You don’t have to be a print book person or an e-book person. It’s not an...– Jonathan Segura, “No More E-Books Vs. Print Books Arguments, OK?” via NPR (via thelibrarianontherun) —This is correct. I am one of those people who likes it both ways (har, har).
Librarian Wardrobe: Valentine's Day Edition! →
librarianwardrobe: Click the post title to go to the submission form! Or here We want to feature some crushworthy librarians on LW for Valentine’s Day. We want to leave who is crushworthy up to you, though, so we need your nominations. This doesn’t have to be a romantic-crush, it could just be someone you admire professionally or fashionably, too. Someone who is doing really exciting...
Wherein I am shocked that bad information is going...
There was a recent piece posted by the Atlantic about the cost cycle and paywall of academic articles. It’s a big issue and access to scholarly journals is a topic that merits real discussion and hopefully change. However, the article itself was so poorly researched and inaccurate it does a disservice to the conversation. The article supposes that the villain is JSTOR. It’s not. The...
Lists of Note: Don'ts for Women Riders →
The blog Lists of Note has published an 1895 list of “don’ts” for women bicyclists. The list was appended to a news account of two women riders who attempted to wear immodest short skirts over their bloomers during a ride with the Unique Cycling Club of Chicago; when told to take off the apparently provocative (and very likely practical for riding) attire, the women responded...
Reblog if you have a scar with a story behind it.
Do I need to reblog this for each scar? Because I have some, and each has a story.
Libraries aren’t in the real world, after all. They’re places apart, sanctuaries...– Paul Auster, Moon Palace (via bookoasis) I’ve seen this quote going around before, and it’s cute enough I suppose, but if you really think it about it it is exactly what we don’t want to be promoting about libraries. Libraries are very much of the real world; they are real places...
Librarianship has traditionally been seen as women’s work, along with nursing...– Do Men Get Library Jobs More Easily than Women? « Annoyed Librarian (via ebookworm) I’m calling shenanigans on this for a few different reasons, chief among them that, were I single and at a cocktail party where I met a male librarian, I would find that hot as hell. But maybe I’m weird - I am...
Prep for Facebook's Timeline Layout: 6 Must-Do... →
Get ready for your Facebook past to come back with a vengeance; the social network is now rolling out its new profile layout, Timeline, to all users worldwide. Timeline is basically an online scrapbook that displays your Facebook activity in reverse chronological order going back to when you first joined the social network. This means you and your Facebook friends will be able to peruse your...