“Librarians’ values are as sound as Girl Scouts’: truth, free speech, and universal literacy. And, like Scouts, they possess a quality that I think makes librarians invaluable and indispensable: they want to help. They want to help us. They want to be of service. And they’re not trying to sell us anything.”—Marilyn Johnson- This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (via marissathelibrarian)
“If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must acknowledge that your whiteness affords you a privilege that shields you from a lot. You must also acknowledge that you are afforded privileges that some men in this country do not have. Racism and sexism are tightly intertwined. You cannot fight one while ignoring the other.”—(via thecouscousqueen)
“You don’t necessarily have to do anything once you acknowledge your privilege. You don’t have to apologize for it. You need to understand the extent of your privilege, the consequences of your privilege, and remain aware that people who are different from you move through and experience the world in ways you might never know anything about. They might endure situations you can never know anything about. You could, however, use that privilege for the greater good—to try to level the playing field for everyone, to work for social justice, to bring attention to how those without certain privileges are disenfranchised. We’re seen what the hoarding of privilege has done, and the results are shameful.”—Roxane Gay, “Peculiar Benefits” from Bad Feminist (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
posting old drafts was kind of like showing off old family albums to a friend. they really don’t care about it because they don’t have a significant connection to the people in the photographs, but they humor you anyway
Big shoutout to transformativetidbits for the question today! We’re all at different stages and have different goals in mind, so feel free to tweak the question to fit you.
Who/what/where/when/why did you decide to go to library school, or become a librarian or information specialist or library enthusiast?
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know that I wanted to be a librarian. I basically grew up in my local library, and started volunteering there at a very young age. And that was it. I was in love. I never even considered anything else.
This is from a few weeks ago and I saved it in my drafts so I would remember to go back to it, but I just wanted to say that I’m really glad I met Kat because it’s nice to have someone with a similar passion that started around the same time and had a similar experience with an institution we both love so much.
ben’s ignoring my requests for dating advice so here it is tumblr. who should i ask to hang out tomorrow night:
birthday make outs who i went on a very successful first date with but then neither one of us followed up and it’s been like a month but i would like to see him again
cute punk boy who i went on a date with monday and might go out with on saturday but it depends on whether or not i decide to go to a farmer party in virginia and that sounds kind of terrible because i will have just done zombie prom but i love the people attending so i’m super on the fence
other okc boy who is someone i’ve been talking to for the past two days and who makes me laugh a lot but i told him i might go dancing with him on friday but that also sounds terrible because i want to be my best for zombie prom
so, tumblr friends. who seems like the most appealing choice? should i be adventurous and meet up with a new boy? should i text a dude who did not follow up but who i also remember fondly? should i try to get together with a boy i already know i like but am still trying to figure out how much i like him?
Not sure why I saved this, especially since I’m pretty sure I posted this and got advice? But update: now dating cute punk boy, keep running into birthday makeouts while with cute punk boy, we are friends, i miss dating but also am v. happy in this relationship.