libraryjournal:

Should we call this the little red library schoolhouse?

A PRESCHOOL CLASS IN THE LIBRARY that sounds like the BEST THING

psycho—the-rapist:

Watership Down.Richard Adams.

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed."
the first in my favorite book list

psycho—the-rapist:

Watership Down.
Richard Adams.

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed."

the first in my favorite book list

girlwithalessonplan:

mrskaaay:

bloodpactgirlscout:

so the saddest shortest story is attributed to hemingway:

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

and this came to me at breakfast and i thought it was hilarious. 

I wear size 10. Mr. Kaaay wears size 15.

This is my future.

Bahahaha!

(via juliejurgens)

“Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.”
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…
silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…

silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…

(via diebrarian)

Q

meiznek asked:

Hiya! I just started an MLIS at the Syracuse iSchool and I was curious if you'd help me out with a signal boost? We all know how diverse what a librarian IS can be, so maybe the list is shorter if we think about what a librarian ISN'T? My group for a project has a larger dialogue going on Twitter using #thisisnotalibrarian for anyone who'd like to help out. Not trying to go negative at all- for example, a librarian isn't the collection, and a librarian isn't the keeper of an Ivory Tower. Thanks!

A

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Hi there—honestly, I’m not completely sure on what the project is but I’m  happy to send the boost…

There’s nothing a librarian isn’t. Librarians are everything. Librarians are vast and contain multitudes. You can call us Ishmael. We’re here in the best of times and the worst of times. When you get home, we’ll make sure your dinner is still hot. We are the alpha and the omega, the data and the metadata. We can’t stop, won’t stop, don’t know how to stop. We are the last train to Clarksville that takes you to funky town. We are you. We are legion. We are.

Q

penelopiad asked:

Hi. This may seem random but I was wondering if you (or if you knew someone) could help me with something. I am working on my MLIS degree and I am in a children's materials class. The assignment is to present on evaluating craft books for kids. I was wondering if you had any idea about where to find some sort of professional literature on this? Cheers.

A

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Hi. I know there must be some folks here who can help you out…

The evaluation process for a craft book is the same process you’d use for any other nonfiction title.

I don’t know what texts you’re using in class, but if you haven’t been made aware of From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books by Kathleen T. Horning, I’m surprised and shocked. Get that book, it’s the basics of evaluating children’s literature and there is a whole chapter on evaluating informational text, which is what a craft book is.

“This likably low-tech book also features a scene in which a pug has puppies inside a clothes dryer. Is that a young-adult or a grown-up moment? Ms. Rowell is talented enough to be uncategorizable. So “Landline” belongs to a genre of its very own.”

In Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Landline,’ Magic May Fix Things - NYTimes.com

soooo……puppies in dryers is the new benchmark for what makes a book “crossover” or “undefinable”? or what?