Text 29 Jul 470 notes Help Me Move Out Please

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My name is Fobazi, and I live in the great state of New Jersey, and I just finished graduated from Rutgers University. For the past two years, I have pursued a Masters in Library Science, and I recently got a full-time job.

But the job doesn’t start until after Labor Day. So my immediate need is for funds to move out of my house.

Right now I live with my mother. She makes home a very unsafe place for me to live. She is an extremely conservative Christian and a pastor and constantly derides my “choice” in sexuality. On top of that, she constantly takes all of my savings.

At this moment, I have less than $50 to my name because my mom found my hidden savings. My job doesn’t start until after labor day and I wasn’t able to work this summer due to immobility.

So with this, I am asking for the kindness of others to help me save up $2400 to pay the security deposit on an apartment.

All money donated will go towards a savings account I am setting aside explicitly to save for an apartment. Any extra funds past my goal will be put towards other necessities.

Any and all reblogs or signal boosts are super duper appreciated!

Oh my gosh guys I’m crying. I only posted about the fundraiser 8 hours ago and I’ve already received $400! You guys are so amazing. There are 55 days left and I’m hopeful I can actually leave! 

It’s been just over a day and I’ve raised 600!!! If this keeps up I might actually be able to leave. Thank you all so much for supporting me with boosting and donating. It means the world to me.

Fobazi’s contribution to our online community has been tremendous — I’ve learned so much from her — and by donating, we can help her not only gain independence from a dangerous home situation, but in effect help launch her career as a librarian. I know not everyone has the financial wherewithal to make a donation, but if you do, please consider it.

Photo 28 Jul 16 notes Evidence: Booth, Lowe, Tagge, & Stone, College & Research Libraries.
Link 24 Jul 9 notes Curriculum Mapping at King University»

etclibrarian:

I’ve been working on synthesizing the ACRL Information Literacy Standards with the ACRL Draft Framework and the Core Competencies at my university. These are merely my interpretations and are a work-in-progress. I imagine this as the foundation of the curriculum mapping we’re doing, but I’m really nerding out right now on how cool it looks in Prezi.

YOU GUYS. Emily Krug has mapped the threshold concepts described in the new ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to the existing 2000 ACRL Information Literacy standards

YOU GUYS.

This is awesome.

Link 24 Jul 2 notes Social Media Specialist»

Not a librarian job, but there may be some social media-savvy tumblarians who want to work in San Francisco in a beautiful, modern natural history museum in the middle one of the largest urban parks in the country.

If that’s you, apply!

Quote 23 Jul 38 notes
Librarians get little education in research design and then are told they must do research to keep their jobs. If we can barely find the time to do our scholarship, is it any wonder that we don’t have time to become good researchers?
Link 23 Jul 4 notes On tenure, after three years on the tenure track | Information Wants To Be Free»

Whether you agree or disagree with Meredith Farkas regarding tenure track for librarians, this is an important read for academic librarians.

Photo 23 Jul 25 notes "I use the term ‘platform’ for the library in the same way you’d refer to a software platform—a set of tools one can employ to perform neat tricks and accomplish specific tasks. The library has always performed this function in many ways—helping people get things done like start businesses, find jobs and of course discover great books. Technology makes it possible to expand our focus, and to help bring people of all stripes together to do great things."
- Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy for Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Public Library, in an interview with Pop City.

"I use the term ‘platform’ for the library in the same way you’d refer to a software platform—a set of tools one can employ to perform neat tricks and accomplish specific tasks. The library has always performed this function in many ways—helping people get things done like start businesses, find jobs and of course discover great books. Technology makes it possible to expand our focus, and to help bring people of all stripes together to do great things."

- Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy for Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Public Library, in an interview with Pop City.

Photo 20 Jul 12 notes Chicken! (Not ours).

Chicken! (Not ours).

Photo 20 Jul 11 notes Drums! (Not ours.)

Drums! (Not ours.)

Text 19 Jul 127 notes Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind

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For decades librarians at Oakland’s main library have collected the scraps of paper ephemera left behind in returned books, shoved into nooks in the library shelves or secretly slipped to librarians.

The collection ranges from half-done to-do lists to childish notes about gossip and crushes passed in the hush of the library children’s room. There are letters of adult love and tragic scrawlings of lonely longing, perhaps used as bookmarks in pulpy romance novels.

Source: Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind

As I started reading this article, I wondered, is this going to be a librarian I know? It is! Hi Sharon!


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