thelifeguardlibrarian:

uuuggghhhjp:

Thanks to all who sent me stuff for inclusion in the zine. If you sent me something, and I didn’t respond to your email, I apologize. I’m terrible with email. But I got it.

I am including literally every single thing everyone has sent me, and there is still time to send me some more, or send me stuff you sat on and didn’t send yet!

The goal is still to launch at ALA Annual in Chicago (end of June). I wanted to have a prerelease party at the NJLA conference in early June but I gave up that dream because I’ll never get it done in time.

Another goal is also to distribute the zine in all major ebook formats on librariesmakeshithappen.com. That’s a domain I’ve owned for two years and never used.

Thanks to all that contributed. Y’all make it happen. The attached photo here is the centerfold drawn by @sketchlibrarian; she also sketched a really great picture of Juicy J for inclusion as well, which I’m going to put in next to his quote:

I was living in the hood, but I went to the library and I checked out music books. I just read that shit because I wanted to be in the music business. But I felt like, if I’m going to be in the music business, I got to know about the business. I knew I had talent; I was talented as fuck. I could DJ, I could make music, I could produce beats, I could rap. But I needed to know the business part. So I went to the library, checked out a bunch of books. Well I had my mom check me out books; I was young. I was 13. I had her check me out a bunch of books from the library and I just read almost like six or seven books. Then I would check the books back in, and I would check them back out for another two weeks just to read the same thing over and over again so I could understand it.

- JP

Hey hey morning friends! Get ready for this zine.

…and librariesmakeshithappen.com

Zine

librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 
librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 
librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 
librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 
librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 
librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 
librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 
librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 
It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 

librarylinknj:

sparkamovement:

COVERFLIP: what happens when you gender-swap book covers?

Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.

Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.

There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.

This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including: 

  1. It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
  2. It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter. 

urban-librarian:

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the cost is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” —Walter Cronkite
#books #libraries #librarynerd #librarylove #library #reading #booksarebetter #booklove #booknerd #bookworm #librarians #librarian #libraryschool

(via laura-in-libraryland)

historicalheroines:

 I’ve created these flyers for a school activist project where I bring more attention to the women in history that have been forgotten or ignored. This blog will be an extension of those flyers where I post longer biographies of these women and other bad-ass women like them. Too often women’s achievements have been pushed aside, either by others in their lives, or else by the historians who choose to ignore them. This tumblr is dedicated to celebrating them and bringing their achievements to light!
historicalheroines:

 I’ve created these flyers for a school activist project where I bring more attention to the women in history that have been forgotten or ignored. This blog will be an extension of those flyers where I post longer biographies of these women and other bad-ass women like them. Too often women’s achievements have been pushed aside, either by others in their lives, or else by the historians who choose to ignore them. This tumblr is dedicated to celebrating them and bringing their achievements to light!
historicalheroines:

 I’ve created these flyers for a school activist project where I bring more attention to the women in history that have been forgotten or ignored. This blog will be an extension of those flyers where I post longer biographies of these women and other bad-ass women like them. Too often women’s achievements have been pushed aside, either by others in their lives, or else by the historians who choose to ignore them. This tumblr is dedicated to celebrating them and bringing their achievements to light!
historicalheroines:

 I’ve created these flyers for a school activist project where I bring more attention to the women in history that have been forgotten or ignored. This blog will be an extension of those flyers where I post longer biographies of these women and other bad-ass women like them. Too often women’s achievements have been pushed aside, either by others in their lives, or else by the historians who choose to ignore them. This tumblr is dedicated to celebrating them and bringing their achievements to light!

historicalheroines:

 I’ve created these flyers for a school activist project where I bring more attention to the women in history that have been forgotten or ignored. This blog will be an extension of those flyers where I post longer biographies of these women and other bad-ass women like them. Too often women’s achievements have been pushed aside, either by others in their lives, or else by the historians who choose to ignore them. This tumblr is dedicated to celebrating them and bringing their achievements to light!

(via laura-in-libraryland)

Library display for April. I used recycled books as the tree bark. The books displayed are Young Adult earth/environmental related books.