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While the rest of the east coast and south are under snow and ice, #FayettevilleNC has been under gray skies and rain. Today, we see the silver lining—the sun has come out and it’s not freezing. Gotta love #northcarolina! #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #FSUBroncos #BroncoPride #puddlegram #academiclibrary #library #nofilter #gpoml (cc: @newshour) (12.10.2013) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)
Nothing better than a warm library after a few days of gray skies and rain. Thanks for posting your #GPOML!
- When? Saturday, January 25, 8-10pm
- Location? TBD Philly, stay tuned
- YES this is during the TweetUp, but still allows time for you to visit both the tumblr party and the tweet up before the EveryLibrary After Hours kick off around 9.
- DON’T sweat being over-committed for parties. It’ll just be fun! If you can’t make it, that’s cool. We’ll find you at After Hours or some of the seemingly countless other socials.
- BEER. Hooray beer!
I am envisioning a Sharks vs. Jets style face-off between the Tumblarians and Biblio-twitterati, and I’ll be so conflicted since I co-exist in both realms.
But I know where the party will be. Well, I would know, but it’s TBD.
Posters at my inaugural junior teen advisory board meeting. Can you tell the candy is a big draw?
Who doesn’t like candy?
The one-and-only Librarian in Black, also known as Sarah Houghton, will be a featured speaker at the Nerd Nite SF, December 18. Nerd Nite is an ongoing series of smart, interesting presentations that takes place in a bar (the Rickshaw Stop in Hayes Valley).
Where’d the Card Catalog Go? Today’s Ass-Kicking Libraries and Librarians
Contrary to the pundits’ predictions of their demise, libraries are now more vital to the knowledge economy than ever. They have 3D printers, home brewing and butchering classes, battles of the bands, downloadable books and magazines, torrent tutorials, and some of the world’s strongest information privacy systems and policies. And what about the librarians? You’ll find a scary-smart group of tech-nerd radicals dedicated to fighting government surveillance, campaigning against digital rights management, and above all protecting your freedom to access the information you want. As the library of yesteryear fades away, what is emerging in its place?
Sarah Houghton is the director for the San Rafael Public Library. She’s blogged and consulted about technology and the future of libraries for ten years as the Librarian in Black. You can find out more at http://librarianinblack.net.
The Information Amateurs Social Club, an informal meet-up group for Bay Area librarians, archivists, and MLIS students, is trying to round up as many folks as possible to come out and support her as she speaks in front of an otherwise non-librarian crowd.
Tonight she’s reading “Fox in Socks” to us. This book is dangerous.
Announcing: The #GPOML Contest
This week I hit my 3rd anniversary on tumblr. I felt like I got in on the ground floor of something special: a burgeoning new community of energized, creative librarians sharing ideas, inspiration, and educating each other. It’s been fun, I’ve met great people, and I’ve learned so, so much.
I’ve occasionally promoted the #GPOML hashtag: gratuitous picture of my library. The first time was in response to the endless pictures of the grand libraries that circulate tumblr constantly: the reading room of the NYPL, Trinity College Dublin, and all those other grandiose spaces. Don’t get me wrong: I love those, but I wanted to see photos of your libraries, from your eyes, the way they work for you.
So here’s the contest: anytime in the month of December, share a picture of your library on tumblr and tag it #gpoml. The photo can be:
- the exterior;
- a grand space inside;
- a close-up of a display;
- an architectural feature;
- a cozy reading nook;
- you at a service desk; or…
- anything, really.
Use what you think is important, arty, interesting, or worth sharing. Something you like about your library.
- don’t post a photo of patrons unless you have their permission;
- take the picture yourself;
- you can enter more than one photo in the contest, but don’t spam us, ok?
- you don’t have to follow me to participate.
- you can include a blurb about your library, or not: up to you!
If there’s going to be a contest, there has to be a winner, right?
I’m going to assemble a crack team of judges to help me pick a winner (I haven’t asked them yet, but they’ll say yes). We’ll announce the winner in early January.
What does the winner get? The legendary Baker & Taylor “cat” tote bag photographed above, delivered in the mail. And bragging rights.
We’re seeing a few contributions — make sure to add yours! Take a quick picture of your library and share it with us. Don’t forget the #GPOML tag.