the shrinking librarian

A shy violet keeps a library & information science scrapbook.

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Nov 2

libraryjournal:

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vandtree:

Sweden 2013 - Starting work at Märta Måås-Fjetterström (prt2)

The next day after breakfast, I had gone down to the wool archives in MMF, a library of hand dyed wool done in house, in the basement. I thought this would be a pretty straight forward process, 5 different colours of wool for each colour, which would then be hand made into yarn balls. I took my time picking what I thought was the right colours then got straight too it eagerly. This is the exhibition room where I worked during my stay, Bettan had already prepared a loom for me to use and began to teach me how to set up the process. 

Wool.
Library.
Ahhhhhhhhhh.

For all you knitting tumblarians!


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libraryjournal:

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libraryjawn:

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to nearly 40,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost 700,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.

So, Dolly Parton is legit one of the coolest ladies around. I’ve always thought the Imagination Library was such a great idea. Plus, she has the BEST theme park ever.

Auto Dolly Parton reblog.

libraryjournal:

ex-tabulis:

libraryjawn:

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to nearly 40,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost 700,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.

So, Dolly Parton is legit one of the coolest ladies around. I’ve always thought the Imagination Library was such a great idea. Plus, she has the BEST theme park ever.

Auto Dolly Parton reblog.


Jul 14

52hearts:

“Bookyard” - an outdoor library by Massimo Bartolini

First 2 photos by Ivan Deboom; Second 2 photos by TRACKGent


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Apr 11
laphamsquarterly:

Help the Morbid Anatomy Library!
Our dear friends at Morbid Anatomy suffered a seriously blow over the weekend, when a fire set off the sprinker system and ruined much of the library. 
Joanna Ebenstein provides this wonderful set of books about medicine, the occult, photography, and esoterica (and LQ!) free of charge to anyone who wants to study it. It’s an invaluable resource for artists and academics and now much of it has been lost. 
Joanna has compiled an Amazon list of lost books, please consider buying one and sending it to Joanna Ebenstein c/o The Morbid Anatomy Library, 543 Union Street #1E, Brooklyn, NY 11215 or you can donate cash to Morbid Anatomy directly

laphamsquarterly:

Help the Morbid Anatomy Library!

Our dear friends at Morbid Anatomy suffered a seriously blow over the weekend, when a fire set off the sprinker system and ruined much of the library. 

Joanna Ebenstein provides this wonderful set of books about medicine, the occult, photography, and esoterica (and LQ!) free of charge to anyone who wants to study it. It’s an invaluable resource for artists and academics and now much of it has been lost. 

Joanna has compiled an Amazon list of lost books, please consider buying one and sending it to Joanna Ebenstein c/o The Morbid Anatomy Library, 543 Union Street #1E, Brooklyn, NY 11215 or you can donate cash to Morbid Anatomy directly

(via libraryjournal)


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undercovershelf:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library + Archiveshttp://rockhall.com/library/
In case you haven’t heard the amazing news yet, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives is now open! They have some really cool collections, and I’m sure they will only continue to acquire more as they gain more visibility. The Library is free and open to the public and archival collections are accessible to scholars and by appointment. Check out the finding aids for the archival collections via the Resources tab. Highlights include the Sire Records Collection, Clive Davis Correspondence, the Wilco Collection, and the Four Tops Collection. I also like the fact that this kind of makes it official that it’s ok to like rock and roll AND be a librarian.

undercovershelf:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library + Archives
http://rockhall.com/library/

In case you haven’t heard the amazing news yet, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives is now open! They have some really cool collections, and I’m sure they will only continue to acquire more as they gain more visibility. The Library is free and open to the public and archival collections are accessible to scholars and by appointment. Check out the finding aids for the archival collections via the Resources tab. Highlights include the Sire Records Collection, Clive Davis Correspondence, the Wilco Collection, and the Four Tops Collection. I also like the fact that this kind of makes it official that it’s ok to like rock and roll AND be a librarian.

(via librarianista)


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