1. Tall guy to the left of Kathy: Ira Glass.

    Tall guy to the left of Kathy: Ira Glass.

  2. Contrary to stereotypes about shushing librarians (she says she has always been told that she “doesn’t look like a librarian,” though that may be due to different stereotypes), Smith says that she “didn’t expect children to be quiet.” In fact, she finds libraries these days much too quiet. “I walked into a library [recently] and it was so quiet—lots of people but they were all at computers.” She admits that she doesn’t know much about computers and believes that technology is helping a lot of people, though she adds, “I like to see interaction between people and books—and that may be gone.”

    — Honoring Librarian Henrietta Smith, Long-Term Diversity Advocate | School Library Journal

  3. schoollibraryjournal:

Say aloha to Michelle Colte, #SchoolLibOTY Our September cover
Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year | School Library Journal 

    schoollibraryjournal:

    Say aloha to Michelle Colte, #SchoolLibOTY Our September cover

    Michelle Colte Named School Librarian of the Year | School Library Journal 

  4. In SLJ, a 1971 editorial took the American Library Association to task for not doing more to address lingering Jim Crow practices in southern school libraries.

    — And Now We Are 60: SLJ, the profession, and culture from 1954 to today | School Library Journal

  5. Activist librarian Zoia Markovna Horn was famous for being the first U.S. librarian to be jailed for refusing to divulge information that violated professional principles of privacy and intellectual freedom

    — Library Freedom Fighter Zoia Horn Remembered

  6. We have a natural sense of wanting to be connected, but there are so many things that push us apart,” Bol says. “I think Little Free Libraries open the door to conversations we want to have with each other.

    — The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries - The Atlantic

  7. At the once-second-to-last ranked school in Illinois, Chicago’s Wendell Phillips Academy High School, librarian K.C. Boyd has helped turn around the reading culture in the school. The school’s reading test scores have improved with 18.2 percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards, at the present, compared to 6.5 percent in 2012.

    — Chicago Public School Librarian K.C. Boyd: The Heartbeat of Her School | School Library Journal

  8. Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. As might have been expected, she found that their ability to think creatively fell markedly if their working days were punctuated with meetings. They did far better if left to focus on their projects without interruption for a large chunk of the day, and had to collaborate with no more than one colleague.

    — Quote: Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and… by David of Basecamp

  9. I know that as hard as I work — and I work very hard — I very well may fail. And it’s liberating to know that.

    — The Millennials Are Generation Nice - NYTimes.com

  10. My son was stopped by the police for obstructing traffic. (In an effort to log non-Black arrests under NYC’s Stop-and-Frisk, a City Hall insider told us.)

    He came home.