"It’s National Library Week — like Shark Week but with cardigans."

my coworker in the University Archives. (via ex-tabulis)

That’s so beautiful. 

(via thatblondelibrarian)

"Why do some libraries insist on developing website content that is not being used? There’s no doubt it would be great if library users came to our sites to read book reviews, listen to podcasts, and calculate the value that the library delivers to them. We want to be a valuable resource. We want people to trust our opinions and rely on us for guidance. But just because this would be wonderful doesn’t mean it is going to happen."

kellymce:

assumenothingzine:

kellymce:

proveyrhuman:

kellymce:

papercutzinelibrary:

assumenothingzine:

Making these mini-zines! Just in time for my Saturday morning date with the copier.

who says bigger is better? mini zines ftw!

I want copies of this for the zine machine, dudes

WHAT IS THE ZINE MACHINE KELLY

It’s the zine vending machine in my library!!!!

Oh how I’ve admired the zine vending machine from afar… I can totally send you some if you tell me how!

HOORAY! You can send zines for the Zine Machine to:

Zine Machine
c/o Kelly McElroy
100 Main Library
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

  1. Camera: Photo Booth
"Hodor."
— Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!
This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!
Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.
-Laura H.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts. 
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!
This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!
Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.
-Laura H.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts. 
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!
This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!
Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.
-Laura H.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts. 
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!
This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!
Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.
-Laura H.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts. 
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!
This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!
Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.
-Laura H.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts. 
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!
This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!
Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.
-Laura H.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts.

uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!

This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig.  These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English.  Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!

Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig.  20th century.  Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.

-Laura H.

See all of our Miniature Monday posts.

boomeyer:

I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

Learning to code…

Oh wow! It looks like the book puppet from the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers! It’s not in Bookholm, though, but rather at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The sculpture, Terry Allen’s “Read Reader,” is located outside the student union.

Oh wow! It looks like the book puppet from the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers! It’s not in Bookholm, though, but rather at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The sculpture, Terry Allen’s “Read Reader,” is located outside the student union.

(Source: bookpatrol)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

March 27, 1912: The First Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Are Planted in the U.S.

On this day in 1912, the first two Japanese cherry blossom trees were successfully planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japanese Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees to demonstrate the growing relationship between the U.S. and Japan.

Every spring, Washington D.C. commemorates the initial planting through the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, the peak bloom is forecast for April 8-12.

As you wait for this year’s blooming period, treat yourself to this delicious spring recipe, a Raspberry, Pistachio, and Vanilla Semifreddo from PBS Food.

Image: Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. 2013

"The image of the sexy librarian reminds us that, regardless of their appearance or accomplishments, women are first and foremost sexual objects. And that’s pretty much business as usual for American masculinity."