americanlibraryassoc:

americanlibraryassoc:

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.
INFO:
Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.
Nominations will run through Sept. 12.
Nominate a Public Librarian
Nominate a School Librarian
Nominate a College, Community College, or University Librarian
REQUIREMENTS:
Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.
Sign up here to be notified about future I Love My Librarian Award activity.

Nominations are still open until September 12!!! :)

americanlibraryassoc:

americanlibraryassoc:

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

INFO:

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.

Nominations will run through Sept. 12.

Nominate a Public Librarian

Nominate a School Librarian

Nominate a College, Community College, or University Librarian

REQUIREMENTS:

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

Sign up here to be notified about future I Love My Librarian Award activity.

Nominations are still open until September 12!!! :)


library-lessons:

-via The Sexy Librarian

I see what you did there.

library-lessons:

-via The Sexy Librarian

I see what you did there.

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)



ebookfriendly:

Reading nook

ebookfriendly:

Reading nook



onestarbookreview:

“Not enough violence for me in this novel.”

Made me laugh out loud.

onestarbookreview:

Not enough violence for me in this novel.”


Made me laugh out loud.



folksterlibrarian:

SO using this in my info literacy EVERYTHING this Fall.

folksterlibrarian:

SO using this in my info literacy EVERYTHING this Fall.



Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.

marriedtotheseacomics:

Book burning. From Married To The Sea.

Makes me laugh every time.

marriedtotheseacomics:

Book burning. From Married To The Sea.

Makes me laugh every time.


Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Frederick Douglass (via quotes-shape-us)

(via thelibrarybug)


WHEN “THAT ONE” PATRON ENTERS THE LIBRARY