The Contrary Librarian

Hello, I'm a baby librarian. This is the Tumblr with fun stuff that corresponds to my words blog, Contrary Librarian.

@libraryjamie

Aug 19
rjmakes:

mildhorror:

I love you, Seattle Public Library. #spl #seattlepubliclibrary

Except they should probably have credited Orca Books…

rjmakes:

mildhorror:

I love you, Seattle Public Library. #spl #seattlepubliclibrary

Except they should probably have credited Orca Books



Aug 18

funambulizm:

For whatever reason I’m feeling really bitter, right at this current moment, about the fact that my library school offers next to nothing by way of instructional design. With librarianship shifting more and more toward teaching more than one patron at a time about information literacy, it baffles me how SILS has not recognized the importance of providing students with a solid foundation in education theory and instruction best practices. I’m incredibly lucky in that my job basically doubles as a supplement to library school, with training in instruction and more included, but many of my classmates don’t get that same experience. It just infuriates me.

Tumblarians, do/did your MLS program provide any classes on instruction? What did you learn? What did you read? How useful were they? Inquiring minds must know.

Nope, nothing at all, and this is something I’ve raged about too.  Because I can’t teach.  I have no idea how to even begin to go about doing it, and as such I’ve doubted my choice in career path more than once.  

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)


Aug 15

Template for Preferred Name/Pronouns Letter to Teachers:

thespookyprofessor:

Dear Professor [name],

My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.

Sincerely,

~[Preferred name]

(via lauradoestheastro)


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)


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