[NEW] Eastman House (Museum of Photography and Film)
[NEW] High Line Art
[NEW] Kunsthal (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
[NEW] Metamuseum (13 Museums Contributing)
[NEW] The National WWII Museum’s Greatest Generation
Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France)
Happy International Museum Day! Check out these excellent museums right in your Tumblr dashboard.
98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well known fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.
there’s still good in this world
— T.S. Eliot (via yourathenaeum)
Is Tuesday too early to start planning your Friday happy hour? We don’t think so, especially since tickets to our After Hours events tend to sell out. You are cordially invited to join us at the Ca…
It’s a new version of library outreach, a la happy hour.
Prototype Real / Digital Info Interface System
Using projection and gestures to create interactive relationship with information - video embedded below:
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word.
“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”
Using this technology, information can be imported from a document as data, by selecting the necessary parts with your finger.
More at DigInfo here
RELATED: This is very similar to a concept developed in 1991 called ‘The Digital Desk’ [link]
Ginger Williams, “You don’t have to Do All the Things to be an awesome librarian” | Letters to a Young Librarian (via thepinakes)
I regularly attempt to Do All the Things, and yes. So much yes.
So I emailed my resume to a couple of libraries hiring in my area about a week ago. I fit the minimum qualifications, I think my resume is decent, etc, etc. I haven’t heard back from anyone yet, should I follow up? How do you follow up? Is it rude? Because if I were an employer I’d be like “well…
Have you sent off your resume to anyone for a review? I’d recommend doing that, and then contacting the libraries in order to provide an updated resume. That way, your follow-up is meaningful and the HR person or hiring librarian will be looking at your resume.
What positions are you applying for? Page or circ? Or something else?
Yesterday, author Maureen Johnson had a great idea. She tweeted “I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, “Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it…”
These images are so interesting and illuminating about how we gender books. It makes me realize my own bias (I would never, ever pick up Freedom if it had the girly cover).
Shew, this global librarian is once again domestic, and it is so, so nice.
Holed up in Atlanta for another day, before I head up to Memphis.
The CVS clerk complimented the Library’s film program while ringing up my box of tampons. When I was looking at apartments so many people said to...
one of our branches was weeding the children's section, and they were going to get rid of one the rattier copies of my favourite Bruce Coville book....
my dog tried so hard to get out the door and go to chemo with my parents this morning. now she keeps looking at me sadly.
Alright. I'm gonna brag here...
My students come in at lunch time to read, play educational games, and watch documentaries about endangered animals.