1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Perhaps not the best image to see on the way to the eye doctor. #cantlookaway

    Perhaps not the best image to see on the way to the eye doctor. #cantlookaway

  8. 18!!


  9. In various ways, fan fiction resembles all storytelling,” says Anne Jamison, an academic who both studies and writes fanfic. “People like to swap stories, period, and the Internet is like a big electronic campfire.

    — Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens | School Library Journal

  10. To lump us all together as multicultural because we’re not white puts too much focus on race and culture and not enough on power.

    — Diversity in Children’s Books: It’s a Question of Power http://t.co/QbjB1hf4Rq by Mitali Perkins