Library Jawn

This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry

Jul 30

jewishsanta:

when books make you cry like fuck you book you’re a stack of paper

(via analparade)


beouija:

I have a book! I’ve been working on it for a really long time. It’s a collection of short stories. It’s from Fantagraphics Books. It’s called How To Be Happy. I am very proud of it. I hope you will check it out!

beouija:

I have a book! I’ve been working on it for a really long time. It’s a collection of short stories. It’s from Fantagraphics Books. It’s called How To Be Happy. I am very proud of it. I hope you will check it out!


risarei:

finishing a series but still being attached to the story and its characters

image

(via xtinathegreat)


Jul 24

NOW HIRING: Social Media Intern

Santa Clara County Library District

http://www.sccl.org

1370 Dell Avenue

SCCLD Service Center

Campbell, CA 95008

JOB TITLE: Social Media Intern

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of current social media trends and practices

SEMESTER(S): Fall 2014

HOURS: To be determined by intern

PAID/UNPAID: Unpaid

We are looking for an innovative and fun social media intern extraordinaire to help our large public library system manage our social media platforms. The ideal social media intern will come to the table with ideas on how we can improve our existing social media presence and work with the Virtual Library Team to develop a two-year social media plan. The Social Media Intern will post to social media outlets on a regular basis and will work with the eResources Librarian and Virtual Library Manager to develop a system-wide workflow to manage social media. The Social Media Intern will also be expected to attend — virtually or in-person — the monthly Reader’s Advisory Committee meeting to seek input on how we can continue to infuse our brand (Reading) into our social media efforts.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume

CONTACT: Poliana Irizarry, eResources Librarian (that’s me!)

PHONE: 408-293-2326

EMAIL: social@sccl.org


Jul 20
gimpnelly:

frankenlincoln:

gimpnelly:

askmaridee:

I took a couple of hours out of my day to be on a panel for Young Author’s Day, an event put on by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. I was invited to join by John Lustig, who I feel very lucky to call my friend and mentor. We answered the usual questions about the writing process and how we broke into comics, but I was even more intrigued by the audience. Notice something about them?
Yeah. GIRLS. Very. Young. Girls.
So I asked THEM some questions. “How many of you read comics?”
All hands went up.
"How many of you want to make comics some day?"
Most of the hands went up.
Here’s where it really got interesting. “How many of you BUY comics?”
Only one hand raised. I asked her where she buys her comics. She said, “At the comic book store.”
"Do you have a comic book store you like going to?" I asked.
She hesitated. “It’s complicated.”
That’s 10 year-old speak for “I have to go there to get comics but the store makes me uncomfortable.” The rest of them read webcomics. None of them had heard of Comixology before, but they knew all about it by the time the panel was over. What comic would they like to see most? Minecraft. Only Steve needs to be a girl.
It was a fascinating experience, especially in the wake of this article detailing why girls in the 1980s (like me and one of the moms nodding eagerly in the audience) stopped buying comics for 20 years.
The future of comics is bright indeed.

This is absolutely wonderful.

The part where the girl says she feels uncomfortable in the comic shop she goes to upsets me.

Me too, Brian. That was the kind of experience I had literally 20 years ago when I went into my first shop. I didn’t go back into a shop for 8 years and only then because I was coaxed and accompanied. I hate that it’s STILL happening. 

This is why libraries need comic book collections. The shops aren’t safe spaces? Damn well sure the library is!

gimpnelly:

frankenlincoln:

gimpnelly:

askmaridee:

I took a couple of hours out of my day to be on a panel for Young Author’s Day, an event put on by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. I was invited to join by John Lustig, who I feel very lucky to call my friend and mentor. We answered the usual questions about the writing process and how we broke into comics, but I was even more intrigued by the audience. Notice something about them?

Yeah. GIRLS. Very. Young. Girls.

So I asked THEM some questions. “How many of you read comics?”

All hands went up.

"How many of you want to make comics some day?"

Most of the hands went up.

Here’s where it really got interesting. “How many of you BUY comics?”

Only one hand raised. I asked her where she buys her comics. She said, “At the comic book store.”

"Do you have a comic book store you like going to?" I asked.

She hesitated. “It’s complicated.”

That’s 10 year-old speak for “I have to go there to get comics but the store makes me uncomfortable.” The rest of them read webcomics. None of them had heard of Comixology before, but they knew all about it by the time the panel was over. What comic would they like to see most? Minecraft. Only Steve needs to be a girl.

It was a fascinating experience, especially in the wake of this article detailing why girls in the 1980s (like me and one of the moms nodding eagerly in the audience) stopped buying comics for 20 years.

The future of comics is bright indeed.

This is absolutely wonderful.

The part where the girl says she feels uncomfortable in the comic shop she goes to upsets me.

Me too, Brian. That was the kind of experience I had literally 20 years ago when I went into my first shop. I didn’t go back into a shop for 8 years and only then because I was coaxed and accompanied. I hate that it’s STILL happening. 

This is why libraries need comic book collections. The shops aren’t safe spaces? Damn well sure the library is!

(via 8bitstate)


Jul 19

beatonna:

sethasfishman:

Paperback redesign and also s’more cookies cause that’s how I feel about it.

Hey maybe you saw I did promo illustrations for The Well’s End a while back?  That was before it was released, and here it is with a brand new softcover, so keep a look out!  The reviews are all great, don’t take my word for it, just throw it on that summer reading list.


peterbruh:

landspeedrecord:

landspeedrecord:

yes

seriously so good

This is a zine I made almost a year ago. I was tryna make a second/better issue but everything just fell apart and now this version is going to be reprinted until I’m back to normal.

Tell All Your Friends.

(via brujacore)


the-fault-in-our-youtubers:

the internet summed up in one gif set

(via sperose)


When confronted with the diversity of human sexuality and gender, just shout “BIOLOGY” until the God of Science pats you on the head and says it’ll be ok.

(via pearlsnapbutton)


jennyandthelibrarians:

mooselane:

TELL YER FRIENDS

jennyandthelibrarians:

mooselane:

TELL YER FRIENDS