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"Nerd" hobbies in the "professional" and "adult" world.

ghostprincess8:

Dear nerdy tumblarians and nerdy working professionals in general:

Do you find that you cannot express or be proud of your “nerdy” hobbies around your older or less nerdy co-workers? I am a proud nerd (or geek depending on your views). I play Magic the Gathering, love video games and anime, watch…

(Source: dimir-librarian-cait)

Lawmaker Wants Library to Lose Funding for Teaching 'Mexicans' English

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Help our work against this ballot action now.

In the past 24 hours we’ve raise $1,125 to support 8 new ads in Lafourche to reach 55k voters. Help spread the word to VOTE NO on Saturday.

I lost my book this weekend. Like routed around in my purse for a half hour, confused and afraid, trying to figure out where the book I only had 40 pages left to read in had gone.

(Spoiler alert: I left it at the bar, and my bartender friend confiscated it rather than leaving it for me to pick up the next morning)

Anywho, the outcome of this story is that I started rereading A Discovery of Witches, a lovely story of witch craft and European expanses, which features a LOT of wordporn about old books.

Then I remembered how much I loved People of the Book when I read it a few years ago, and I remembered that I really, really wanted to read some nonfiction on antiquarian books.

So. 

Tumblr.

Tell me what to read please!

[Kate] Tkacik has spearheaded the effort to connect libraries, librarians, and library supporters across Tumblr, all while maintaining a Tumblr blog that is as nerdy as it is unpretentious, as insistent (particularly on the importance of proper tagging, Jane Austen, and St. Bonaventure basketball) as it is welcoming.

[Daniel] Ransom calls the Tumblarian community a movement, one characterized by a sense of youthfulness (though Tumblr users come in all age groups), positivity, and fun. In fact, person after person brings up the community’s spirit of kindness and support as a defining characteristic. [Erin] Shea cites Tkacik’s leadership for setting the overall positive tone: “I am happy to say the Tumblarian community is jerk-free,” she says.

The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr

image

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

Kate was one of my very first Tumblr friends. She was maybe the third person I followed on this site. She’s incredible and an awesome advocate for her profession and library lovers everywhere. 

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

Geek and Sundry | Vote for Check Out a Classic & Rachael!

Starting now, you can vote for my vlog submission to Geek & Sundry for the next week! Please give it a look, and tell Felicia and her team how much you want to see me talk about classic books!

Also, tell your friends b/c I’m going to need lots of votes to make it to the next round.

A Librarian's Response to "What's a Library?"

librarylinknj:

Rita Meade’s response to Michael Rosenblum’s recent piece in the Huffington Post, “What’s a Library?”:

Honestly, I wouldn’t give articles like these a speck of my attention other than to roll my eyes IF the authors hadn’t been given a voice in a widely-read forum. As I have written in previous posts months ago about Terry Deary andTony Lee, it’s less about trying to change their minds and more about not letting those misconceptions of libraries to be sitting out there in the spotlight, unchallenged. It always has been and will always be my opinion that where there is ignorance, people need to counter it with knowledge. And, incidentally, libraries just happen to be great places to gain knowledge.

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

We’re hiring.

darienlibrary:

Attention! We’re hiring a System Administrator/Developer. Apply and this could be your future:

image

(I’m in the background. That’s you in the foreground).

This is my favorite job posting ever.

What do you call a librarian on Tumblr?

oupacademic:

There is nothing, it seems, that the Internet loves so much as … well, cats falling off draining boards, but second to that, it’s abbreviations. As technology and social media expand, and communities continue to grow across the Internet, so language and language use develop and adapt to cater to new situations. From Twitterati to netiquette, a whole raft of new words (often created from existing words) have sprung into being.

We recently asked you which word you would use to describe a librarian on Tumblr: offering the options tumblrian, tumblarian, and tumblrarian.

image

Lots of you responded, the clear forerunner being tumblarian. It’s a still a fair way off entering any Oxford dictionary (here’s our inclusion policy) but that obviously doesn’t prohibit us using it out and about on Tumblr.

