“A warning: If you rip, tear, shred, bend, fold, deface, disfigure, smear, smudge, throw, drop, or in any other manner damage, mistreat, or show lack of respect towards this book, the consequences will be as awful as it is within my power to make them.”—
not really, though. eat ice cream while reading and dribble on the page. spill coffee. break the spine. read in the tub. some books are impossible to put down, and ice cream must be eaten and coffee must be drank and sometimes people who live with you absolutely demand that you bathe.
as a librarian, i mostly care that you read. i’d rather replace a book that has been read and dog-eared and underlined and well-loved than have a pristine copy sit unread on a shelf.
respect books, but don’t treat them as sacred (unless they are rare texts and all). life is messy, and if books are a part of your life, they might get messy. and that’s okay with me.
Libraries are using Vine to create clips that highlight new book and media acquisitions, advertise events, showcase makerspaces and 3D printers, and instruct patrons on library features. The moving images give these promotions a vibrancy that’s not feasible in text-heavy social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
i fell asleep at 8 pm last night, curled around my computer and a tub of hummus. i woke up at 4 am, burning up (because my room gets so hot, not because fever) with a high blood sugar (oh no sleep hummus eating). i read for an hour and fell back asleep and woke up with my alarm. realized i had a low blood sugar so i ate a granola bar and read some more. then i was late to work.
p. sure i have magical super powers that say “you can sleep for 11 hours but you will still have problems getting out of your bed on time”
So I know it’s not Tuesday, but my SLAIS colleagues and I are discovering more and more librarian birthdays in December all the time, and we’re wondering if it’s some kind of trend - are winter babies more likely to go into the information professions? Reblog with your birth month!
Guess what! It’s time (again) for DMV tumblarians to meet up and YOU’RE INVITED.
On SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, Jenny and I will be hanging out in Hampden (Baltimore), consuming beer (maybe tequila), talking about books, and waxing lyrical about tumblr. Here are some deets to help you join us:
WHO: As Kate likes to say, “You. Librarian & non-librarian tumblr friends alike.”
WHEN: I already said this, but I’ll say it again. Sunday, December 15 at 2pm
i played trivia and we wagered all our points on the bonus question and we lost BUT the bartender looked at our sheet (which i doodled all over) and he went “whoa” and also i am drunk and on okc which always ends well
Sometimes I write long, involved personal emtries with the intent to post them on tumblr. Inevitably, though, I’ll switch windows for too long at some point before I finish, and tumblr loses the post. Poof, into internet oblivion.
Thank you, tumblr, for reminding me that this is not Live Journal, and no one cares. Not even you.