mad, bad, and dangerous to know: Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: What are you going to be when you grow up?
Going through some old school papers, I found some pretty great career aspirations of mine. Some careers I had in mind? Interior designer, florist, marine biologist (only if I could work at the Shedd Aquarium though), famous singer, gymnast…
When I was four I thought I could grow up to be a butterfly. I told someone this recently and they responded “And look! You did!!” :)
In the face of new technologies, libraries are adapting to a new reality. So how do they plan to continue engaging communities?
Okay, so most of this stuff Tumblarians already know, however, I thought this was interesting because it came from a non-library (albeit government technology, obvs related) source. It’s awesome that they’re echoing what we have been saying for years and to be part of the conversation. Now we just have to keep going!
Today I helped a family new to the United States get library cards. After giving them the rundown on what a library membership means, I showed the kids the children’s area. The mother told them they could each check out two books. The smallest child, a girl of seven, picked out two small board…
Never forget why we do this and why our job is important.
Guys! The Tumblr app for Windows phone is out! I’ve been checking for months and this morning I went to the app store and there it was! You know what this means: lots more posts from me and Jessica Alba. Yay!
A young boy came into the library.
Boy [with great enthusiasm, outside voice]: “I LOVE THE LIBRARY!”
Me: “I’m glad you love the library!”
Boy: “We come here every Wednesday. I’m gonna come in here every Wednesday until the day I die.”