And when TheCommonLibrarian reblogged us, adding ‘This is Tumblrilliant!’ (why, thank you very much) she handily gave us another example of the portmanteau word. For that is what Twitterati, netiquette, and tumblarian have in common, and it is a trend which is often seen across social media.

A ‘portmanteau word’ (or simply ‘portmanteau’) is ‘a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings’. Which is precisely what you were doing with ‘tumblarian’.

There are plenty of examples of portmanteaus in everyday use, most of which remain in the ‘slang’ or ‘informal’ categories. Frenemy, for example, (‘friend’ + ‘enemy’), fantabulous (‘fantastic’ + ‘fabulous’), and a word which has recently been added to Oxford Dictionaries; flexitarian, from ‘flexible’ and ‘vegetarian’. Some have entered wider, non-slang language use, though, from smog (‘smoke’ and ‘fog’) and vitamin (‘vital’ and ‘amine’) to Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge Universities).

As we said, the Internet loves a good abbreviation. It leaves more time for reblogging GIFs of sneezing pandas, you see. Many Internet-related words we take for granted started life as portmanteaus: blog, an abbreviation of ‘weblog’ (‘web’ + ‘log’), emoticon (‘emotion’ + ‘icon’) and even pixel (‘picture’ + ‘element’). As communities develop, so methods of identification evolve alongside. Those ‘in the know’ can refer, say, to the Twitterati (‘Twitter’ + ‘literati’) or their tweeps (‘Twitter’ + ‘peeps’, for people), in the same way that aficionados of Justin Bieber are Beliebers (‘Bieber’ + ‘believer’) and fans of, ahem, Barry Manilow are Fanilows (you probably don’t need that one explained).

More and more of these portmanteau words are likely to develop; some will catch on and others will be left behind. Eventually some are likely to join smog and Oxbridge in the Oxford Dictionaries. We can’t promise anything for the future of tumblarian, as far as the OED is concerned, but we’re glad that we’re a step closer to deciding quite what to call librarians on Tumblr.

Sometimes, it’s the small decisions which really matter.

An abridged version of this Oxford Words post.

Help for Literacy Non-Profits

thatwritererinoriordan:

If you have or know of someone who has an idea for a local (I believe this is limited to within the U.S.) literacy project that needs funding, follow this link to apply for a grant of up to $15,000. Applications are due April 5, 2013.

That’s the grant for non-profits; there’s also one for libraries with the same grant amount ($30,000 total awarded to two applicants) with the same deadline. 

The host organization is Better World Books, the bookstore/literacy project (U.S. and international) founded by Notre Dame grads. 

laughterkey:

darienlibrary:

patrondebris:

iworkatapubliclibrary:

On a public computer.

Helpful.

Ain’t calling you baby?

Libraries + Destiny’s Child = Love

laughterkey:

darienlibrary:

patrondebris:

iworkatapubliclibrary:

On a public computer.

Helpful.

Ain’t calling you baby?

Libraries + Destiny’s Child = Love

(via laughterkey)

shhh! no running in the library!: Today in reasons-why-libraries-and-archives-are-awesome news, I have a story to pass on that I just heard about.

thepinakes:

librarean:

One of my aunts is a sort of freelance historian and archivist who has spent the last several years of her life working primarily on her own to more fully document and record the history of a Native American tribe in our state. Over the years, this has meant…

"Nerd" hobbies in the "professional" and "adult" world.

ghostprincess8:

Dear nerdy tumblarians and nerdy working professionals in general:

Do you find that you cannot express or be proud of your “nerdy” hobbies around your older or less nerdy co-workers? I am a proud nerd (or geek depending on your views). I play Magic the Gathering, love video games and anime, watch…

(Source: dimir-librarian-cait)

Lawmaker Wants Library to Lose Funding for Teaching 'Mexicans' English

thelifeguardlibrarian:

Help our work against this ballot action now.

