Book Wit

I think if I have to read one more confession from an adult who reads YA books, I might have to stop reading the internet altogether. Besides the fact that often these stories are littered with poor language choices (“an addict comes clean” is more suited to someone who suffers from alcoholism than someone who enjoys reading a certain type of book), these stories are little more than navel-gazing hit generators. Sure it feels nice to be validated that you’re not the only adult who enjoys a YA novel, but you’re only revalidating things to yourself and others who already accept and love YA books. Those who don’t like YA won’t be convinced, no matter how many confessions of this variety exist. Just read the comments for proof.
- Articles and Studies I’d Love to Read About YA Lit (via bookriot)
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Ask Amy: Love

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New job! New job!

Starting in September, I will be the new Instructional Librarian at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA! Surely this is the best way to go back to high school.

I am so excited to be working with students and patrons again. While I’ve truly enjoyed doing collection development and advocating for libraries at EBSCO for the past year and a half, I miss putting stuff in people’s hands. I miss helping people solve their information puzzles, or at least putting them on the right path to a possible solution. The opportunity to do that again in a rigorous academic environment is a dream come true. It’s going to be enormously challenging. I know I’ve got a lot to learn. But I’m looking forward to it, and that’s always something I’ve aspired for in my career: I want a jobs that make me want to be challenged, that make me want to do better and think differently and more creatively. I want roles I can grow with. Is this one of those positions? I think it could be. I can’t wait to find out.

I hope this bit of good luck is infectious - happy-making jobs for everyone!

Laura in Libraryland: Digital Illiteracy Anonymous: Not all Millennials are online

discovertrail:

Hello, my name is Brittany. I am 25 years old with two degrees, and I have no idea how to use a hashtag.

Due to my age and education, everyone seems to think that I am super tech savvy and have no problem navigating social media and the online job search. Unfortunately,…

nationalbook:

Help us spread the word about Up All Night, our new online exhibition exploring the National Book Award Winners and Finalists in Young People’s Literature with this colorful downloadable flyer, available here.

I have stayed up way past my bedtime with so many of these books.

nationalbook:

Help us spread the word about Up All Night, our new online exhibition exploring the National Book Award Winners and Finalists in Young People’s Literature with this colorful downloadable flyer, available here.

I have stayed up way past my bedtime with so many of these books.

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For most of the human race, pretty much all of the lifespan of the human race, information was currency. Information was like gold. It was rare, it was hard to find, it was expensive. You could get your information, but you had to know where to go, you had to know what you were looking at, you had to know how to find your information. It was hard. And librarians were the key players in the battle for information, because they could go and get and bring back this golden nugget for you, the thing that you needed.

Over the last decade, which is less than a blink of an eye in the history of the human race, it’s all changed. And we’ve gone from a world in which there is too little information, in which information is scarce, to a world in which there is too much information, and most of it is untrue or irrelevant. You know, the world of the Internet is the world of information that is not actually so. It’s a world of information that just isn’t actually true, or if it is true, it’s not what you needed, or it doesn’t actually apply like that, or whatever. And you suddenly move into a world in which librarians fulfill this completely different function.

We’ve gone from looking at a desert, in which a librarian had to walk into the desert for you and come back with a lump of gold, to a forest, to this huge jungle in which what you want is one apple. And at that point, the librarian can walk into the jungle and come back with the apple. So I think from that point of view, the time of librarians, and the time of libraries—they definitely haven’t gone anywhere.


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[Neil Gaiman talks about his love of libraries.] (via watchhowisoar)

The affection is mutual.

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Tumblarians

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Through magic or otherwise, this list has been UPDATED. If I missed you you DIDN’T MISS THE CUT I JUST MISSED YOU I’M SLEEPY SORRY.

Drop me an ASK and I’ll add you. Resumes not required.

Check out all the new kids on the block! Dig it!

I’m officially a Tumblarian! And I have scores of new Tumblrs to discover and peruse and professionally moon over. Very proud to be a part of this community.

Thanks, Kate!

 
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