1. theanalogdivide:

I usually keep away from the profanity on here, but this is too important, team. The Chunklet Fucks-to-Shits ratio is my new everything. 
In a nutshell, it’s like this: the giving-a-shit scale reflects on your commitment to doing a Good Job. You show up, you do what you’re told, you create a pleasant experience for everyone. Give too much of a shit, of course, to the point where things devolve into micromanagement and tantrums when things fail to go Just Right. Give too little, and people can tell you’re obviously just collecting a paycheck - if you bother to show up at all. 
Giving a fuck, naturally, is tied into pulling off what you want to do regardless of what others thing. Give too many, and you’re sunk at the first sign of criticism. Give too little, and you’re actively working to piss people off at the expense of everything else. 
What does this have to do with our noble profession, you ask? Here goes: 
Libraries are great at giving a shit. But we need to work on giving less of a fuck. 
OK, gauntlet thrown. Discuss. 

Signal boost!

    theanalogdivide:

    I usually keep away from the profanity on here, but this is too important, team. The Chunklet Fucks-to-Shits ratio is my new everything. 

    In a nutshell, it’s like this: the giving-a-shit scale reflects on your commitment to doing a Good Job. You show up, you do what you’re told, you create a pleasant experience for everyone. Give too much of a shit, of course, to the point where things devolve into micromanagement and tantrums when things fail to go Just Right. Give too little, and people can tell you’re obviously just collecting a paycheck - if you bother to show up at all. 

    Giving a fuck, naturally, is tied into pulling off what you want to do regardless of what others thing. Give too many, and you’re sunk at the first sign of criticism. Give too little, and you’re actively working to piss people off at the expense of everything else. 

    What does this have to do with our noble profession, you ask? Here goes: 

    Libraries are great at giving a shit. But we need to work on giving less of a fuck. 

    OK, gauntlet thrown. Discuss. 

    Signal boost!

  2. bookpatrol:

    Library Infographics: 1930’s style

    Swooning.

  3. culturejunkie:

    Shakespeare gets diagrammatic.

    These visualised Shakespeare quotes are dope. Part of a series, they were designed by Nicholas Weltyk to promote three productions from New York based art college, the Pratt Institute.

    One for performing arts, literary, quote and maths-nerds to enjoy in equal measure. 

    BARD-ASS.

  4. The Public Library: Historic Artifact or Adaptive Success? | CityTownInfo.com
Yes, okay, I am a sucker for an infographic.

    The Public Library: Historic Artifact or Adaptive Success? | CityTownInfo.com

    Yes, okay, I am a sucker for an infographic.

  5. LibraryLinkNJ: Is this the worst infographic of all time? →

    libraratron:

    Behold the glory that is this anti-plagiarism infographic.

    If anything, this will encourage people to plagiarise. It’s so awesome, I’m tempted to claim it as my own right now.

    oh yeah

    There’s so much to appreciate here. Libraratron’s Top 9 Favourite Things:

    1. Plagiarism causes smoking.
    2. Or DOES it? The guy on the right (let’s call him John) was smoking even before he copied the term paper. So maybe he’s just the type of amoral, cigarette loving creep who WOULD plagiarise.
    3. The guy on the left (James) is so smug, he makes me not want a boat.
    4. Plus his wife’s neck is CRAZY-long.
    5. (If it IS his wife. That’s all I’m saying.)
    6. James was born with some aesthetic disadvantages. But he overcame them through honesty, in order to TRIUMPH AT LIFE.
    7. We are clearly meant to infer that John dies young because of his plagiarism. But he copied his term paper at 22; at 45 he stole public funds as a Senator! YOU STOLE PUBLIC FUNDS, JOHN! There’s your problem right there.
    8. At 55, both have facial hair. But where James has designer stubble, John has the kind of unkempt beard befitting a zip-up top wearing Godamn TRAMP.
    9. John is buried in a HAUNTED GRAVEYARD. Is this the fate of ALL plagiarisers, or just the ones that become Senators and take from the public purse?

      WE NEED TO KNOW.

    This infographic deserves all the shade it gets.

  6. bookmobility:

Steven Heller, at Print, just posted some excerpts from a 1919 satirical report by graphic design pioneer W.A. Dwiggins. Everything Heller has posted is worth a read (in the main, wonderfully rendered “documentary” interviews on the question of declining book design). But my favorite bit is what I’ve posted above, which Heller writes demonstrates that “Dwig did not mince fever lines.”
Indeed. And, perhaps more to the point, it’s beautifully done.

    bookmobility:

    Steven Heller, at Print, just posted some excerpts from a 1919 satirical report by graphic design pioneer W.A. Dwiggins. Everything Heller has posted is worth a read (in the main, wonderfully rendered “documentary” interviews on the question of declining book design). But my favorite bit is what I’ve posted above, which Heller writes demonstrates that “Dwig did not mince fever lines.”

    Indeed. And, perhaps more to the point, it’s beautifully done.

  7. tardis-librarian:

Would just like to point out that technically this is a flowchart for Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern-day adaptation of P&P.  Probably that’s hair-splitting, but given Kitty Bennet is an actual cat in this version, it seems potentially relevant.
Also, Mary is pretty kickass in this adaptation… along with everybody else.
My point is go watch the show.

Duly noted. I was wondering why Mr. Collin’s hair looked so emo.

    tardis-librarian:

    Would just like to point out that technically this is a flowchart for Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern-day adaptation of P&P.  Probably that’s hair-splitting, but given Kitty Bennet is an actual cat in this version, it seems potentially relevant.

    Also, Mary is pretty kickass in this adaptation… along with everybody else.

    My point is go watch the show.

    Duly noted. I was wondering why Mr. Collin’s hair looked so emo.

  8. sdiaz101:

(via Which “Pride And Prejudice” Character Are You?)

Flow chart! Flow chart! I am both relieved and slightly disappointed that I am not Mary. Always felt a lot of kinship for Mary.

    sdiaz101:

    (via Which “Pride And Prejudice” Character Are You?)

    Flow chart! Flow chart! I am both relieved and slightly disappointed that I am not Mary. Always felt a lot of kinship for Mary.

  9. libraryadvocates:

OpenSite.org has created an infographic called, “The Future of Libraries,” which imagines what libraries will look like in the future.

    libraryadvocates:

    OpenSite.org has created an infographic called, “The Future of Libraries,” which imagines what libraries will look like in the future.

  10. courtenaybird:

The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students

    courtenaybird:

    The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students

  11. This is so cool. Click through to play around with it—it’s interactive!

    This is so cool. Click through to play around with it—it’s interactive!

  12. Infographics!

    Infographics!

    (Source: lilyofsage)

  13. School Library Journal has the world’s first Caldecott Medal infographic (we think).

    School Library Journal has the world’s first Caldecott Medal infographic (we think).

  14. Spreading the flowchart love.

    Spreading the flowchart love.

  15. bookconfessions:

A Librarian’s Worth

Who doesn’t love a good infographic? Nobody! Am I right? Guys? Yes?

    bookconfessions:

    A Librarian’s Worth

    Who doesn’t love a good infographic? Nobody! Am I right? Guys? Yes?