September 17th, 2014
September 16th, 2014

thelifeguardlibrarian:

vintageanchorbooks:

HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books

My brain likes things like this.

Ever thought about reading a book (or series) and wondered how long it would take you? Well, wonder no more!

September 15th, 2014

Although many librarians may be understandably new to the topic of online surveillance, information professionals are not new to defending intellectual freedom and the right to read and voice dissenting opinions, as well as the rights of historically marginalized people who continue to be under the most surveillance.



Librarians are known for refusing requests from local law enforcement soliciting details on user browsing and borrowing records. The ALA has counted privacy among its core values since 1939, recognizing it as essential to free speech and intellectual freedom. And the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is a signatory on the Thirteen International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance. As Kade Crockford puts it, “Perhaps more than anyone in our society, librarians represent the values that make a democracy strong, intellectual freedom foremost among them.”

September 12th, 2014
library-lessons:

-via The Reading Room

We love this!

library-lessons:

-via The Reading Room

We love this!

September 11th, 2014

Word Woman’s Weekly Workout

Welcome to another astonishing episode of Word Woman’s Weekly Work-Out!  Did you know that insulin not only regulates the body’s blood sugar levels but also works in your brain to help promote memory?  Now you do!  Here’s a wholesome Word of the Week to enrich your vocabulary:

Timorous:    [adjective]

  1. Of a timid disposition :  fearful
  2. Expressing or suggesting timidity

“Timorous”, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timorous , 8/14/2014

Example:  Bruce’s dog barked ferociously at people passing by his house as long as they stayed on the other side of the fence.  If they actually entered his yard, however, his behavior became much more timorous.

                                     

September 9th, 2014
Reblogged from Library Advocates
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