Text 12 Jul 13 notes

yellowdecorations:

Hey tumblarians! I’m looking into starting a “Tech Talk” series at my library. It would ultimately be a monthly program where we talk about different “tech” topics. We’re starting with a Social Media 101 class (for Facebook and Twitter) and I want to also maybe do a power searching class.

In any case, I’m in the brainstorming and research phase, so does any have any resources they could share with me? What have you done before and did it work? I kind of remember a post from a few months ago where someone was working on something similar and I would love to steal yr ideas.

ANYWAYS THANKS LOVE YA

Give yellowdecorations all the ideas.

Photo 11 Jul 7 notes Date night ice cream sundae in Alamo Square Park.

Date night ice cream sundae in Alamo Square Park.

Video 10 Jul 82 notes

theartofgooglebooks:

Severe distortion,

Throughout Betrachtung Der Sterbligkeit: Nebst Einem Vierfachen Register, v. 1, by Martin Geier (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized October 19, 2009.

Who needs libraries when we have Google?

Kidding aside, this makes for eyecatching modern art.

Link 10 Jul 41 notes Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles, smashes ‘peer review ring’»

So the peer-review process at Sage’s Journal of Vibration and Control (oh the jokes I won’t make) has been manipulated by a variety of sockpuppets and other forms of review fraud, forcing them to retract 60 (!) articles.

Note that this happened to a major for-profit journal publisher, the type that supposedly has better controls than open access journals.

It’s also evidence why research assignments and information literacy instruction should not robotically insist that peer-review status is the standard by which the quality of a source is judged. Critical appraisal by the researcher is far more important, and should be applied across both the web and when using academic journals. A checkbox in a database is not enough when determining the value of a source.

I wonder how many other journals and scholarly articles have been affected by this kind of fraud?

Text 2 Jul 2 notes
Photo 2 Jul 16 notes OCLC has issued a report “updating” Ranganathan’s classic five laws of library science for the digital age and it’s…well, I’ll let you decide.
If you want the full (135 page!) report, here you go: reordering Ranganathan, and here’s a summary on Infodocket.

OCLC has issued a report “updating” Ranganathan’s classic five laws of library science for the digital age and it’s…well, I’ll let you decide.

If you want the full (135 page!) report, here you go: reordering Ranganathan, and here’s a summary on Infodocket.

Quote 2 Jul 92 notes
No one lives a single-axis life. We all embody multiple axes of identity and oppression throughout our lives that often affect us simultaneously. As Flavia Dzodan said, “My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” To treat librarianship and its communities as a single-axis phenomenon renders those who occupy the intersections invisible and therefore ignored.
Quote 2 Jul 12 notes
Being a good ally is not just about learning about the issues that affect the underrepresented, but also learning how our own biases and privileges make it difficult for us to build alliances across and between communities. Mainstream movements focus on the white and middle class. It’s not enough to be an ally to one group in a silo. We need to educate ourselves on how these intersecting oppressions affect our community.
— from Making a New Table: Intersectional Librarianship by Fobazi Ettarh on In the Library with the Lead Pipe (via lessonsinlibrarianship)
Photo 1 Jul 39 notes According to this note I found in my suitcase, the TSA searched my bag. I wonder what they thought of my LSA badge.

According to this note I found in my suitcase, the TSA searched my bag. I wonder what they thought of my LSA badge.

Photo 30 Jun 21 notes Finish this equation: Erin + avocado =

Finish this equation: Erin + avocado =


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