Category Libraries

Looks Like Library Science After One Year

Erin and I announced Looks Like Library Science open for submission a little over a year ago on February 13th. This project has been so much fun! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo! If you haven’t submitted a photo – you still can – see instructions at the end. I’ve learned that Tumblr is great […]

You Can Not Do More With Less – Less for Libraries Means Less For Our Communities and They Deserve More

Doing more with less is a bad joke on people who have made a living making something from nothing. Two years ago George Needham was a speaker at my library’s staff day. I’m not sure these were his exact words, but it is pretty close and you get the idea. It stuck with me. Libraries and […]

What a Librarian Looks Like Passes 450 Submissions & 25 Countries – You Guys Rock!

It has been just over a month since Erin and I launched This is What a Librarian Looks Like. This is a fun, light-hearted project is a complement to the Library Day in the Life Project with the simple purpose of highlighting librarians with “photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff”. It has been so […]

You’re Invited! – This Is What a Librarian Looks Like

I’m so excited to announce this new project! As the ultimate compliment to Library Day in the Life we bring you This is What a Librarian Looks Like! What: a site to go beyond the bun and challenge old, outdated librarian stereotypes with photos of real librarians in their real lives doing real stuff Who: YOU! The site is up […]

9 Reasons Publishers Should Stop Acting Like Libraries Are The Enemy

1. Libraries let people read your books. I know, I know, you think that if it weren’t for libraries more people would buy your books, I have bad news for you, if it weren’t for libraries people would read less not buy more books. There is no guarantee that the people who read a library […]

What IS a Library?

This week, after tweeting a link to ALA’s President Molly Raphael’s statement regarding the destruction of the Occupy Wall Street Library in New York City, I became engaged in a conversation on Twitter about what constitutes a library. To me this seems obvious, but I had a hard time coming up with a hard, fast definition. I […]

Seth Godin Misses the Point on Libraries, Again.

I was curious to read what Godin had to say about libraries this time. Last time he wrote about them it was pretty clear he didn’t “get it” and many librarians responded with posts of their own (you’re not allowed to comment on Godin’s blog) Before I get too far into this I want to point […]

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