local library treasures: the Five College book... →
So, we have an underground bunker full of books about a mile from my house, and you should maybe be a little jealous. In case of world apocalypse, I will be better read than you.
I write books as an old man, but in this country you have to be categorized, and...– Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of such children’s books as Where the Wild Things Are. He died to today at the age of 83. Having owned several of his books a young, avid reader, I have always appreciated the candor in his stories. (via gameoftomes)
undercovershelf asked: Re: Fun drug books: Party Monster by James St. James (ends badly, of course, but is fun nonetheless), I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer Purcell, a: A novel by Andy Warhol, and of course there's always Valley of the Dolls. :) And you might also recommend the Marilyn Manson auto-bio, in light of the Nikki Sixx one that you posted.
Amanda the Information Services Librarian
1. Can you tell us about your current position? I’m the Information Services Librarian in a public library. I manage the adult collection, provide reference services, assist with adult programming—and basically anything else that comes my way! [[MORE]] 2. How did you get into librarianship? I’ve wanted to be a librarian since I was a little girl. I knew it was rare, but I didn’t realize how rare...
OnePager template for library websites →
jcowles: This is *awesome* for small libraries, and a vast improvement over what many currently have. Check it out! This is really, really cool.
In lit, you have me beat on the Babysitters Club and on beat poets.– Katt, the librarian/head-biter/sister (via beca) (We also established she has me beat on Dave Eggers.)
E. Washington library wins suit; it can filter... →
adejesus: One of the things I definitely agree with the Annoyed Librarian about is that librarians should spend less time defending the right to view pornography in public libraries. Of course, I do think that filters need to be better such that they don’t filter out necessary information that is non-pornographic (sexual health information, for example). On this note, though, I refuse to...
Jose-Rodrigo, the Bilingual & Career Public...
1. Can you tell us about your current position? Officially, I am the bilingual Adult Reference Librarian. I’m head of the Career Development Center, purchase the Adult Fiction, purchase career books, help people with their resumes in Spanish and French and occasionally sit on the Reference Desk. The majority of my time is spent at the Career Development Center desk where people ask me to...
J.K. Rowling’s Next Book Is Called The Casual... →
J.K. Rowling’s first book for adults will be about a tiny British town in turmoil. Rowling’s publisher, Little, Brown, announced today that the book will be called The Casual Vacancy, and it will be released on September 27. The story is set in Pagford, a charming little town “with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at...
Libraries in the digital age: How YOU can... →
pewinternet: Our next report in our series that will examine libraries in the digital age (over the next few years) will combine the quantitative results from our December 2011 nationally representative phone survey with longer responses and stories from a series of online surveys of both librarians and e-book borrowers. We are actively looking for e-book borrowers to volunteer to take our...