As people who work with youth, we must continually examine our culture and engage with teens to break down these harmful stereotypes. One way to do this is through collection development. Whatever our personal bias, we must actively develop diverse collections, and seek and purchase titles with varying discussions about teenage sexuality How Librarians Can Help Fight the Culture of Slut-Shaming | School Library Journal (via karynlibrarian)

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Maybe our world doesn’t have magical owls that bring you invitations to go on adventures, but it does have libraries. — Andrew Slack – co-founder and Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance – in his keynote yesterday at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting (via thehpalliance)

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missrumphiusproject:

I’ve come to the conclusion that every librarian in the US has, at maximum, only two degrees of separation between themselves and every other librarian in the US.

It’s a little disconcerting.

heh heh heh heh

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Things the library staff wish they could get away with saying

  • Staff: Hi, can I help you with anything?
  • Patron: I want to check these out. *indicates giant pile of about 20 DVDs*
  • Staff: I'm sorry but you'd only be allowed to take 4 of those out at a time.
  • Patron: What?
  • Staff: Our policy only allows patrons to take out 4 DVDs per card at one time.
  • Patron: That's a stupid fucking policy.
  • Staff: And yet it exists, and was put into place for situations exactly like this one. Beautiful, isn't it?

A book had what I thought was a piece of tape stuck on it, but was actually a dried up contact lens.

asker

Anonymous asked: imagine a dragon who hoarded librarians and every so often knights come to rescue them and the librarians get very upset because the dragon is quiet and reshelves everything neatly and the knights are Very Annoying

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

can I just

Librarians and dragons?! YES PLEASE!!!

gnorcs:

guys omgf these are my pals and they made this for a media assignment and im fucking choking please watch it its so important 

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theoriginalspike:

georgemallory:

nothing will fuck you up as much as the realization that there’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE

As a librarian, fuck you.

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harperperennial:

unforgettabledetritus:

Let’s talk about libraries. Libraries! “Oh, hello, are you a person? Great, you’ve met our qualifications. Please enjoy unlimited borrowing of any number of any books. Do we not have the book you seek? Let us know and we will buy it so that you can read it. You will owe us nothing. Stay as long as you want.” Libraries are like pleasant, real-life morphine dreams.

Respect.

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