1. A lot of people find solace in books. This mini documentary profiles two individuals who take refuge in the public library, from the brutal elements of the streets.

    Thanks to filmmaker Quincy Walters for his submission.

  2. Tumblr and teen patrons

    http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/09/social-media/power-tumblng-a-teen-librarian-explains-why-tumblr-is-a-great-way-to-reach-patrons/

    Should libraries and librarians use Tumblr? Is it wise to wade into this alluring sea of wacky photos, pop-culture commentary, and gifs—snippets of moving images—in order to virtually chat about best book lists, library events, title recommendations, and our favorite quotes?

    Yess!!

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  3. Blind date with a book at Princeton Public Library, NJ.
(A submission from Princeton, NJ!)

    Blind date with a book at Princeton Public Library, NJ.

    (A submission from Princeton, NJ!)

  4. Blind date with a book at Princeton Public Library, NJ.
(A submission from Princeton, NJ!)

    Blind date with a book at Princeton Public Library, NJ.

    (A submission from Princeton, NJ!)

  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. Prison Librarians

    John Paul Mahofski is a prison librarian in Maryland and would love to be a resource. Send LJ a message and we’ll pass along his contact info!

  7. librarianwardrobe:

Head of Adult Programming
Public Library
Connecticut
I would also like to add that I was parked when I took this picture and the earrings were a gift. Yes I know they’re fly as hell.

Another tumblrarian who is very close to my heart. (And whose earring are indeed fly as hell.)

    librarianwardrobe:

    • Head of Adult Programming
    • Public Library
    • Connecticut

    I would also like to add that I was parked when I took this picture and the earrings were a gift. Yes I know they’re fly as hell.

    Another tumblrarian who is very close to my heart. (And whose earring are indeed fly as hell.)

  8. librarianwardrobe:

I’m a librarian who knows how important it is to vote, and I brought my daughters with me (in a wagon!) to the polling place so that they’ll know how important it is, too.
Librarian for Research and Electronic Resources
Academic Library
San Francisco Bay Area

One of my favorite tumblrarians!

    librarianwardrobe:

    I’m a librarian who knows how important it is to vote, and I brought my daughters with me (in a wagon!) to the polling place so that they’ll know how important it is, too.

    Librarian for Research and Electronic Resources

    Academic Library

    San Francisco Bay Area

    One of my favorite tumblrarians!

  9. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is helping show the importance of libraries via Tumblr. Tell them why you need and how you use your library by uploading photos, quotes, and videos!

    The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is helping show the importance of libraries via Tumblr. Tell them why you need and how you use your library by uploading photos, quotes, and videos!

  10. movingthestill:

Title: no titleArtist:  Thoka Maer for itsnobiggie.tumblr.com

GPOLJ

    movingthestill:

    Title: no title
    Artist:  Thoka Maer for itsnobiggie.tumblr.com

    GPOLJ

  11. putapoeonit:

The Poe-Poe.

    putapoeonit:

    The Poe-Poe.

  12. lookslikelibraryscience:

When I’m not lounging on a hot dog chair, I work as a medical librarian. After working at a park district leading nature hikes for many years I changed careers to become a librarian. I’ve been a children’s and teen librarian (laid off due to budget cuts) and am hoping to get back into youth services now that I have my MSLIS degree. 

HOT. DOG. CHAIR.

    lookslikelibraryscience:

    When I’m not lounging on a hot dog chair, I work as a medical librarian. After working at a park district leading nature hikes for many years I changed careers to become a librarian. I’ve been a children’s and teen librarian (laid off due to budget cuts) and am hoping to get back into youth services now that I have my MSLIS degree. 

    HOT. DOG. CHAIR.

  13. lisasimpsonbookclub:

“Read about my adventures in the South Seas! Make me live again!”
Submitted by Christine

I remember this episode so well. Lisa, being cool isn’t worth it.

    lisasimpsonbookclub:

    “Read about my adventures in the South Seas! Make me live again!”

    Submitted by Christine

    I remember this episode so well. Lisa, being cool isn’t worth it.

  14. lookslikelibraryscience:

I’m William (on the left) - and that’s my husband, Nate (we just got married June 9th!)
I’m a Reference Librarian at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas - I LOVE teaching computer classes, doing reader’s advisory, setting up displays and working with patrons. You can read about my experiences on my blog BeyondtheBookend.com. You could follow me on Twitter too!
I also run a little tumblr called Librarian Problems!

The ADORABLE face behind Librarian Problems! Congratulations on your marriage!!

    lookslikelibraryscience:

    I’m William (on the left) - and that’s my husband, Nate (we just got married June 9th!)

    I’m a Reference Librarian at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas - I LOVE teaching computer classes, doing reader’s advisory, setting up displays and working with patrons. You can read about my experiences on my blog BeyondtheBookend.com. You could follow me on Twitter too!

    I also run a little tumblr called Librarian Problems!

    The ADORABLE face behind Librarian Problems! Congratulations on your marriage!!

  15. lookslikelibraryscience:

Hi. I`m Petar. I work as a librarian in a public library in Croatia (www.knjiznica-koprivnica.hr) I love to walk, talk and read. And I love this site =)

And we love you too, Petar.

    lookslikelibraryscience:

    Hi. I`m Petar. I work as a librarian in a public library in Croatia (www.knjiznica-koprivnica.hr) I love to walk, talk and read. And I love this site =)

    And we love you too, Petar.