Skipping ahead to ALA Annual in Chicago next month, here’s something you might want to add to your schedule if you’ve been intimidated by Tumblr. Library Journal book review editor Molly McArdle, Tumblr keeper Rachel Fershleiser, and librarians Erin Shea and Kate Tkacik will walk you confidently through the hows and whys. I will be there, as I am still learning Tumblarian-ese.
We are so excited to have a big discussion about this! Please join us!
Books are just about the Librarian’s most favorite thing in the entire world. Reading them can take you on exciting adventures in far-off lands, introduce you to new friends and cultures, and let you discover poetry, classic literature, science fiction and much more. (via LEGO.com Minifigures : Bios - Series 10 - Librarian)
OH MY GOOOOOOD.
Front desk at an unpopular museum.
Outreach/education at zoo, aquarium, or museum.
Salesperson in sofa or bed emporium.
Combination journalist/scuba instructor.
Oral history intake.
Skydiving instructor, stunt double, advice columnist, coffeehouse owner.
Thing 1) I submitted the boringest answer on this list.
Thing 2) ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN IS BACK ON TUMBLR AND ALL THE LITERARY PEASANTS REJOICE!
Tkacik’s upbeat, intellectually curious attitude comes across in her posts and attracts other librarians to her, says tumblarian Daniel Ransom, librarian for research and electronic resources at Holy Names University in Oakland. “She consciously set out to create a community, and, very quickly, she succeeded,” he says.
I love this woman. I love you Kate.
Could not be prouder of this hometown hero (where hometown = my Tumblr dash.)
Tumblr Patron Saint Rachel visited LJ today! This is the belly of the beast.
Oh man, the LJ book room. Miss you, Housing Works subbasement.
Thanks for having me, Molly, Etta, Ian, Willy, and everyone else at Library Journal doing great stuff for writers and readers and librarians and books. Much more to come…
New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean’s THE LIBRARY BOOK, a love letter to an endangered institution, exploring their history, their people, their meaning, and their future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world, told through the lens of the author’s quest to solve a crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out in 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying 400,000 books, and why?
I cannot WAIT for this book!
Your devoted tumblarian friends and advocates (myself included) want to talk about ALL THE TUMBLARIANS at the ALA Annual Conference this June in Chicago. Please click through above, log in to ALA Connect, and vote for our presentation.
And if you can, come hang out with us in the CHI. I suspect it’ll be a good time.
***UPDATE: Anyone can make an account with ALA Connect and log in to vote! DO IT!
Hey Everyone! Please, please vote for Tumblr at ALA! You don’t even have to be a librarian to do it - just a person who thinks Tumblr for libraries can be a good and helpful thing. Which, duh!
Well, hello, we’ve joined Tumblr!
We’ll be sharing content from across our academic publishing here at Oxford University Press. You’ll find our word of the day from dictionaries, quotations and misquotations from literature and life, snippets from our latest publications, podcasts on the lives of notable people and classic literature, some choice bits from the OUPblog, videos from our authors… the list is endless.
We’ll also be delving into the OUP archives to show you all sorts of interesting ephemera from OUP’s long history and give you an insight into life at OUP today.
Follow us on Tumblr, or find us on your other favourite social media, to be part of our community.
Super excited to welcome Oxford to our humble bookternet! Please give them a warm welcome, and help spread the word!