Book Adventures with the Quirky Librarian

“We Wear Babies On Our Backs Because Our Ancestors Wore Them Into Battle”
— officially my favourite article title I have ever seen, holy **** . (via bookoisseur)

(Source: pressxtodavid, via bookoisseur)

drwholvr:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever



pilots (◡‿◡✿) 
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always

Ladies!

drwholvr:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

girl pilots (◕◕✿)

girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always

Ladies!

(via zohbugg)

Do you feel it?

I did really like this bit. 

(Source: peetahales, via doctorwho)

Concept art for Mary Poppins

(Source: mickeyandcompany, via bookoisseur)

*Tumblarian bat-signal*

scholardemic:

Working on what may turn into a fun little research project for class, looking for some info.

Does anyone out there know of any libraries that have digital comics in their collection? Specifically licensed content, such as you would access through ComiXology (looking at it as a parallel to e-books, and the issues relating to collection management).

Apologies if that’s incoherent, hit me up for more better wording.

Comics specifically or graphic novels? Because TumbleBooks does have a graphic section. If you can click through here’s our libraries collection.  

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

porthosmistress:

*Looks at the calendar*

"So that’s roughly 5 months until another The Musketeers episode."

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Try being an American. Boooooo….

(via themusketeersbbca)

Possibilities

I’m strongly considering applying for Librarian/University Librarian postings in England. Which is terrifying which leads me to believe that it truly is something I should pursue. All of the things which intimidate me are always the most rewarding ones.

I’m lacking the challenge in my life that drives me forward and I want to do so much. I’m just not sure RI can give it to me. 

Any advice fellow tumblarians?

shayera-librarian:

teachingliteracy:

(by wecouldgrowup2gether)

I love this store.

That looks like a place I’d like to find… 

shayera-librarian:

teachingliteracy:

(by wecouldgrowup2gether)

I love this store.

That looks like a place I’d like to find… 

halftheskymovement:

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Today is International Literacy Day! Literacy and education are a fundamental right, and they are essential for sustainable development. Literacy is crucial if we want to reduce poverty, improve maternal and child health, and achieve gender equality. 

UNESCO has been working to improve global literacy since 1946. To learn more about Literacy Day and their efforts, visit http://bit.ly/1drWcyw.

(via bookoisseur)

outofprintclothing:

Today is International Literacy Day.
16% of the world population is illiterate and 2/3 of the world’s illiterate adults are women. Source: UNESCO 

outofprintclothing:

Today is International Literacy Day.

16% of the world population is illiterate and 2/3 of the world’s illiterate adults are women. Source: UNESCO 

(via bookoisseur)

It’s International Literacy Day!

queryquagmire:

And as a publishing blog I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it. Head over to UNESCO’s website to learn more about why worldwide literacy is important and what you can do to help support the cause. 

Always support literacy! (especially early literacy, but I may be bias on that…)