Link 18 Aug 216 notes Fall internships»

smithsonianlibraries:

Know anyone with some free time this Fall, who’s interested in gaining experience working in Museums, Libraries, or both? Well look no further…

Fall internship projects include:

  • Improving access to the Vertical Files in our Art Libraries
  • Processing collections in the Vine Deloria, Jr….
Photo 18 Aug 6 notes First day of 2nd grade.

First day of 2nd grade.

Photo 17 Aug 7 notes The last day of summer — 2nd grade and preschool (first day ever!) both start tomorrow. So we went to the Dolores Park Playground and got soft-serve ice cream.

The last day of summer — 2nd grade and preschool (first day ever!) both start tomorrow. So we went to the Dolores Park Playground and got soft-serve ice cream.

Link 15 Aug 1 note Fantasy, Basketball: LeBron James As Fantasy Novel Hero | The Classical»

theycametofight:

Here is that super-long nerdy fantasy novel/LeBron James treatise. I think it is decent, as long as you are not into that whole brevity thing!

This is chock-ful of unexplained references to various fantasy characters — some current, some from the musty past of my childhood (Pug! Garion!) — that reading it is a (delightful) treasure hunt. Recommended.

Photo 15 Aug 32 notes everylibrary:

levigreenacres:

Poster I made for EveryLibrary.org fundraiser Septemberr 20 in Portland, OR. Tickets at: http://bit.ly/1rnpm6L #tatasforlibs

Thanks for the awesome poster Levi! We hope that all of you NW #tumblarians can make it to our fundraiser.

everylibrary:

levigreenacres:

Poster I made for EveryLibrary.org fundraiser Septemberr 20 in Portland, OR. Tickets at:  

Thanks for the awesome poster Levi! We hope that all of you NW #tumblarians can make it to our fundraiser.

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Photo 14 Aug 1,104 notes
Text 13 Aug 16 notes

What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri is overwhelming to contemplate. This is the terrifying result of 300 years of institutionalized, systemic racism and the absurd and unnecessary militarization of the American police force.

The courage of the people of Ferguson in the face of tangible oppression and tyranny is incredible. I don’t know what else to say.

Photo 11 Aug 17 notes Librarians at The Interval | Information Amateurs Social Club
Librarians and archivists of the Bay Area: come join a tour and happy hour at The Interval, the new Fort Mason space designed by the Long Now Foundation. 
What is The Interval? 
It is a library whose collection is “The Manual for Civilization,” containing all the works humanity would need to begin again.
It is a museum, with ambient music created by Brian Eno, and mechanical devices from the past and present: an orrery, a chime generator, and more.
It is a cocktail bar, with unique libations reinterpreted from the past. 
As with all Info Amateurs events, it is open to anyone who considers themselves a librarian, an archivist, or is a library school student — or anyone who happens to like libraries or archives. Strangers welcome.
When:
Sunday, September 7, 6:00pm
Where: 
2 Marina Boulevard, Building A
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, California 94123
To RSVP:
Facebook <or> My inbox.
Photo from theinterval.org.

Librarians at The Interval | Information Amateurs Social Club

Librarians and archivists of the Bay Area: come join a tour and happy hour at The Interval, the new Fort Mason space designed by the Long Now Foundation. 

What is The Interval? 

It is a library whose collection is “The Manual for Civilization,” containing all the works humanity would need to begin again.

It is a museum, with ambient music created by Brian Eno, and mechanical devices from the past and present: an orrery, a chime generator, and more.

It is a cocktail bar, with unique libations reinterpreted from the past. 

As with all Info Amateurs events, it is open to anyone who considers themselves a librarian, an archivist, or is a library school student — or anyone who happens to like libraries or archives. Strangers welcome.

When:

Sunday, September 7, 6:00pm

Where: 

2 Marina Boulevard, Building A

Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, California 94123

To RSVP:

Facebook <or> My inbox.

Photo from theinterval.org.

Photo 11 Aug 41 notes Rome&#8217;s Colosseum hosts ancient library exhibition | PublishingPerspectives
From the article:

The exhibition relates how it was Caesar who first wanted to give Rome a public library, a project that was only finished after his death. Such libraries were not stand alone structures, but belonged to multicultural complexes that often included temples and gardens and housed works of art from Roman conquests around the world. The creation of public book collections was part of the cultural policy of several emperors. They could see their worth for the benefit of the people. Pliny the Elder described the library as “an organized archive of the products of human intelligence.” 

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Rome’s Colosseum hosts ancient library exhibition | PublishingPerspectives

From the article:

The exhibition relates how it was Caesar who first wanted to give Rome a public library, a project that was only finished after his death. Such libraries were not stand alone structures, but belonged to multicultural complexes that often included temples and gardens and housed works of art from Roman conquests around the world. The creation of public book collections was part of the cultural policy of several emperors. They could see their worth for the benefit of the people. Pliny the Elder described the library as “an organized archive of the products of human intelligence.” 

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Photo 8 Aug 1 note 15 Million Pages of Medical History Are Going Online | Hyperallergic
The UK&#8217;s Wellcome Library is leading a consortium that is digitizing and making publicly available 15 million pages of 19th century medical texts. Some portions are already available at the Internet Archive and the digital collection will grow over the next two years.
Read more &#8212; and see more incredible scanned images &#8212; at Hyperallergic &#187;&gt;

15 Million Pages of Medical History Are Going Online | Hyperallergic

The UK’s Wellcome Library is leading a consortium that is digitizing and making publicly available 15 million pages of 19th century medical texts. Some portions are already available at the Internet Archive and the digital collection will grow over the next two years.

Read more — and see more incredible scanned images — at Hyperallergic »>


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