1. It is often difficult for library and information professionals to accept “that the majority of the population does not use libraries to get information…”

    — Why Libraries? A Call for Use-Centered Assessment | BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació

  2. schoollibraryjournal:

    Settling into our new digs! Most important thing to note? Where’s the closest library?

  3. My Saturday: Chatting over pink flamingos.  

    My Saturday: Chatting over pink flamingos.  

  4. In this essay, we embrace a vision of the future of academic libraries where librarians confront and creatively address the lack of racial and ethnic diversity within our profession and actively pursue a social justice agenda within our libraries and in the communities we serve. This future requires that we acknowledge that many of our current practices reinforce existing structures of inequity and privilege, and that we leverage our services and resources to support, document, and encourage diversity and social justice efforts within librarianship and society

    — Project MUSE - Diversity, Social Justice, and the Future of Libraries

  5. Banana bread or trash, that is the question.

    Banana bread or trash, that is the question.

  6. If this doesn’t give you hope for humanity… (via Lower 9th Ward librarian wins first Lemony Snicket Prize | NOLA.com)

    If this doesn’t give you hope for humanity… (via Lower 9th Ward librarian wins first Lemony Snicket Prize | NOLA.com)

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Librarians = “critical first referrers.”
“We are very much looking to connect with libraries. We believe that librarians are critical first referrers to information and community resources. By making it as easy as possible for librarians to share information about summer meals, we believe we can dramatically increase community awareness of the program and the number of youth who access the meals,” Marnie Webb, spokesperson for Caravan Studios, the creator of Range, a mobile app to find where summer meals are served.
Libraries Needed to Host Summer Meal Programs. Here’s How to Help.

     

    Librarians = “critical first referrers.”

    “We are very much looking to connect with libraries. We believe that librarians are critical first referrers to information and community resources. By making it as easy as possible for librarians to share information about summer meals, we believe we can dramatically increase community awareness of the program and the number of youth who access the meals,” Marnie Webb, spokesperson for Caravan Studios, the creator of Range, a mobile app to find where summer meals are served.

    Libraries Needed to Host Summer Meal Programs. Here’s How to Help.

  8. "As it turns out, LEGO minifig hands are the perfect size for charging cables" 
(via DIY Tech idea: Sugru and Lego Minifigs organize cords)

    "As it turns out, LEGO minifig hands are the perfect size for charging cables"
    (via DIY Tech idea: Sugru and Lego Minifigs organize cords)

  9. Reading is not an option” was his platform as YA literature ambassador, and he once told School Library Journal, “As a young man, I saw families prosper without reading, because there were always sufficient opportunities for willing workers who could follow simple instructions. This is no longer the case. Children who don’t read are, in the main, destined for lesser lives. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to change this.

    — Walter Dean Myers, Award-Winning Author and Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Passes at 76 | School Library Journal

  10. God rays over Manhattan. Six planes, eight days. Home.

    God rays over Manhattan. Six planes, eight days. Home.