The Contrary Librarian

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

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Apr 15

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

I need one of those t-shirts in a ‘oh why isn’t there free shipping to the UK’ in a kind of way.


Mar 31

Mar 26
Found in a library book

Found in a library book


Mar 13

Mar 10
libraryjournal:

ebookfriendly:

Love that quote by Peter Golkin http://ebks.to/11FZvsb

Your Monday morning inspiration!

libraryjournal:

ebookfriendly:

Love that quote by Peter Golkin http://ebks.to/11FZvsb

Your Monday morning inspiration!


Mar 7

I wish I were a WHIZZ at classification.


Mar 3
livingwithdisability:

Wouldn’t it be good if everyone knew these signs? Can be printed off here http://www.british-sign.co.uk/bsl-british-sign-language/british-sign-language-bsl-greetings/
I wonder how many of these are international?

livingwithdisability:

Wouldn’t it be good if everyone knew these signs? Can be printed off here
http://www.british-sign.co.uk/bsl-british-sign-language/british-sign-language-bsl-greetings/

I wonder how many of these are international?


Mar 1
soloontherocks:

thinksquad:

Just in time for its first graduates, the University of the People, a tuition-free four-year-old online institution built to reach underserved students around the world, announced Thursday that it had received accreditation.
Now, with accreditation from the Distance Education and Training Council, a national accrediting group, Mr. Reshef said, the university will expand significantly. He expects to have 5,000 students by 2016.
The university currently has 700 students from 142 countries enrolled in its degree programs in business administration and computer science. About 30 percent are from Africa and 25 percent from the United States, most of whom were born outside the country. While the first graduating class is tiny, only seven students, it shows the broad reach of the university: One of the graduates is from Syria and another from Jordan.
Classes at the university are 10 weeks long, and have 20 to 30 students — often from as many different countries — who have weekly homework and quizzes. The university depends largely on volunteer labor. Mr. Reshef said some 3,000 professors have offered to volunteer, although so far the university has only been able to use about 100 of them.
Its deans are volunteers from New York University and Columbia.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/education/free-online-university-receives-accreditation-in-time-for-graduating-class-of-7.html?_r=1

wait
ACCREDITED?
DEGREE?
FOUR YEAR?
FREE?
ACCREDITED?

soloontherocks:

thinksquad:

Just in time for its first graduates, the University of the People, a tuition-free four-year-old online institution built to reach underserved students around the world, announced Thursday that it had received accreditation.

Now, with accreditation from the Distance Education and Training Council, a national accrediting group, Mr. Reshef said, the university will expand significantly. He expects to have 5,000 students by 2016.

The university currently has 700 students from 142 countries enrolled in its degree programs in business administration and computer science. About 30 percent are from Africa and 25 percent from the United States, most of whom were born outside the country. While the first graduating class is tiny, only seven students, it shows the broad reach of the university: One of the graduates is from Syria and another from Jordan.

Classes at the university are 10 weeks long, and have 20 to 30 students — often from as many different countries — who have weekly homework and quizzes. The university depends largely on volunteer labor. Mr. Reshef said some 3,000 professors have offered to volunteer, although so far the university has only been able to use about 100 of them.

Its deans are volunteers from New York University and Columbia.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/education/free-online-university-receives-accreditation-in-time-for-graduating-class-of-7.html?_r=1

wait

ACCREDITED?

DEGREE?

FOUR YEAR?

FREE?

ACCREDITED?

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Feb 27

I’ve been given some resources to make a display on various types of disability, which is a particular interest of mine, from both an academic and personal perspective. But there are SO MANY disabilities and I’ve been given one small table and one small noticeboard and it’s extremely difficult to represent all the disabilities in the information without reducing them to stereotypes which I know are harmful (e.g. I have an autism spectrum condition but wasn’t diagnosed till an adult because I understood autism as its stereotypes which I don’t fit so I missed out on vital support).  But I can do it!!!!


Feb 26

The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.

I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.

Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.

Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.

If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:

Become a feminist.

The Problem is Not the Books, Saundra Mitchell (via silverstags)

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