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myimaginarybrooklyn:

Vintage 1960’s Library Poster.

myimaginarybrooklyn:

Vintage 1960’s Library Poster.

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uispeccoll:

Here is a sample from our collection of fine bindings that have been designed and executed by Bill Anthony, first conservator in Iowa’s Conservation Department! This 1898 copy of Andrew Lang’s Ballads and Lyrics of Old France has been bound in exposed, stained oak boards with white alum-tawed goatskin. [xfZ269.3 F55 A5 v.26]


Gorgeous

uispeccoll:

Here is a sample from our collection of fine bindings that have been designed and executed by Bill Anthony, first conservator in Iowa’s Conservation Department! This 1898 copy of Andrew Lang’s Ballads and Lyrics of Old France has been bound in exposed, stained oak boards with white alum-tawed goatskin. [xfZ269.3 F55 A5 v.26]

Gorgeous

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makeithappenday:

ALA at NYCC day 2!  Proudly partnering with and wearing a #weneeddiversebooks button for the entire con. Met 1,000,000 great teachers,  librarians, and library fans so far! Visit us at booth #1924!

I love to see librarians repping at non-library events!

makeithappenday:

ALA at NYCC day 2! Proudly partnering with and wearing a #weneeddiversebooks button for the entire con. Met 1,000,000 great teachers, librarians, and library fans so far! Visit us at booth #1924!

I love to see librarians repping at non-library events!

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makeithappenday:

In case you haven’t heard, I’m running for ALA President. I need a social media campaign intern. Tumblarians only. Qualifications:
enthusiasm,
willingness to stick it out at least from now until May 1st but preferably from now until the end of my term when I win,
I can’t pay yet but when if I can, I will.
Reminder: tumblarians only need to apply. apply to: jp@porcaro.info

Hey, that’s me!Vote for my friend JP, the best person I know and an inspirational leader.

makeithappenday:

In case you haven’t heard, I’m running for ALA President. I need a social media campaign intern. Tumblarians only. Qualifications:

  • enthusiasm,
  • willingness to stick it out at least from now until May 1st but preferably from now until the end of my term when I win,
  • I can’t pay yet but when if I can, I will.

Reminder: tumblarians only need to apply. apply to: jp@porcaro.info

Hey, that’s me!

Vote for my friend JP, the best person I know and an inspirational leader.

bookpatrol:

A beautiful bookshop in Brazil

The people of Brazil have something else to cheer about in addition the recent World Cup festivities. Check out the Livraria Cultura bookshop in São Paulo designed by Studio MK-27.

The goal was to create a bookshop that doubled as a meeting place and as these images attest they seem to have done a fine job. The open well-light floor plan allows for a comfortable shopping experience as well as encouraging customers to hang around and enjoy the space.

All photos by Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

More images and background at ArchDaily: Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27

(via bookporn)

"Whenever you’re going through a bad day just remember, your track record for getting through bad days, so far, is 100%; and that’s pretty damn good."

My amazing friend (via pain-is-temporary-keep-fighting)

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skunkbear:

It’s been a busy week in wolverine news!

Wolverine spotted in Utah for the first time in 35 years

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced the sighting last Wednesday. UDWR biologist Adam Brewerton had set up a camera trap (that same technique used to catch those pics of the adorable Pallas’s cat) baited with a roadkill deer. When he collected the camera he found images of a curious wolverine snuffling around the (by that time empty) trap.

Should wolverines be listed as a threatened species?

Back in February of 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that wolverines be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Here’s their logic:

  • Wolverines build their dens in deep snow to protect their young.
  • Climate change tends to melt snow.
  • Wolverines have a small but stable population now (~300 individuals) but in the future they will be in trouble.

But now a regional FWS director, biologist Noreen Walsh, has raised questions about the proposal. She says there’s not enough scientific evidence to accurately predict climate change’s effect on wolverines. She even mentioned the Utah sighting as anecdotal evidence that wolverines are expanding further into their historic range. Critics say she was swayed by political pressure from state agencies.  A final ruling from the FWS will be made by August 4th, so I’ll keep you posted.

"In Wolverine News" Issues: #1 #2 #3

Wolverines are great

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bibliophilebunny:

Within you’ll find humanity’s soul

bibliophilebunny:

Within you’ll find humanity’s soul

(Source: george-wilson.deviantart.com, via katiemariefunk)