Library Jawn

This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry

Posts tagged Librarians

Dec 5

Nov 24
queenslibrary:

We are heartened by all who, in the face of losing so much after Sandy, have taken the time to return their books—in whatever condition, and just as equally moved by their eagerness to find something new to check out!

queenslibrary:

We are heartened by all who, in the face of losing so much after Sandy, have taken the time to return their books—in whatever condition, and just as equally moved by their eagerness to find something new to check out!


Clarifications in re Indian Tribe LCSH

libraryjournal:

morerobots:

gov-info:

For the record: 1. This is not the first appearance of Nation LCSH. 2. For those non-catalogers: “corporation” in cat-speak means “group” or “organization” (as used in MARC field 110), not “company.”

I mean, it’s still racism because despite having Nation LCSH, it was refusing to acknowledge Nations as their own Governments, which they are.

More discussion on the recent LoC catalog changes for Native tribes.


Nov 19

Nov 16

Oct 31
“Although the findings show some improvement in the diversity of the library workforce, we clearly have a long way to go,” stated Maureen Sullivan, ALA president. “To continue to serve the nation’s increasingly diverse communities, our libraries and the profession must reflect this diversity. We must continue to offer initiatives like ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program to recruit and educate librarians of color. We also must do the research necessary to discover effective ways to increase the numbers. This is a matter of urgency for all of us.”

American Library Association releases new data to update Diversity Counts report

ALA Press Release | American Library Association

(via sdiaz101)

I couldn’t agree more. I’ve spent a lot of time visiting libraries all over the country during the past few years, and I am often the only POC in a room full of librarians.

(via libraryjournal)


Oct 12

Sep 26
punkassbookjockey:

youtastelikenachos:

Am I being a feminist killjoy if I complain that even foursquare sexualizes my profession?


Kill it! I will hold your earrings! Got my Crown Royal bag right here!

Seriously, tiresome. I have worked in customer service jobs my entire life and have never received more unwanted comments or advances than I have when working in (public) libraries. Or comments about my appearance, for that matter. It’s like as a public servant, you’re there to take what Joe Public is dishing out. And I’m not even that cute, you guys! Fortunately I’ve never dealt with anyone who didn’t correct behavior when ignored or called on it, but I have seen situations escalate to awful for several coworkers, which makes this even more cringeworthy, if not outright infuriating.



Please! Let us wear our FEMINIST KILLJOY badges with pride.

punkassbookjockey:

youtastelikenachos:

Am I being a feminist killjoy if I complain that even foursquare sexualizes my profession?

Kill it! I will hold your earrings! Got my Crown Royal bag right here!

Seriously, tiresome. I have worked in customer service jobs my entire life and have never received more unwanted comments or advances than I have when working in (public) libraries. Or comments about my appearance, for that matter. It’s like as a public servant, you’re there to take what Joe Public is dishing out. And I’m not even that cute, you guys! Fortunately I’ve never dealt with anyone who didn’t correct behavior when ignored or called on it, but I have seen situations escalate to awful for several coworkers, which makes this even more cringeworthy, if not outright infuriating.

Please! Let us wear our FEMINIST KILLJOY badges with pride.

(via megzam-deactivated20130622)


Sep 20
“However it is true that we all like cats and mostly do not hate Wikipedia.” Jessamyn West | How Not to Write about Libraries: Some Guidelines for Reporters (via thepinakes)

Sep 12

There’s no gentle introduction to this, so I’ll get right to my point:

Librarians, this is a call to action.

Jenica Rogers, Attempting Elegance | Walking away from the American Chemical Society (via thepinakes)

(via libraryjournal)


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