In the past 24 hours we’ve raise $1,125 to support 8 new ads in Lafourche to reach 55k voters. Help spread the word to VOTE NO on Saturday.

I lost my book this weekend. Like routed around in my purse for a half hour, confused and afraid, trying to figure out where the book I only had 40 pages left to read in had gone.

(Spoiler alert: I left it at the bar, and my bartender friend confiscated it rather than leaving it for me to pick up the next morning)

Anywho, the outcome of this story is that I started rereading A Discovery of Witches, a lovely story of witch craft and European expanses, which features a LOT of wordporn about old books.

Then I remembered how much I loved People of the Book when I read it a few years ago, and I remembered that I really, really wanted to read some nonfiction on antiquarian books.

So. 

Tumblr.

Tell me what to read please!

[Kate] Tkacik has spearheaded the effort to connect libraries, librarians, and library supporters across Tumblr, all while maintaining a Tumblr blog that is as nerdy as it is unpretentious, as insistent (particularly on the importance of proper tagging, Jane Austen, and St. Bonaventure basketball) as it is welcoming.

[Daniel] Ransom calls the Tumblarian community a movement, one characterized by a sense of youthfulness (though Tumblr users come in all age groups), positivity, and fun. In fact, person after person brings up the community’s spirit of kindness and support as a defining characteristic. [Erin] Shea cites Tkacik’s leadership for setting the overall positive tone: “I am happy to say the Tumblarian community is jerk-free,” she says.

The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr

image

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

Kate was one of my very first Tumblr friends. She was maybe the third person I followed on this site. She’s incredible and an awesome advocate for her profession and library lovers everywhere. 

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

Geek and Sundry | Vote for Check Out a Classic & Rachael!

Starting now, you can vote for my vlog submission to Geek & Sundry for the next week! Please give it a look, and tell Felicia and her team how much you want to see me talk about classic books!

Also, tell your friends b/c I’m going to need lots of votes to make it to the next round.

A Librarian's Response to "What's a Library?"

librarylinknj:

Rita Meade’s response to Michael Rosenblum’s recent piece in the Huffington Post, “What’s a Library?”:

Honestly, I wouldn’t give articles like these a speck of my attention other than to roll my eyes IF the authors hadn’t been given a voice in a widely-read forum. As I have written in previous posts months ago about Terry Deary andTony Lee, it’s less about trying to change their minds and more about not letting those misconceptions of libraries to be sitting out there in the spotlight, unchallenged. It always has been and will always be my opinion that where there is ignorance, people need to counter it with knowledge. And, incidentally, libraries just happen to be great places to gain knowledge.

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

We’re hiring.

darienlibrary:

Attention! We’re hiring a System Administrator/Developer. Apply and this could be your future:

image

(I’m in the background. That’s you in the foreground).

This is my favorite job posting ever.

What do you call a librarian on Tumblr?

oupacademic:

There is nothing, it seems, that the Internet loves so much as … well, cats falling off draining boards, but second to that, it’s abbreviations. As technology and social media expand, and communities continue to grow across the Internet, so language and language use develop and adapt to cater to new situations. From Twitterati to netiquette, a whole raft of new words (often created from existing words) have sprung into being.

We recently asked you which word you would use to describe a librarian on Tumblr: offering the options tumblrian, tumblarian, and tumblrarian.

image

Lots of you responded, the clear forerunner being tumblarian. It’s a still a fair way off entering any Oxford dictionary (here’s our inclusion policy) but that obviously doesn’t prohibit us using it out and about on Tumblr.

And when TheCommonLibrarian reblogged us, adding ‘This is Tumblrilliant!’ (why, thank you very much) she handily gave us another example of the portmanteau word. For that is what Twitterati, netiquette, and tumblarian have in common, and it is a trend which is often seen across social media.

