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Library and literary miscellany from your pals at Library Journal.
Came back to find this on my desk. I love my coworkers. #sciencefictionxmas (at Northbrook Public Library)
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I wrote a little bit about my new gig with the New York Public Library, and the awesome stuff I’ve learned from folks at LJ and SLJ:
After more than five years with Library Journal (and a year working with School Library Journal and The Horn Book as well), I’m moving on. In mid-July, I’ll be starting as Deputy Director, Reference and Research Services, at the New York Public Library (NYPL).
In my new role, I’ll be supporting access services like interlibrary loan, permissions, and digitization, among others. I’ll also help to coordinate NYPL partnerships like those with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), HathiTrust, and Google Books.
The American Library Association (ALA) conference in Chicago will be my last hurrah with LJ (there’s a nice parallel in that—my first day with LJ was at an ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia).
Reblogging for what looks like Data (circa DS9, uniform-wise) and Sarek action figures. Clearly, Josh’s Star Trek references will be irreplaceable.
I am such a nerd I don’t know when something is real and something is a spoof. Oh, how the online nerdverse perplexes H-Dude.
RELEVANT TO SET PHASERS TO INTERNET.
The new Star Trek movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness, opens today and the trekkies in the office are psyched! And being good Star Fleet members, we know to explain the lingo to our non-trekkie friends over popcorn and luckily we have a few good dictionary editors at OUP to help out.
Senior Assistant Editor of the OED Matthew Bladen breaks down Star Trek’s impact on the English language as well as several science fiction terms it relies and expands on. Set phasers to stun, prepare for warp factor five, and get ready to explain emotion to a Vulcan.
So are you ready?
Image credit: GIF via fanpop.
It’s a dark and stormy night. Time for a steamy cup of tea and a hot book! Capt. Picard and I wish our Tumblr friends un bon nuit!
Not exactly Picard’s usual reading, but he is on Risa, after all, and the man loves a cup of
The biggest question I have is “Did that Bionic Bunnybook predate Arthur as a show?”
It is officially LeVar Burton day over here at the LJ tumblr.
Stay tuned for the article!
Swoon. Seriously. I don’t think I could handle meeting LeVar. I tried to explain this to some of my coworkers yesterday and ended up describing for like five minutes the scene in Star Trek: Insurrection where Geordi sees a sunset for the first time. So, basically:
Favorite reference question of the night so far! The researcher was looking for the Gene Roddenberry Star Trek Television Series Collection, 1966-1969 at UCLA, but I was surprised by how many results there were for “star trek” overall.
Others of note:
- the Ron Moore [of Battlestar Galactica] Collection at USC
- the Contemporary American Comic Book Collection, ca. 1962 - ca. 1994 at Stanford
- the Kirk/Spock Slash Fiction Zine Collection at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
- the Star Trek Association of Irvine Publications at UC Irvine
Perhaps the only time I will allow myself to reblog a Star Trek gifset on LJ: here Deep Space 9 tackles institutional racism in publishing, and in particular sci-fi. If Avery Brooks wrote genre fic, I would read it.
(Actually LeVar Burton published a sci-fi novel a few years ago and I read the LJ review and not even my all-encompassing love for him can convince me to read it now.)
I am very happy to announce that Etta Thornton-Verma (above center) will take over as editor of the LJ Book Review effective October 1st. Etta was formerly our associate editor, reference.
Yes, the Book Review finally has its Captain Janeway.
We have a new captain! (And #2.)
Library Journal names Executive Editor of News and Features Michael Kelley new Editor-in-Chief. Joining him is Josh Hadro (hi Josh!), former executive editor of digital projects, and now executive editor of LJ—the Spock to Kelley’s Kirk. Or the Riker to his Picard. Or the Kira to his Sisko! Really any Star Trek combination you like, but LJ insists on comparisons remaining inside the Federation.
I see your dorky Star Trek references and raise you: