1. mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

Esther Walls (b. 1926 in Mason City, IA) was a librarian and literacy advocate. Among other things, she served as director of the US Secretariat for International Book Year in 1972, worked at NYPL, and was associate director of libraries at SUNY Stony Brook for over a decade.
Her papers are part of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries, and you can find a bunch of digitized stuff in the Iowa Digital Library. (I recommend you look through the images — I had a hard time picking just one pic, because she was way photogenic.)

Another superb submission to MDL by KellyMcE.

    mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

    Esther Walls (b. 1926 in Mason City, IA) was a librarian and literacy advocate. Among other things, she served as director of the US Secretariat for International Book Year in 1972, worked at NYPL, and was associate director of libraries at SUNY Stony Brook for over a decade.

    Her papers are part of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries, and you can find a bunch of digitized stuff in the Iowa Digital Library(I recommend you look through the images — I had a hard time picking just one pic, because she was way photogenic.)

    Another superb submission to MDL by KellyMcE.

  2. kellymce:

For today’s gratuitous pic of my library, an embarrassing/heartwarming sight: I filled the Zine Machine yesterday, and it is already looking sparse. 

If there was any doubt, Kelly is rocking this “intensely cool” librarian thing.

    kellymce:

    For today’s gratuitous pic of my library, an embarrassing/heartwarming sight: I filled the Zine Machine yesterday, and it is already looking sparse. 

    If there was any doubt, Kelly is rocking this “intensely cool” librarian thing.

  3. Yes, kellymce lent me a sweater vest for Sweat Vest Sunday.

    Yes, kellymce lent me a sweater vest for Sweat Vest Sunday.

  4. kellymce replied to your photo: Facebook Event: Sweater Vest Sunday Going to the…

    I can bring an extra for you, I…have some spares.

    Done & done. We can do some kind of exchange over Tumblarian drinks.

  5. My Daguerreotype Librarian: Barbara Gittings →

    mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

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    Barbara Gittings was a librarian, gay rights activist, and editor of lesbian magazine The Ladder, published by the Daughters of Bilitis. She marched with Frank Kameny in Washington DC, she helped get the American Psychological Association to remove homosexuality from the DSM, and she was very active in ALA’s Taskforce on Gay Liberation (which has now morphed into the GLBT Round Table), including its Hug A Homosexual booth at the 1971 annual conference. You can read more in her history of the taskforce, Gays in Libraryland

    Photo is from the NYPL Digital Gallery

    I love this one. What a cutie!

  6. kellymce:

The traveling exhibit “Monumental Ideas in Miniature Bookmaking” is on display at UI Libraries Special Collections and Archives until Oct. 22. They’re on Tumblr, btw: http://uispeccoll.tumblr.com/

A particularly cool GPOML.

    kellymce:

    The traveling exhibit “Monumental Ideas in Miniature Bookmaking” is on display at UI Libraries Special Collections and Archives until Oct. 22. They’re on Tumblr, btw: http://uispeccoll.tumblr.com/

    A particularly cool GPOML.