Today at BEA! Molly McArdle from Library Journal, Erin Shea from Darien Library, Angela Montefinise from NYPL, Kate Tkacik, The Lifeguard Librarian, and li’l old me will spill all our Tumblr trade secrets for connecting readers and writers, promoting events, online readers advisory, community building, and more!
Room 1E09 at 1pm. See you soon!
So Victoria made this awesome awesome poster. And Choc O Pain (The newest and awesomest bakery in Jersey City. I’m addicted. It’s a problem.) is sponsoring bread to go with the delectables we’re making to sell at the show!
More to the point, that image is a public domain piece by Arthur Rackham. It’s about Midsummer, and it’s for a fairy playing a double bass, and another one playing percussion. Not quite marimba and cello but HOLY CRAP HOW DID I NOT FIND OUT ABOUT THIS THING YEARS AGO!
I saw a version of this when it was at Brooklyn Public Library because I am extremely predictable. It’s beautiful. Go to this one, even though it’s not at a library.
My golly-donuts, you don’t know how much I missed you! *hugs* all around!
So, maybe you’ve noticed that Annual Conference is looming on the horizon? Srsly!
So, we’ve changed our Tumblr clothes and we’re ready to start dishing about conference, and Chicago and shoes, and cats, and Tumblr, and fandoms, and OMG! - did you see this weekend’s episode of Doctor Who????!!!! That Oswin - she’s a pip!
So, sorry to have been away. I’m back at the keyboard now and I’m all freshly caffeinated and alert, so let’s get this Tumblog started!
The ALA Annual conference has an Official Tumblr! Which is pretty great, as me and some of my favorite Tumblarians will be all ovah that biz. See you there??
That moment when you fan-girl because one of your favorite libraries responded to your Tumblr post. ^.^
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!
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!
Here are a few photos from last night’s screening of the John & Hank Green Evening of Awesome livestream! The evening featured Fault in Our Stars cupcakes, trivia, friendly nerdfighters, and of course, seeing the main event itself. Which included many awesome surprise guests (there was a loud cheer when Neil Gaiman himself appeared on stage for a rapid fire Question Tuesday.)
Anyone who missed the performance or the livestream can watch the recorded event over at the Vlogbrothers channel here. Sadly, we can’t virtually share the cupcakes with you all.
Thanks to everyone who came and made the screening a delightful night out with fellow nerdfighters.
Awesome recap from The Public Library of Brookline! Anyone else have meetup pics from An Evening of Awesome?