Library Jawn

This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry

Sep 4

christinamcclendon:

How many times are we going to insult and alienate our colleagues like this?

How many more times will we sabotage our collective work?

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birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Hazel Newlevant’s “If This Be Sin”

Winner of the 2013 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant!

Hazel Newlevant’s ‘If This Be Sin’ is a collection of comics about queer women expressing themselves through music. It tells the stories of Gladys Bentley, the Harlem Renaissance blues singer and drag king, and Wendy and Lisa, the lesbian rockstars of Prince and the Revolution.

“Hazel Newlevant draws like a dream and weaves a mesmerizing story. ‘If This Be Sin’ is a stunning achievement.” 
—Alison Bechdel, author of ‘Fun Home’

“The stories are super sweet and hopeful, but also have a touching gloominess to them. I loved it!” 
—Ross Campbell, author of ‘Wet Moon’

8.25″ x 11″, 44 pages. $10
Full-color cover & interior, perfect bound.
An SPX 2014 debut.

*** This is the expanded book version, the mini comic version is out-of-print *** 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/if-this-be-sin-book/#sthash.YVUF7evu.dpuf


Aug 30
jennafreedman:

Disorientation Guide: Columbia 2014 by a coalition of student groups
I’ll add this to the Barnard Zine Library ASAP, since it makes an excellent reference for life and politics at Barnumbia, as the authors refer to Barnard and Columbia. These highlights from the table of contents say it all:
Da CoreColumbia: a Brief (Colonialist) HistoryUp Against the Wall, Motherfucker! The Columbia Student Strike of 1968Smiles and Lies: Tips for Dealing with Your AdministrationColumbia, Capitalism and YouBusiness as Usual: the Prison Industrial Complex and ColumbiaManhattanville Rises: Gentrification and ColumbiaRed Tape Won’t Cover up Rape: Sexual Assault and ColumbiaWomanhood and Women’s Colleges: the Trans* Reality at BarnardOn “Leaning In” and Corporate FeminismAdvice for First Years: Words of Wisdom from Proud ColorsThis dis guide is the product of a collaboration between political groups focusing on socialism, environmentalism, race, gender, labor, justice in Palestine, etc. The authors are aware of their Ivy privilege and address it in the introduction:

Being a dissenting student is a compromising position. While you are here protesting for humane treatment of workers on campus, you are still benefitting from Columbia’s abusive employment of that labor. … For many of us, however, this dissonance is a place from which to exercise our privilege to undo the systems that we object to, including the ones responsible for our privilege. It is better that we struggle for what is good, at the risk of being called hypocrites, than by supporting the far deeper hypocrisies that institutions like Columbia engage in everyday.

You can get a copy at any of the group’s events, listed on their Facebook page. They shared a digital master with me, so I can also get you a copy. 
Finished 8/30

jennafreedman:

Disorientation Guide: Columbia 2014 by a coalition of student groups

I’ll add this to the Barnard Zine Library ASAP, since it makes an excellent reference for life and politics at Barnumbia, as the authors refer to Barnard and Columbia. These highlights from the table of contents say it all:

Da Core
Columbia: a Brief (Colonialist) History
Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker! The Columbia Student Strike of 1968
Smiles and Lies: Tips for Dealing with Your Administration
Columbia, Capitalism and You
Business as Usual: the Prison Industrial Complex and Columbia
Manhattanville Rises: Gentrification and Columbia
Red Tape Won’t Cover up Rape: Sexual Assault and Columbia
Womanhood and Women’s Colleges: the Trans* Reality at Barnard
On “Leaning In” and Corporate Feminism
Advice for First Years: Words of Wisdom from Proud Colors

This dis guide is the product of a collaboration between political groups focusing on socialism, environmentalism, race, gender, labor, justice in Palestine, etc. The authors are aware of their Ivy privilege and address it in the introduction:

Being a dissenting student is a compromising position. While you are here protesting for humane treatment of workers on campus, you are still benefitting from Columbia’s abusive employment of that labor. … For many of us, however, this dissonance is a place from which to exercise our privilege to undo the systems that we object to, including the ones responsible for our privilege. It is better that we struggle for what is good, at the risk of being called hypocrites, than by supporting the far deeper hypocrisies that institutions like Columbia engage in everyday.

You can get a copy at any of the group’s events, listed on their Facebook page. They shared a digital master with me, so I can also get you a copy. 

Finished 8/30


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christel-thoughts:

When you see me show me your bachelors, show me your masters. That’s the best thing you can do for me, as my fan.

YAAAAASS NICKI. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS

i haven’t found the source video yet.

I love the way Nicki encourages people with education. I’ve seen her ask about report cards on Twitter and tell young people to bring their C’s up to B’s and B’s up to A’s. And this quote is too awesome. ❤

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gojikas:

Hi! I made this little guide thing because I’ve noticed throughout high school and college that students, including myself, with disabilities often have trouble with teachers that use PowerPoints. Many people do not know how to make an accessible PowerPoint.

Having an accessible PowerPoint benefits everyone! Not to mention, it is a right protected by (Federal and State) law that people with disabilities have accessibility to electronic documents. So please, after reading this little guide, I HIGHLY encourage you to do some research on how to make electronic documents accessible (especially if you are a teacher or college student). Accessible documents do not only apply to PowerPoint, but Word, Excel, and a countless number of other programs.

I want to mention one thing though: I broke a big rule that I didn’t include on my little guide. Try to keep eight or less lines of text per slide. Each line should have less than ten words. I broke this rule because Tumblr allows only 10 photos for photosets, so I couldn’t break the text up anymore. I’m really sorry. :(  Also, this is not a be-all and end-all guide! I seriously encourage you to look into making any and all documents more accessible (go on YouTube, there is a ton of great tutorials).

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