Dear Regular Patrons,
If you are here daily, it is in your best interest to make sure the librarian knows your name before they mentally assign you one.

I’m looking at you, Shark Boy.


Okay, tumblarians out there!

burningletter-:

mylifeinthelibrary:

jerseycure:

I’m trying to write my term paper for my summer collection development class. I want to write it on the importance to having a diverse GLBTQ collection in public and/or school libraries, and I’m having trouble finding a lot of literature on it. It’s driving me crazy. Can anyone out there help? Just looking for good articles/journals so sift through. 

Thanks in advance!

I did a project on service to LGBT patrons last semester, so I have some of these articles saved to my computer. Maybe they will help you? (note: I don’t have the full citations in front of me, though, so I’m just going to give you whatever I can find on the actual pages.)

Albright, Megan. ”The Public Library’s Responsibilities to LGBT Communities: Recognizing, Representing, and Serving.” Public Libraries.

Gardner, C.A. “Welcoming Our GLBT Patrons.” Virginia Libraries (2006), 45-50.

Hart, Genevieve and Ncumisa Mfazo. “Places for All: Cape Town Library’s Services to Gays and Lesbians.” South African Journal of Library and information Science (2010), 98-108. — Definitely check out the references on this one, there are so many!

Hill, Nancy Milone. “Out and About: Serving the GLBT Population @ Your Library.” Public Libraries.

Hopefully some of these help! 

I used a few of these resources for a project for one of my summer classes. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing!

You are quite welcome! I’m glad everyone can get some use out of these great articles and that so many are writing about LGBT and libraries!


ebookfriendly:

$31 - the average yearly cost per tax payer for #libraries in the US / full #infographic at http://ebks.to/1vlLtNF

ebookfriendly:

$31 - the average yearly cost per tax payer for #libraries in the US / full #infographic at http://ebks.to/1vlLtNF


slcl:

Students waiting for classes to start in the Ferguson-Florissant School District found plenty to keep them busy at the Florissant Valley Branch today. The branch is providing art supplies, board games, LEGOs and other fun activities for the remainder of the week (August 20-22) from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Magic House will be there with make and take projects, and a free lunch will be offered at 12:00 p.m. courtesy of Operation Food Search. There is not cost to attend, students are welcome to drop by at any time. Call 314-994-3300 for more information. 

More photos from today can be seen here


catagator:

If you’re looking for a way to do something for the people and community of Ferguson, perhaps write a check to their library. 

The address is to the library, this information is from their director, and they don’t have a way to accept anything other than a check at the moment.

We’ve seen what a sanctuary the library has become.


It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

(Source 1, 2)

EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.


bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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Being an Overachiever in Staff Meetings

Dept Head: I was thinking we could start some genre studies. Could you lead this one?

Me: 

Coworker: I was thinking we could also use some training on this social media?

Me: 

Dept Head: And we need someone to manage this project.

Me: 


thelibraryperson:

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable in No Man of Her Own

thelibraryperson:

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable in No Man of Her Own


catagator:

Over at Book Riot, I talk about 28 must-follow Tumblrs for fans of YA.
Now go do the thing you have to do if you’re not already following any of these. I’ve got authors, group tumblrs, libraries, and more. There’s something — 28 somethings! — for everyone. 

catagator:

Over at Book Riot, I talk about 28 must-follow Tumblrs for fans of YA.

Now go do the thing you have to do if you’re not already following any of these. I’ve got authors, group tumblrs, libraries, and more. There’s something — 28 somethings! — for everyone.