Library Jawn

This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry

Posts tagged libraryjawn

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 18

Jul 14
thinkanddiethinking:

Think and Die Thinking presents
S U M M E R   O F   D I S C O N T E N T
https://www.facebook.com/events/1433474760256234
S.O.D is an idea turned 3 month long event.
As an experiment in kick-starting some creativity and making space for people who might not always feel they get to be creative and also to document our experiences and recording our collective histories. Starting JUNE 21ST and ending SEPTEMBER 26TH you are invited to CREATE a zine OR zines over the period of the summer!
Zines content and style is completely up to you! PERSONAL WRITING, PHOTOS, COMICS, FOOD, HOW TO and everything in-between.All persons participating will receive a copy of all other participantszines at the end of summer! In order for this to work we need all people wanting to participate to ~SIGN UP~
Sign up to participate via THINKANDDIETHINKING@GMAIL.COM
In true Think and Die Thinking fashion, we will have an end of summer dance party event to celebrate what we ALL have done! ALL PERSONS are invited to this event even if you did not make a zine! It will be DONATION based so dont trip.
—-THERE WILL BE A FEW CHECK IN DATES—-
• June 21st FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
• July 21st Sign-up cut off day
• August 21st First check-in to make sure you are still on board.
• September 7th Zine turn in date 
•September 26th Zine Release Event: food, music, dancing
stay informed:
facebook.com/thinkanddiethinking
&
thinkanddiethinking.tumblr.com 


YESSS

thinkanddiethinking:

Think and Die Thinking presents

S U M M E R   O F   D I S C O N T E N T

https://www.facebook.com/events/1433474760256234

S.O.D is an idea turned 3 month long event.

As an experiment in kick-starting some creativity and making space for people who might not always feel they get to be creative and also to document our experiences and recording our collective histories. Starting JUNE 21ST and ending SEPTEMBER 26TH you are invited to
CREATE a zine OR zines over the period of the summer!

Zines content and style is completely up to you! PERSONAL WRITING,
PHOTOS, COMICS, FOOD, HOW TO and everything in-between.
All persons participating will receive a copy of all other participants
zines at the end of summer! In order for this to work we need all people wanting to participate to ~SIGN UP~

Sign up to participate via THINKANDDIETHINKING@GMAIL.COM

In true Think and Die Thinking fashion, we will have an end of
summer dance party event to celebrate what we ALL have
done! ALL PERSONS are invited to this event even if you did not make a zine! It will be DONATION based so dont trip.

—-THERE WILL BE A FEW CHECK IN DATES—-

• June 21st FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

July 21st Sign-up cut off day

August 21st First check-in to make sure you are still on board.

September 7th Zine turn in date

September 26th Zine Release Event: food, music, dancing


stay informed:

facebook.com/thinkanddiethinking

&

thinkanddiethinking.tumblr.com
 

YESSS

Jul 13

Jul 9
ellenbee:

little kids write letters to the library’s gerbils, summer tween volunteers answer them



OMG

ellenbee:

little kids write letters to the library’s gerbils, summer tween volunteers answer them

OMG


Jul 2

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