Link 22 Sep 7 notes Team Harpy | Legal Defense Fund of nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey»

The news of library consultant/speaker/futurist Joe Murphy’s lawsuit against nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey went public last week. If you aren’t aware, Murphy is suing them for $1.25 million (you read that right), after they called him out online for allegedly harassing women at conferences.

Right now, de jesus and Rabey need two things from the community to help them in this case:

  • witnesses who have either been harassed by Murphy or have seen Murphy engage in harassment;
  • funding for their legal defense.

I support de jesus and Rabey. Their voices should not be silenced, and they should not be bullied through the courts. 

Photo 22 Sep 13 notes extabulis:

Poking around uispeccoll’s Instagram and what do I find? “This 1866 copy of Baked Meats of the Funeral (which is a collection of Civil War related things, rather than a melancholy cookbook)” Baked Meats of the Funeral. My coworkers must think I’m crazy because I can’t stop laughing.

What a remarkable title. The Internet Archive has it scanned and available full-text:
Baked meats at a funeral: A collection of essays, poems, speeches, histories, and banquets, by Private Miles O’Reilly, New York Volunteer Infantry. 

extabulis:

Poking around uispeccoll’s Instagram and what do I find? “This 1866 copy of Baked Meats of the Funeral (which is a collection of Civil War related things, rather than a melancholy cookbook)” Baked Meats of the Funeral. My coworkers must think I’m crazy because I can’t stop laughing.

What a remarkable title. The Internet Archive has it scanned and available full-text:

Baked meats at a funeral: A collection of essays, poems, speeches, histories, and banquetsby Private Miles O’Reilly, New York Volunteer Infantry. 

Photo 20 Sep 6 notes healthscireflib:

@dsransom and I playing with the rad installation art at 21c. #louisville  (at 21c Museum Hotels)

This was really cool. The letters flow down the wall, but you can “catch” them and lift them up.

healthscireflib:

@dsransom and I playing with the rad installation art at 21c. #louisville (at 21c Museum Hotels)

This was really cool. The letters flow down the wall, but you can “catch” them and lift them up.

Photo 19 Sep 8 notes Found a food truck pop-up hidden behind a crumbling brick facade on Louisville’s Whisky Row. 

Dinner is a BBQ sandwich with bread and butter pickles and a locally brewed beer. Sound system is playing David Bowie. Kentucky! I like it.

Found a food truck pop-up hidden behind a crumbling brick facade on Louisville’s Whisky Row.

Dinner is a BBQ sandwich with bread and butter pickles and a locally brewed beer. Sound system is playing David Bowie. Kentucky! I like it.

Photo 18 Sep 4 notes I’m eating local…Louisville Hot Brown and a flight of bourbons.

I’m eating local…Louisville Hot Brown and a flight of bourbons.

Photo 18 Sep 1 note They treat you right at #kla14! I’ve been named an honorary colonel of the Commonwealth and gifted this beautiful book of historic Kentucky landscapes.

They treat you right at #kla14! I’ve been named an honorary colonel of the Commonwealth and gifted this beautiful book of historic Kentucky landscapes.

Text 18 Sep 9 notes Telling Stories with Technology

I’m at a neat #KLA14 session on combining storytelling and technology to improve #infolit instruction. The University of Kentucky’s Beth Fuchs uses these two interesting fremium platforms:

  • Storybird, to create picture-book like lessons on research for first-year students.
  • PowToon to create amusing, engaging animated videos.

Cool stuff.

Photo 18 Sep 15 notes healthscireflib:

Hi, thepinakes!

I’m always mystified by my own hand gestures. They just happen.

healthscireflib:

Hi, thepinakes!

I’m always mystified by my own hand gestures. They just happen.

Photo 17 Sep 4 notes I’ve arrived in Louisville for #kla14! And my room has a huge view of the Ohio River.

I’ve arrived in Louisville for #kla14! And my room has a huge view of the Ohio River.

Quote 16 Sep 9 notes
I am aware that a librarian is not always ranked among the principal educators of a college or university.
— 

Otis H. Robinson in an 1876 essay (p. 520) arguing that librarians should be ranked among the principal educators of a college or university.

Some battles never go away.


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