A ‘portmanteau word’ (or simply ‘portmanteau’) is ‘a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings’. Which is precisely what you were doing with ‘tumblarian’.

There are plenty of examples of portmanteaus in everyday use, most of which remain in the ‘slang’ or ‘informal’ categories. Frenemy, for example, (‘friend’ + ‘enemy’), fantabulous (‘fantastic’ + ‘fabulous’), and a word which has recently been added to Oxford Dictionaries; flexitarian, from ‘flexible’ and ‘vegetarian’. Some have entered wider, non-slang language use, though, from smog (‘smoke’ and ‘fog’) and vitamin (‘vital’ and ‘amine’) to Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge Universities).

As we said, the Internet loves a good abbreviation. It leaves more time for reblogging GIFs of sneezing pandas, you see. Many Internet-related words we take for granted started life as portmanteaus: blog, an abbreviation of ‘weblog’ (‘web’ + ‘log’), emoticon (‘emotion’ + ‘icon’) and even pixel (‘picture’ + ‘element’). As communities develop, so methods of identification evolve alongside. Those ‘in the know’ can refer, say, to the Twitterati (‘Twitter’ + ‘literati’) or their tweeps (‘Twitter’ + ‘peeps’, for people), in the same way that aficionados of Justin Bieber are Beliebers (‘Bieber’ + ‘believer’) and fans of, ahem, Barry Manilow are Fanilows (you probably don’t need that one explained).

More and more of these portmanteau words are likely to develop; some will catch on and others will be left behind. Eventually some are likely to join smog and Oxbridge in the Oxford Dictionaries. We can’t promise anything for the future of tumblarian, as far as the OED is concerned, but we’re glad that we’re a step closer to deciding quite what to call librarians on Tumblr.

Sometimes, it’s the small decisions which really matter.

An abridged version of this Oxford Words post.

Help for Literacy Non-Profits

thatwritererinoriordan:

If you have or know of someone who has an idea for a local (I believe this is limited to within the U.S.) literacy project that needs funding, follow this link to apply for a grant of up to $15,000. Applications are due April 5, 2013.

That’s the grant for non-profits; there’s also one for libraries with the same grant amount ($30,000 total awarded to two applicants) with the same deadline. 

The host organization is Better World Books, the bookstore/literacy project (U.S. and international) founded by Notre Dame grads. 

laughterkey:

darienlibrary:

patrondebris:

iworkatapubliclibrary:

On a public computer.

Helpful.

Ain’t calling you baby?

Libraries + Destiny’s Child = Love

laughterkey:

darienlibrary:

patrondebris:

iworkatapubliclibrary:

On a public computer.

Helpful.

Ain’t calling you baby?

Libraries + Destiny’s Child = Love

(via laughterkey)

shhh! no running in the library!: Today in reasons-why-libraries-and-archives-are-awesome news, I have a story to pass on that I just heard about.

thepinakes:

librarean:

One of my aunts is a sort of freelance historian and archivist who has spent the last several years of her life working primarily on her own to more fully document and record the history of a Native American tribe in our state. Over the years, this has meant…

"

[Kate] Tkacik has spearheaded the effort to connect libraries, librarians, and library supporters across Tumblr, all while maintaining a Tumblr blog that is as nerdy as it is unpretentious, as insistent (particularly on the importance of proper tagging, Jane Austen, and St. Bonaventure basketball) as it is welcoming.

[Daniel] Ransom calls the Tumblarian community a movement, one characterized by a sense of youthfulness (though Tumblr users come in all age groups), positivity, and fun. In fact, person after person brings up the community’s spirit of kindness and support as a defining characteristic. [Erin] Shea cites Tkacik’s leadership for setting the overall positive tone: “I am happy to say the Tumblarian community is jerk-free,” she says.

"
We’re hiring.
What do you call a librarian on Tumblr?

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