Wizarding Libraries

We all know Hogwarts has a library, but would there be public wizarding libraries? Godrick’s Hollow and other places were wizarding communities, would they have access to a public library? I feel like poorer wizards, like the Weasley family, would utilize this service if it were available. If so, are they hiring?

risachantag:

Because I still find Daleks strangely adorable for evil heartless killing machines. Which is your favourite?

A PATRON ADMITS THEIR REFERENCE QUESTION MAY BE DIFFICULT

librarianproblems:

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iworkatapubliclibrary:

Here is Danny Hanbery taking the I Work at a Public Library Cast of Characters contest up a notch by acting out four different library stories in one video! Sit back, relax, and watch the beauty unfold.

thepinakes:

"I use the term ‘platform’ for the library in the same way you’d refer to a software platform—a set of tools one can employ to perform neat tricks and accomplish specific tasks. The library has always performed this function in many ways—helping people get things done like start businesses, find jobs and of course discover great books. Technology makes it possible to expand our focus, and to help bring people of all stripes together to do great things."

- Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy for Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Public Library, in an interview with Pop City.

Librarians get little education in research design and then are told they must do research to keep their jobs. If we can barely find the time to do our scholarship, is it any wonder that we don’t have time to become good researchers?

Meredith Farkas

On tenure, after three years on the tenure track | Information wants to be free

(via thepinakes)

ughhh seriously

For all its faults, my MLIS was pretty good on research and research design.

I am taking a very intensive research methods course this semester which leads into the capstone in doing a massive research project.

(via thecommonlibrarian)

zachlilley:

demonman16:

listoflifehacks:

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Yeah the flavour stimulus ones are stupid, where in the world are you allowed to eat in a test.

Stay away from this motherfucker he thinks you eat gum ^

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

It’s often easy for us to slip into librarian jargon when explaining something to a student but sometimes the most effective way to increase their comprehension of a subject is to abandon the technical terminology. This does not mean talking down to them but, instead, reframe it in terms that better fit their own life experiences.

Orange is the new academia: How my experience as a prison librarian enriches my approach as an academic librarian (via healthscireflib)
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