This round of Required Reading is dedicated to the place we at Powell’s Books call home: the great Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re from the area or you simply appreciate the region for its beauty, history, or temperament (or legendary bookstore), these titles will give you a more nuanced understanding of this peculiar corner of the U.S.
Click here to see the list!
librarean? Pick something from the list and I’ll read it in your honor.
omg if y’all could hear some of these ‘ethics’ discussion in class
"Davis-Kahl’s efforts have resulted in a robust collection of close to 9,400 original records from students, faculty, and the university; contributors to Digital Commons @ IWU retain copyright of their work but sign a nonexclusive licensing agreement. Since the site’s launch in late 2007, there have been nearly 1.2 million full-text downloads of work in 277 disciplines."
Shoutout to my alma mater! I have a paper on the Digital Commons and it’s an amazing initiative.
In a wonderful interview with Flavorwire, Helen Oyeyemi recommends Kseniya Melnik's SNOW IN MAY!
What have you been reading as of late? Anything great you’d suggest?
I just finished Kseniya Melnik’s Snow in May, and I recommend it; it’ll have you going around muttering: “brutal age, rough manner, nyet romantismy.”
Read the whole interview HERE and check out SNOW IN MAY which comes out May 13, 2014!
I won a copy of this on Goodreads and I’m so excited to start it this weekend!
Laura and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Library School Funk.
Today’s excellent question comes to us from funambulizm! Some of us have been posting or lurking in the tumblarian community for a while, but there are lots of newcomers thanks to webinars/conferences/tagging/libraries being awesome.
This raises a good question, because I have no idea how I got here. At some point I transitioned from reblogging quotes from the few blogs I followed to actually looking for them in #quotes #lit #books other tags. That’s where I found more library-focused blogs. I think I found thelifeguardlibrarian in the lit or books tag, but I can’t remember. It just snowballed from there.
How did you stumble across the tumblarians and the great library blogs on Tumblr?
Totally normal things I do while I wait for water to boil.