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I'm a tattooed librarian who is passionate about writing, collaging, information literacy, and libraries.

It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.

 Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via femininefreak)

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Jezebel Staff Goes After Gawker for Ignoring Sexist Comments and Rape GIFs

womenactionmedia:

Jezebel's problem speaks to a larger failure in the concept of moderation: In order for a horrific comment to be removed from public view, a staffer has to see it first. Just deleting a vile comment or an abusive account from the internet—which is how Twitter, for example, currently deals with its worst users—doesn't magically erase its effect on its target. Sexist harassment that occurs online isn’t any less tangible than words shouted on the street; as Jezebel’s staffers put it, “We’re here, we’re real, and we matter.” And the problem is compounded in an era when engaging with the masses is part of the online journalist’s job description. The typical advice doled out to female writers—”just don’t read the comments!”—is not a possibility at Gawker, where writers are required to participate in the community section of its publishing platform, Kinja, to interact with readers and find story ideas.”

bookishthingsblog:

How to Explain Amazon’s Kindle to Charles Dickens


As a student at Cardiff School of Art and Design, illustrator Rachel Walsh was asked to create a project that would explain something modern/internet-based to somebody who lived and died before 1900. 

Walsh’s innovative idea was to take a large book and create 40 miniature books from its pages in order to explain the kindle to Dickens. The covers are recreations from real books and include Dicken’s own novels, his favourite childhood books, and some of the artist’s own.

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It’s that time of year again! Course prep. Zombie Quarantine Board is ready to go! So far I have 11 confirmed instructional sessions…

It’s that time of year again! Course prep. Zombie Quarantine Board is ready to go! So far I have 11 confirmed instructional sessions…

cathylibrary:

Excited to visit the @peabodyessex makerspace

cathylibrary:

Excited to visit the @peabodyessex makerspace

SAGE Publications busts "peer review and citation ring," 60 papers retracted

Who knew that ‘peer-review rings’ were a thing? I mean, seriously, how are we supposed to teach the concept of ‘peer-review’ when this crap happens?

octoberland:

In case you were wondering, Salem has a really freaking awesome mayor. This is a very bold move on her part as this contract has been in place for MANY years.

octoberland:

In case you were wondering, Salem has a really freaking awesome mayor. This is a very bold move on her part as this contract has been in place for MANY years.