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

    librarianproblems:

    Submitted by Heather

     

  2. 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.”

  3. 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)

  4. Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

    Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

    (Source: innerom)

  5. bookriot:

    Stamps from around the world honoring kid lit. Check ‘em out!

  6. willywaldo:

    Welcome to LJ’s new neighborhood! Took a lunchtime tour and snapped photos of some notable sights from a beautiful subway mural at Fulton Street (of course) celebrating Robert Fulton’s steamboat to the magnificent Woolworth Building, one of NYC’s earliest skyscrapers, and the new Freedom Tower, or One World Trade Center.

    Despite the skyscrapers, the neighborhood has a European feel, thanks to the narrow winding streets. (This is the oldest part of the city, the site of New Amsterdam.) Very different from chic and trendy Soho, our former ‘hood.

  7. healthscireflib:

libraryadvocates:

liblinks:

LLTG: Librarians Love Tim Gunn

And so begins the movement to reclaim the word ‘schoolmarm.’

ALL OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

    healthscireflib:

    libraryadvocates:

    liblinks:

    LLTG: Librarians Love Tim Gunn

    And so begins the movement to reclaim the word ‘schoolmarm.’

    ALL OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

  8. Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!

    Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!

    (Source: tenaanval.wordpress.com)

  9. Beachfront Libraries are the Best Idea…Ever.

    chicagopubliclibrary:

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    Via Huffington Post Books:

    "Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you."

  10. SLJ SummerTeen 2014 | School Library Journal →

    SLJ‘s FREE online event features authors, illustrators and editors of the best books for teens under the sun!

    The third annual SummerTeen virtual conference presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in an engaging. conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

    Get up close with co-keynoters Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay. Attendpanels led by experts in teen and YA lit including romance titles worth falling in love with, and graphic novels that will be flying off of your shelves. Take a trip around the world with international authors telling stories that transcends physical and cultural boundaries and rev up young sports fans up with winning titles.

    Free conference, anyone? SLJ’s SummerTeen is on July 24 (THAT IS TOMORROW, 11aM-5:15pm); register here http://ow.ly/zpLji

  11. A PATRON ADMITS THEIR REFERENCE QUESTION MAY BE DIFFICULT

    librarianproblems:

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  12. Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land →

    Another reason to go to London! (As if you really need an excuse.)

  13. byleistrs:

    Now this is what I call a very special Library Journal moment!

    (Source: peterquill)

  14. willywaldo:

Thank God for Samuel L. Jackson teaching us the proper pronunciation of “library.”

    willywaldo:

    Thank God for Samuel L. Jackson teaching us the proper pronunciation of “library.”

  15. chuckpalahniuk:

Huge news today! Dark Horse Comics will publish the sequel to FIGHT CLUB as a 10 part maxiseries, debuting in April 2015. Read all the details here:
http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/dark-horse-comics-to-publish-10-issue-series-of-fight-club-2

“Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!”

    chuckpalahniuk:

    Huge news today! Dark Horse Comics will publish the sequel to FIGHT CLUB as a 10 part maxiseries, debuting in April 2015. Read all the details here:

    http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/dark-horse-comics-to-publish-10-issue-series-of-fight-club-2

    “Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!”