1. Books are for use
2. Every reader
his their book
3. Every book its reader
4. Save the time of the reader
5. The library is a growing organism
-S.R. Ranganathan, 1931
Thought it was time that I saw this on Tumblr. More.
Like all librarians, they were wicked smart.
I’m 30 odd shows into a 60 show tour with my band, RVIVR. I would love to write this from the quiet zone of my house where I could really spend as long as I wanted thinking and revising exactly what I want to say, but I’m pissed so I’m drafting from the road…
This is about sexual assault. I’m…
Recognizing complexity. Thanks Erica.
how beautiful. star light cities.
10 Stunning Cityscapes Without Light Pollution
There are many advantages to city life, from conveniences like 24-hour delis and reliable public transportation to all of the culture that’s right at our fingertips. But there’s one thing that’s sadly missing from our lives — starry skies. In Thierry Cohen’s thought-provoking series Darkened Cities, we get to see what various cityscapes worldwide would look like minus all of the light pollution.
The Paris-based photographer’s work is very precise; the skies that he superimposes into his photos are taken from locations that are situated on the same latitude as the original cities, and shot at the same angle. The resulting images are beautiful. Click through to see what some of the world’s brightest cities look like when the lights are off and the stars come out to play.
- Hong Kong, China
- Los Angeles, California
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- São Paulo, Brazil
- San Francisco, California
- Tokyo, Japan
- Paris, France
- Manhattan, New York
- Ground Zero, New York
- Shanghai, China
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
I was raised by librarians. It’s like being raised by wolves, but wilder.
Dan Yashinsky, founder of the Toronto Festival of Storytelling, Toronto Globe and Mail,
May 21, 2012. (via geekedlibrarian
In early days, I tried not to give librarians any trouble, which was where I made my primary mistake. Librarians like to be given trouble; they exist for it, they are geared to it. For the location of a mislaid volume, an uncatalogued item, your good librarian has a ferret’s nose. Give her a scent and she jumps the leash, her eye bright with battle.
Catherine Drinke Bowen, “Salute to Librarians,” Chapter 9 of Adventures of a Biographer
(Boston: Little, Brown, 1959). (via geekedlibrarian
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
"As a writer of science fiction I was free to imagine new ways of thinking about people and power, free to maneuver my characters into situations that don’t exist…I’ve been told again and again that my characters aren’t "nice." I don’t doubt it. People who must violate their long-held beliefs are rarely pleasant. I don’t write about heroes; I write about people who survive and sometimes prevail."
- Octavia Butler quoted in Mixon, “Futurist Woman”