Who else but the librarian is going to teach attribution and Creative Commons? Who else but the librarian is going to be able to filter through millions of research results, then curate and create a playlist of amazing resources in just a few minutes for the eager student? We are vital and we are valuable! Now let’s go out there, step up up our game, and spread the word!
Face it: most librarians are probably cooler than you. After all, their job is to wrangle books, attract readers, and then get the two together — one of our own favorite activities. Though for many years, the librarian stereotype was a severe old lady who couldn’t stand excessive noise, the mold has changed (to the extent that even the New York Times has noticed). Now, many librarians are punk-rock agents of social change, complete with tattoos, tech savvy, and new ideas to get books to the people.
You’ll probably find this useful at some point.
Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?
Reblogging because EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS) needs this in their life. -H
Everyone, share the impact libraries and librarians have had on your lives—ALL submissions are welcome and encouraged. Take a moment and tell your story!
myimaginarybrooklyn:Interactive 3D Gallery for the St Chad Gospels.
“I am delighted through my continued collaboration with Lichfield Cathedral to offer a 3D Gallery that includes sixteen interactive 3D images of the St Chad Gospels. It can be accessed here or through the drop-down list for the St Chad Gospels in the upper menu bar.
The 3D Gallery is set up to function as a workspace, allowing you to measure any feature on a page; create annotations (I have a sample annotation for page 5, the Chi-Rho); and generate a URL for the exact view in which you have manipulated a 3D image, enabling you to return easily to the position, send it to a colleague or friend, and/or use it as a citation.”
(Click link below.)
Big budgets and wide distribution aren’t enough on their own to sustain a magazine. Witness the demise of Holmes: The Magazine To Make It Right after less than two years of publication. Occasionally, it’s the low-budget, kitchen table–produced new periodicals that end up showing the most resiliency. An example of a past “best magazine of the year” published on a shoestring is hand-sewn Vintage, which against this reviewer’s expectations has published three issues and continues to thrive.