1. mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

My Daguerreotype Librarian was inspired by the classic and classy Tumblr My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, in particular a post of Melvil Dewey. A fascinating conversation about Dewey then sprung up in the library Tumblr community—Dewey, the founder of Library Journal, had some problems that made him less attractive than his photo might suggest.
Since its creation, My Daguerreotype Librarian has featured some rad historical librarians. Here are some of my favorites:
Queer activist librarian Barbara Gittings
Bay Area literati librarian Ina Coolbrith
Harlem Renaissance librarian Regina M. Anderson
Late-in-life librarian ZORA NEALE HURSTON
Pioneering Chicago librarian Vivian Gordon Harsh
Florida fashionista librarian Lucille Baldwin Brown
Read up on these badasses of library science history, and submit some suggestions of your own!

Flavorwire is all over librarians right now. (And us! Hello Flavorwire!)

    mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

    My Daguerreotype Librarian was inspired by the classic and classy Tumblr My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, in particular a post of Melvil Dewey. A fascinating conversation about Dewey then sprung up in the library Tumblr community—Dewey, the founder of Library Journal, had some problems that made him less attractive than his photo might suggest.

    Since its creation, My Daguerreotype Librarian has featured some rad historical librarians. Here are some of my favorites:

    Read up on these badasses of library science history, and submit some suggestions of your own!

    Flavorwire is all over librarians right now. (And us! Hello Flavorwire!)

  2. sdiaz101:

Congrats to Mover & Shaker Justin Hoenke for making the list! (via Readers’ Choice: 10 More of the Coolest Librarians Alive – Flavorwire)

    sdiaz101:

    Congrats to Mover & Shaker Justin Hoenke for making the list! (via Readers’ Choice: 10 More of the Coolest Librarians Alive – Flavorwire)

  3. librarylinknj:

Flavorwire wants to know who YOU would nominate to be on their list of the Coolest Librarians. (Use whatever superlative you want — Awesomest, Most Devoted, Most Creative, Best All-Rounder — to substitute for “Coolest” if you’re not comfortable with that label.)

I think I can name 1 or 100 librarians who I think should be on this list. Nominate!

    librarylinknj:

    Flavorwire wants to know who YOU would nominate to be on their list of the Coolest Librarians. (Use whatever superlative you want — Awesomest, Most Devoted, Most Creative, Best All-Rounder — to substitute for “Coolest” if you’re not comfortable with that label.)

    I think I can name 1 or 100 librarians who I think should be on this list. Nominate!

  4. Face it: most librarians are probably cooler than you. After all, their job is to wrangle books, attract readers, and then get the two together — one of our own favorite activities. Though for many years, the librarian stereotype was a severe old lady who couldn’t stand excessive noise, the mold has changed (to the extent that even the New York Times has noticed). Now, many librarians are punk-rock agents of social change, complete with tattoos, tech savvy, and new ideas to get books to the people.

    — 

    10 of the Coolest Librarians Alive – Flavorwire

    Hold the phone.

  5. goodinthestacks:

It would have been nice for Library Journal to give some credit to @heyjenray for coming up with #librariansasteenagers, especially since I was the first librarian posted! Look at those guns!!

Just trying to keep up with the flow of pictures at this point! I think we’ll try and do a bigger recap in the next day or so. For anyone seeking the germ of #librariansasteenagers (which LJ has merely documented), check out this Flavorwire post of authors as teenagers, which prompted Melville House to call for pictures of booksellers and librarians as teenagers, which was shortly followed by our very very first #librariansasteenagers photo (along with the hashtag) from @heyjenray.

    goodinthestacks:

    It would have been nice for Library Journal to give some credit to @heyjenray for coming up with #librariansasteenagers, especially since I was the first librarian posted! Look at those guns!!

    Just trying to keep up with the flow of pictures at this point! I think we’ll try and do a bigger recap in the next day or so. For anyone seeking the germ of #librariansasteenagers (which LJ has merely documented), check out this Flavorwire post of authors as teenagers, which prompted Melville House to call for pictures of booksellers and librarians as teenagers, which was shortly followed by our very very first #librariansasteenagers photo (along with the hashtag) from @heyjenray.

  6. It isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you — and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.

    — Isaac Asimov on libraries - from the Flavorwire’s 25 Writers on the Importance of Libraries. (via yolaleah)

  7. willywaldo:

One dress to rule them all.

    willywaldo:

    One dress to rule them all.