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WHEN SOMEONE CLAIMS LIBRARIES WILL BECOME OBSOLETE BECAUSE OF eBOOKS

librarianproblems:

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Throwback Thursday: Originally posted June 2013

The sad thing is it’s still relevant in August 2014 and probably will still be relevant in August 2015 :S People are so happy to declare libraries obsolete because xyz… it’ll probably always be relevant.

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Because it’s true!

Because it’s true!

(Source: sidewalksarerunways, via lizdejager)

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thelifeguardlibrarian:

midnitelibrary:

Libraries are radical.

Like proper use of the word radical, radical.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

midnitelibrary:

Libraries are radical.


Like proper use of the word radical, radical.

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"Sexual harassment is an issue with any profession, and librarianship is no different. All of us – women, men, transgender, everyone – deserve to feel safe and secure in our places of work. These playful little comments alluding to our sexuality or what we do behind closed doors or what we wear when we’re not in the library? They can turn out to be not so playful. At the very least, they are awkward and uncomfortable. At their worst, they are dangerous. It’s harmless until it isn’t, and the line is just too easy to cross."

Enough With the “Sexy Librarian” Thing, Already | BOOK RIOT (via bookriot)

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  • Parent to child at the library: Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
  • Child: We'll wake up the books.
  • Parent: That's right.
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First of a series of short films on some of the highlights of our special collections at the library where I work. Unfortunately it’s only available in Dutch, but in future films you’ll see more actual items from our collections.
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screwydecimal:

I don’t know who made this “Batman Returns His Library Books” poster, but my hat is off to you. 

Brilliant!

screwydecimal:

I don’t know who made this “Batman Returns His Library Books” poster, but my hat is off to you. 

Brilliant!

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"… a room full of books is simply a closet but an empty room with a librarian in it is a library."

— R David Lankes in The Atlas of New Librarianship, p.6

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Lovely animation inspired by the @LondonLib

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