Video 16 Sep 18 notes

projecttiara:

huuuuuuge congrats to dolly moehrle (@loather), for her upcoming appearance on jeopardy!!! tune in on thursday, september 25th and watch her drop some knowledge, librarian-style!

also, she recently went from “kick-ass law librarian” to “kick-ass library director”, for which we should probably send her a new, grander tiara. we’ll see how she does on jeopardy first. ;)

Librarians on Jeopardy is my favorite thing. Especially when it’s librarians I know!

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Photo 16 Sep 8 notes sr-publiclibrary:

"Excuse me, Mr. Draper. Can you please stop leering at our shelvers?"A very Mid-Century Mod San Rafael Public Library. Picture does not have a date, but through the sacred librarian arts of Google-Fu I was able to match the cover of the Fortune magazine on the table to March, 1962.Source: http://www.fulltable.com/vts/f/fortune/covers/ad/SH159.jpg- Vanessa, who kinda wishes the library still looked like this

That is a gorgeous library (of the past).

sr-publiclibrary:

"Excuse me, Mr. Draper. Can you please stop leering at our shelvers?"

A very Mid-Century Mod San Rafael Public Library.

Picture does not have a date, but through the sacred librarian arts of Google-Fu I was able to match the cover of the Fortune magazine on the table to March, 1962.

Source: http://www.fulltable.com/vts/f/fortune/covers/ad/SH159.jpg

- Vanessa, who kinda wishes the library still looked like this

That is a gorgeous library (of the past).

Photo 16 Sep 5 notes dearanxiety:

thepinakes:

September 29 in Oakland: Nerd Nite East Bay featuring Oakland Public Library’s Sharon McKeller:

Picture books aren’t always as simple as they appear. With equal importance of storytelling and visuals, the picture book should be taken seriously as a tool and an art form. Come see a brief history of this medium and also learn about the prestigious Caldecott Medal. How does a group of librarians decide the most distinguished picture book each year?
Sharon McKellar has been a librarian with the Oakland Public Library since 2003, serving as a children’s librarian, a branch manager, and currently as the Community Relations Librarian. She is a reader, a writer, an excited member of the 2015 Caldecott Selection Committee, and a giant nerd.

All this, plus parasites and snakebite cures.

That’s me!  Eeeeeeks!

Better get to planning what you’ll say!

dearanxiety:

thepinakes:

September 29 in Oakland: Nerd Nite East Bay featuring Oakland Public Library’s Sharon McKeller:

Picture books aren’t always as simple as they appear. With equal importance of storytelling and visuals, the picture book should be taken seriously as a tool and an art form. Come see a brief history of this medium and also learn about the prestigious Caldecott Medal. How does a group of librarians decide the most distinguished picture book each year?

Sharon McKellar has been a librarian with the Oakland Public Library since 2003, serving as a children’s librarian, a branch manager, and currently as the Community Relations Librarian. She is a reader, a writer, an excited member of the 2015 Caldecott Selection Committee, and a giant nerd.

All this, plus parasites and snakebite cures.

That’s me!  Eeeeeeks!

Better get to planning what you’ll say!

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Video 16 Sep 9 notes

A sneak peek at some of the images I will be using during my presentation at the Kentucky Library Association’s annual conference: Blazed pathways and skillful glancing: Using the lens of library history to focus on the new information literacy framework.

Image credits: Skylerstrickland [Wikimedia Commons], Glenn McKechnie [Wikimedia Commons]jpatokal [Wikimedia Commons].

Photo 16 Sep 5 notes September 29 in Oakland: Nerd Nite East Bay featuring Oakland Public Library’s Sharon McKeller:

Picture books aren’t always as simple as they appear. With equal importance of storytelling and visuals, the picture book should be taken seriously as a tool and an art form. Come see a brief history of this medium and also learn about the prestigious Caldecott Medal. How does a group of librarians decide the most distinguished picture book each year?
Sharon McKellar has been a librarian with the Oakland Public Library since 2003, serving as a children’s librarian, a branch manager, and currently as the Community Relations Librarian. She is a reader, a writer, an excited member of the 2015 Caldecott Selection Committee, and a giant nerd.

