  8. chicagopubliclibrary:

Batman Returns…
His books to the library!
Happy Friday from your friends at the CPL!

I wonder if his alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, sits on his local library board..

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    Batman Returns…

    His books to the library!

    Happy Friday from your friends at the CPL!

    I wonder if his alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, sits on his local library board..

  9. Tumblarians, your Friday Fashion statement!

    Tumblarians, your Friday Fashion statement!

    (Source: etsy.com)

  10. 85,000 British Pathé Historical Videos now on YouTube →

    thedigitallibrarian:

    learndam:

    This is a simply amazing example of the wonderful potential of a resource like YouTube. Historical video footage that we grew up with is now available for anytime viewing, thanks to British Pathé.

    So cool!!

  11. Accio Books! Bringing Magic to Detroit →

    thehpalliance:

    In celebration of Accio Books!, HPA members all over the world are unleashing their inner Hermione Granger and spreading the joy of reading. Since 2009, HPA members have helped build libraries in Rwanda, New York City, the Mississippi Delta, and Portland, OR. This year, we are bringing the.magic to Detroit!

    We are working with the Brightmoor Community Center and the Whomping Wolverines, the University of Michigan’s HPA chapter to bring some magic to the Brightmoor community. All books collected during our Accio Books! campaign will be distributed for free during a one-day appearance of the Harry Potter Alliance’s Apparating Library on September 13th.

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

    What was your favorite Garcia Marquez novel?

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.