Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just read.
— Neil Gaiman (via library-lessons)
Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.
From National Geographic.
THOU CANST NOT HAS CHEEZBURGER!
This is someone dying while having an MRI scan. Before you die, your brain releases tons and tons of endorphins that make you feel a range of emotions. Tragically beautiful.
Can never not reblog.
this is crazy. they say this is when ‘your life flashes before your eyes’
one of my favourite posts
holy fucking hell
oh so deep
isnt this someone turning into a zombie from the walking dead
^^^ lmfao yea it is
lmao it is.
Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show that there is a positive correlation between cuts to school library staff and lower reading scores, whereas states that gained school librarians saw an increase in reading scores.
Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.
— Patrick Ness (via ala-con)
how come it’s easier to find books for teens that feature vampires, werewolves, or robots than lgbtq characters
As a recent MLIS graduate, I’ve been diligently applying to LIS jobs. Invariably, I’ll be forced to select my gender on a form that only has two options. So I have to lie about a significant part of myself and be made invisible. Out of several…
Why do some libraries insist on developing website content that is not being used? There’s no doubt it would be great if library users came to our sites to read book reviews, listen to podcasts, and calculate the value that the library delivers to them. We want to be a valuable resource. We want people to trust our opinions and rely on us for guidance. But just because this would be wonderful doesn’t mean it is going to happen.
— Aaron Schmidt, Give them what they want: the user experience | LibraryJournal (via thepinakes)
Contemporary Art Week!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
There is a blog dedicated to archiving their work here.
I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them.
— Sara Eckel, This is Why You’re Still Single (It’s Not Why You Think) (via aprettypastiche)
When I say people want to see more diversity in stories, no, I really don’t mean different stories about straight white dudes. I really, really don’t mean that at all. This isn’t about types of stories being told. This is specifically about people. I’m not letting you make this about something else. You are not hijacking this message to make sure we’re still talking about straight white dudes.