The Contrary Librarian

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Jul 28

Help Me Move Out Please

thelifeguardlibrarian:

asthedaysgobylifehappenss:

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My name is Fobazi, and I live in the great state of New Jersey, and I just finished graduated from Rutgers University. For the past two years, I have pursued a Masters in Library Science, and I recently got a full-time job.

But the job doesn’t start until after Labor Day. So my immediate need is for funds to move out of my house.

Right now I live with my mother. She makes home a very unsafe place for me to live. She is an extremely conservative Christian and a pastor and constantly derides my “choice” in sexuality. On top of that, she constantly takes all of my savings.

At this moment, I have less than $50 to my name because my mom found my hidden savings. My job doesn’t start until after labor day and I wasn’t able to work this summer due to immobility.

So with this, I am asking for the kindness of others to help me save up $2400 to pay the security deposit on an apartment.

All money donated will go towards a savings account I am setting aside explicitly to save for an apartment. Any extra funds past my goal will be put towards other necessities.

Any and all reblogs or signal boosts are super duper appreciated!

Hey team, one of our own needs a hand! Help out and spread the word as you’re able.

I don’t have the funds but reblogging for those who might.


Jun 22

Jun 19

Jun 18
weirdedout:

hotkeybooks:

So, you want to go YALC (the fabulous Young Adult Literature Convention in London on 12-13 July)?
Here is a guide to buying your ticket:
If you just want to attend for ONE DAY:
There are two tiers of ticket price – one for early bird entry from 9am (£15 per day), and another for standard entry from 11am (£8 per day). You can no longer buy the standard day ticket in advance so would have to buy on the door on the day – WARNING, there are big queues so if you want to attend the first event in YALC you might want to get there early. To buy the early bird ticket in advance go here for Saturday or here for Sunday.
If you want to attend for BOTH DAYS:
You can buy an early bird weekend ticket, which includes a preview evening on Friday and entry from 9am on both days here for £32. Standard entry weekend tickets are no longer available in advance but are £20 on the day and include Friday evening and entry from 11am on both days. Child tickets are available at concession prices for under 12s. There is no need to buy a separate YALC ticket, the Book Zone will simply be part of the main arena. My TOP TIP is to just buy early bird tickets in advance, because then you can relax safe in the knowledge that you can walk in when you arrive and won’t miss any action. You can’t buy tickets for the individual YALC events in advance – free tickets will be available on the day from the information point in the Book Zone.
Read the full post about YALC on our blog here.
We’ll see you there!

I’m doing a talk at this on the Sunday so you should come!

I have a ticket for Saturday and am totally bummed I’m gonna miss Isobel talk but still excited to attend!

weirdedout:

hotkeybooks:

So, you want to go YALC (the fabulous Young Adult Literature Convention in London on 12-13 July)?

Here is a guide to buying your ticket:

If you just want to attend for ONE DAY:

There are two tiers of ticket price – one for early bird entry from 9am (£15 per day), and another for standard entry from 11am (£8 per day). You can no longer buy the standard day ticket in advance so would have to buy on the door on the day – WARNING, there are big queues so if you want to attend the first event in YALC you might want to get there early. To buy the early bird ticket in advance go here for Saturday or here for Sunday.

If you want to attend for BOTH DAYS:

You can buy an early bird weekend ticket, which includes a preview evening on Friday and entry from 9am on both days here for £32. Standard entry weekend tickets are no longer available in advance but are £20 on the day and include Friday evening and entry from 11am on both days. Child tickets are available at concession prices for under 12s. There is no need to buy a separate YALC ticket, the Book Zone will simply be part of the main arena. My TOP TIP is to just buy early bird tickets in advance, because then you can relax safe in the knowledge that you can walk in when you arrive and won’t miss any action. You can’t buy tickets for the individual YALC events in advance – free tickets will be available on the day from the information point in the Book Zone.

Read the full post about YALC on our blog here.

We’ll see you there!

I’m doing a talk at this on the Sunday so you should come!

I have a ticket for Saturday and am totally bummed I’m gonna miss Isobel talk but still excited to attend!


Jun 15
Workin’ on a blog post about how John Green and Nerdfighteria facilitated my pathway into librarianship

Workin’ on a blog post about how John Green and Nerdfighteria facilitated my pathway into librarianship

(via edwardspoonhands)


Jun 12
“Read what you want.”

As librarians, we will never judge you.  We would never judge you.  We sideeye those who do.

In response to THAT article, and in solidarity with the sentiments over here (at the New Republic) and over here (with NSFW language, a bit, at Jezebel).

(via healthscireflib)

I don’t give a shit what you read!  Erotica?  I’ll get it for you.  Obscure manga?  OCLC to the rescue.  That one book with the blue cover and the thingy?  I will go down a black research hole for you and then I will put a hold on it.

LIBRARIANS HAVE NO SHAME.  WE DON’T CARE.

(via limberlibrarian)

(via libraryjournal)


May 28

thelifeguardlibrarian:

referencemixologist:

Patrons are always telling me they’ll repay my kindness with food.

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And never follow through.

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Don’t tell me you’ll bring me a pizza, or fried chicken wings, or homemade chocolate and then no do it.

Don’t play with my belly and emotions.

This is a daily challenge. Don’t say donuts if you don’t mean it.

What? We never get delicious promises like this.


May 22

May 16


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