Library Advocates

ALA Washington Office

The American Library Association's Washington Office tumblr. We post about federal policies that affect libraries, including copyright, privacy and access. We also post about ebooks and, admittedly, the occasional library fluff.

Library Advocates

Aug 20

Aug 19
the-library-kat:

librarianinthebuff:

This little girl at the library wrote me this card. If I ever make it big in the library world and get an office to myself I’m framing this and putting this on my wall.

Notes like these are the best thing about being a librarian.

the-library-kat:

librarianinthebuff:

This little girl at the library wrote me this card. If I ever make it big in the library world and get an office to myself I’m framing this and putting this on my wall.

Notes like these are the best thing about being a librarian.


catagator:

These two pictures from the director of the Ferguson Public Library and the library’s instagram are also worth sharing. 


kathryn-eliza:

Showed Wall-E to my middle school Robotics class on Friday.  During the scene where we see the portraits of all the captains, one girl yelled out excitedly, “There’s a girl!” because one of the captains was a woman.

Representation matters.


Goodbye! (but also hellos)
As one of my colleagues asked me today about what would happen to our tumblr account after I’ve left, I realized I had not shared the news with our tumblr friends yet: I am leaving the American Library Association at the end of this month. My partner and I have decided to move to the West Coast and see whether we can put our film degrees to use.
The good news is that my colleagues, Jessica and Jazzy will take over and run libraryadvocates entirely once I’m gone. In fact, they’ve already started posting intermittently. So I hope you’ll keep following. They’ll keep up the good content (probably even better!) of gifs, fandom miscellany, and opportunities to advocate for libraries and the values they embody, of course (probably stuff I haven’t even listed too!).
I’ll miss you all and it’s been wonderful hearing from and interacting with the lot of you tumblarians,
Jacob

Goodbye! (but also hellos)

As one of my colleagues asked me today about what would happen to our tumblr account after I’ve left, I realized I had not shared the news with our tumblr friends yet: I am leaving the American Library Association at the end of this month. My partner and I have decided to move to the West Coast and see whether we can put our film degrees to use.

The good news is that my colleagues, Jessica and Jazzy will take over and run libraryadvocates entirely once I’m gone. In fact, they’ve already started posting intermittently. So I hope you’ll keep following. They’ll keep up the good content (probably even better!) of gifs, fandom miscellany, and opportunities to advocate for libraries and the values they embody, of course (probably stuff I haven’t even listed too!).

I’ll miss you all and it’s been wonderful hearing from and interacting with the lot of you tumblarians,

Jacob


infopls:

"The subject scope is intentionally broad, punk and related local music 1976-present, in order to capture a larger context and include well-know and lesser-known stories. In addition to bringing in donated archival collections, we are building a library of recorded music, at present focused on punk and related local music but to eventually expand to include other genres and time periods."
Yes, the D.C. Punk Archive is a thing!

infopls:

"The subject scope is intentionally broad, punk and related local music 1976-present, in order to capture a larger context and include well-know and lesser-known stories. In addition to bringing in donated archival collections, we are building a library of recorded music, at present focused on punk and related local music but to eventually expand to include other genres and time periods."

Yes, the D.C. Punk Archive is a thing!


Aug 18

Aug 14

Aug 13
byronegg:

Picture Imperfect
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Something for Teaching Tolerance magazine to accompany a story about how most children’s books and libraries lack a diverse perspective. AD Valerie Downes.

byronegg:

Picture Imperfect

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Something for Teaching Tolerance magazine to accompany a story about how most children’s books and libraries lack a diverse perspective. AD Valerie Downes.


“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” Alejandro Jodorowsky (via myimaginarybrooklyn)