“Jefferson Market Doorway” by Jamie Powell Sheppard
Another from Greenwich Village’s Jefferson Market Library for today’s Gratuitous Photo of My Library.
Library and literary miscellany from your pals at Library Journal.
My day in a nutshell:
-Cataloged some non-fiction books.
-Put out some new Spanish children’s books that I ordered last month.
-Made photobooth props for next weekend’s Romance Readers Social.
-Put out some invites for the social, along with Mr. Gosling, Fabio, and Mr. Somerholder. Ian will totally be in my office once the shindig is over.
-Added some young adult books to my order (doing that section while my coworker is on maternity leave).
Side note: There is nothing like trying to make a frustrated patron take you seriously while you’re holding a pair of scissors and a cutout of Ryan Gosling’s face. Also, I totally got paid to google pictures of Ryan and other lovelies today. Bestjobever.
Some more ~GPOMLs~. Bonus Ryan Gosling.
GPOML*: Just a small peek at my graphic novel display, debuting in my library today. More to come on the subject.
*Gratuitous picture of my library. Tumblarians, share a picture of what’s happening in your library today!
It’s GPOML Thursday, folks! Post them pictures of your workspaces and library branches and awesome displays. (And don’t forget to tag #GPOML.)
First American printing of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” (1860), in the secured monograph stacks.
Wowza. Now this is a GPOML.
GPOML - Storage
We’re builiding a new library - the latest rumor is move in will be Summer 2013. Until then, approximately half the collection is in storage. I went over today to count how many shelves the literature reference collection needs. The big, brown literature criticism sets published by Gale take up 162 linear feet. That’s a lot of shelf space.
Looks like the new thing is people posting GPOMLs (Gratuitous Picture Of My Library). I can definitely get on board with this. Here’s mine!
I would like to imagine that only books that match this building’s architectural theme are allowed inside. A lot of Gary Shteyngart, I’d guess.
I’ve been meaning to make a post about the library I work in for a while now, so here it is.
This is the temporary building for West Norwood library, in Lambeth. Our usual site is across the road in a much bigger building, but over a year ago, metal was stolen from the roof. We haven’t been back in since. So this is where we are now: the Old Library.
This one’s a beaut too. Who would steal the metal from a library’s roof??
GPOML: I currently have three work sites
More GPOML. What is going on with those babies?
I wish I saw Daniel’s post before I went to my local library earlier! As such, I scoured the web for a nice GPOML.
I love this library, and it’s always looked like this. Well, not in the summer. This is a super pretty picture. Here’s a really old photo of it back in the day. They renovated the building many years ago, but simply added on to the back so they could keep the nice structure, which is great because all the cool old rooms are there. My favorite is the children’s room, which has a big fireplace and creepy but awesome owl statues on either side. I remember spending hours in this room reading. My proudest moment here was putting on a fairly successful kids’ program for a class assignment. I also worked at this library for three years in high school as a page.
If you go to the source link, you can read about Joyce Carol Oates talking about visiting the library as a kid. She was from this area and her mom was really good friends with my grandma. I didn’t like We Were The Mulvaneys though. I have a copy of the Smithsonian article she wrote that the quotes are from, and my mom and I agree that she doesn’t remember our town very well.
Oh! And they have a google page with pictures of the inside! Although, sadly, not of that beautiful children’s room. I promise to take a picture of it next time I go.
Yesterday Daniel / thepinakes invented something beautiful: GPOML, or Gratutious Picture of My Library. Cait’s library is a part of this new collaborative project and boy, it’s a looker.
Tumblarians - post photos of the library where you work! If don’t work in a library, just post a photo of your favorite library - the one that’s a part of your life!
We’ve all seen the beautiful photos of the Trinity University Library, the Library of Congress, and the various other high cathedrals of literature tumbl around a thousand times. Let’s see the libraries in our communities, our local colleges, or down the street, the libraries where people head every day to get work done, find the latest books, or learn about the newest technology.