All this, plus parasites and snakebite cures.

September 29 in Oakland: Nerd Nite East Bay featuring Oakland Public Library’s Sharon McKeller:

Picture books aren’t always as simple as they appear. With equal importance of storytelling and visuals, the picture book should be taken seriously as a tool and an art form. Come see a brief history of this medium and also learn about the prestigious Caldecott Medal. How does a group of librarians decide the most distinguished picture book each year?

Sharon McKellar has been a librarian with the Oakland Public Library since 2003, serving as a children’s librarian, a branch manager, and currently as the Community Relations Librarian. She is a reader, a writer, an excited member of the 2015 Caldecott Selection Committee, and a giant nerd.

All this, plus parasites and snakebite cures.

Video 15 Sep 27 notes

moonfaceofficial:

This video is mostly a live session, but then I went and added backup vocals to the mix after the session was recorded. I couldn’t help myself. And then the videographers spliced in a bunch of other footage from the session. They are weak like me. So it’s like 75% live session, 25% video. Or some such ratio.

We made this for a song called City Wrecker, which is also the title of a Moonface EP coming out mid-September. The song is featured on the EP, yes, but on the EP it’s a different version; a proper studio version. Maybe it’s slicker. Louder. Slower?

This session was recorded at an old movie theater in Porvoo, Finland, which has now been turned into Magnusborg Studios. The videographers are Ville Malja and Anssi Nordberg, who make up Rairai Collective, based in Helsinki. They had this to say about the session:

“We wanted to build this simple visual world from where the song could rise up. The main thing was to keep the footage authentic and to capture the essence of Moonface telling his touching story with this wrecked angel figure. We tried not to be too modern.”

City Wrecker EP pre-order links
Jagjaguwar / SCD: http://smarturl.it/citywrecker
Paper Bag Records: http://shop.paperbagrecords.com/products/city-wrecker-pre-order
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/
citywrecker_itunes
Indie stores: http://smarturl.it/
citywrecker_indies

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Photo 15 Sep No. 36 of 300 of Moonface’s limited edition, clear vinyl EP “City Wrecker,” imported from far Canadia. #moonface

No. 36 of 300 of Moonface’s limited edition, clear vinyl EP “City Wrecker,” imported from far Canadia. #moonface

Text 15 Sep 2 notes

brain-of-jason said: You posted an interesting article a few weeks back about tenure vs. non-tenure track. Are you on a tenure path, or is that normally for the larger university libraries?

At my place of work, librarians are classified as staff and not faculty, and are therefore not on track for tenure — which is fine. We’re well-respected on campus, collaborate with faculty very closely, and participate on committees and perform research. I’m not sure much would change if we were considered faculty. 

The division, however, isn’t necessarily between larger and smaller universities. There’s a similarly-sized private college not too far away where the librarians are on tenure-track. Most of the California State Universities have tenure-track librarians, but UC Berkeley (to my knowledge) does not.

I do think the recent debate regarding the value of tenure-track for librarians is interesting, although I don’t have a firm opinion one way or the other. Personally, I would like to ultimately pursue tenure, if possible, but I would never rule out a place of work that was otherwise a good fit just because the position wasn’t tenure-track.

Text 15 Sep 5 notes

It’s my first Monday night reference shift of the semester! Come at me with questions.

Link 15 Sep 13 notes Tatas for Libraries»

everylibrary:

Good morning and great news everyone! We have extended the ticket presale for our Tatas for Libraries fundraiser on 9/20 until Friday. That means you still have 5 days to purchase your presale ticket. Buy your ticket online to get swanky seating and a free ticket for the door prize. Presale tickets are $20 or it will be $25 at the door. help us reach our fundraising goal of 150 tickets.See you there!

Portlanders, take note.

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