the shrinking librarian

A shy violet keeps a library & information science scrapbook.

Posts tagged librarians

Jun 15

“In order to be really good as a librarian, everything counts towards your work, every play you go see, every concert you hear, every trip you take, everything you read, everything you know. I don’t know of another occupation like that. The more you know, the better you’re going to be.” ― Allen Smith

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Mar 25
“You’re the Lord of my Flies, and you can unzip them anytime.”

35 Sexy Literary Pickup Lines to Snare You a Book Lover | The Date Report I think this one’s my fav, but they’re all gems. (via housingworksbookstore)

33. We Need to Talk About Kevin. I’m Kevin, can I buy you a drink?

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26. The Sun isn’t the only thing around here that Also Rises.

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Mar 14
iowacitypast:

Circulation Desk, Carnegie Library, 1965
Source: http://history.icpl.org/items/show/669

iowacitypast:

Circulation Desk, Carnegie Library, 1965

Source: http://history.icpl.org/items/show/669


Dec 25
crazylabbitlady:

Tater Tot is our library turtle and one of Labbit’s friends. My boss was very proud of herself for making this little hat for him the other day. Who’d have thought a turtle could be festive? Merry Christmas everybody (everypony, everybunny …)!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TATER TOT!

crazylabbitlady:

Tater Tot is our library turtle and one of Labbit’s friends. My boss was very proud of herself for making this little hat for him the other day. Who’d have thought a turtle could be festive? Merry Christmas everybody (everypony, everybunny …)!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TATER TOT!


Nov 24

missrumphiusproject:

cincylibrary:

Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace.

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Nov 12

Nov 11
womanking91:

analoguerock:

Samesies #archiecomics #libraries #veronicalodge #tumblarians #libraryschool

So, now I need a red hot leather suit…

womanking91:

analoguerock:

Samesies #archiecomics #libraries #veronicalodge #tumblarians #libraryschool

So, now I need a red hot leather suit…

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Oct 3

bibliophilefiles:

Did you know?

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Aug 29

thelifeguardlibrarian:

idea-lab:

Would it make more sense if library science degrees were one year of instruction and one year of experience?

Yes—I think MLS programs should be modeled more after teacher education programs where there is at least an entire semester or year devoted to practice/experience. I know most school librarians have to get through something like that, I have no idea why the rest of the tracks are excluded from mandatory experiential learning.

My practicum was the single most beneficial course I took in library school, and it was optional.  It really made me want to spend more time in the classroom reflecting on what I had learned and internalizing everything.  Sadly, it was pretty much accepted that the practicum should be your last semester before graduation.  How are students supposed to know which courses to take if some (most) of them haven’t even tried those things?  With the programs being so short, you can’t take every class, and many students were coming in with limited or no library work experience.


Aug 26

Calling all Tumblarians!

bruce-bannered:

If you’re like me, there were bound to be some gaps or blind spots in your library school education. So I decided to start putting together a list of Open Access resources that are available and would be useful for other information professionals, but since lots of heads are better than one, I decided to open it up for other people to contribute!

The GoogleDoc I’ve created for the list is open for anyone to view or edit, so feel free to contribute any resources you find. My only request is that you make sure it’s legally available. 

Anyway, you can find the document here and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone finds!

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