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Your daily reminder that librarianship has always been political.

Since there’s another “librarians! they’re usually so quiet! but suddenly politics!” article making the rounds, this seems necessary. And because I’m a librarian, I’ve got evidence.

Our archives are full of stories that attest to our active, often-radical past. I’ve previously highlighted several individuals who could have been your grandmother’s radical librarian; here are some additional efforts:

A statewide effort to create libraries in Wyoming counted among its aims universal education for children, and extended education for adults; moral reform through temperance; and the basic belief that every resident of a democratic society deserves access to books.

Dorothy Burnett Porter Wesley “authored many works and compiled many bibliographies that document and anthologize a legacy of African American literature and writing. She was known for finding and discovering previously unknown materials, often by collecting bags of items from community members.” She developed one of the country’s strongest research collections about people of African descent.

At the 1974 ALA Preconference on Women, librarians including Diane Gordon Kadanoff “crafted [resolutions that] established an activist climate for female librarians and set the stage for subsequent changes to the face of the Association and the profession. Eight resolutions to combat sexism and discrimination against women within ALA and in libraries were written at the preconference and submitted at Council and Membership meetings during the ALA Annual Conference in New York City a few days later.”

Pura Belpré’s “commitment and advocacy to bridge her Puerto Rican community to the library, and vice versa, showcases the roots of critical children’s librarianship and inclusion, and not assimilation, of marginalized voices into the field.”

”When the Nazis began isolating Jews into ghettos, [Dina] Abramowicz served as a librarian in the ghetto library. Abramowicz escaped from a work camp and was active in the Jewish resistance before she made her way to New York.”

When Clara Stanton Jones was appointed director of Detroit Public Library, “[t]wo library board members quit in protest but she was supported by the United Auto Workers and a coalition of progressive businessmen. Her legacy with DPL was the delivering of services to nontraditional library users.”

Library Hashtags

I could not find a complete list so I have tried to compile one myself. Have I missed some you use? Please let me know and I will add it here.

Thanks to all for helping me compile this list.

#1Lib1Ref
#adventuresinweeding
#alaacxx (ALA Annual Conference)
#ALAleftbehind
#alamwxx (ALA Annual Midwinter Conference)
#alattjobs
#alayma (“ALA Youth Media Awards” ALA celebrations: January)
#alctsce
#alscchat (monthly Twitter chat, Thursdays, 9:00-10PM EST)
#amreading
#‎ANMIGchat‬ (monthly Twitter chat, Tuesdays, 3:00-4PM EST)
#askalibrarian
#atthelibrary
#auslibchat  (monthly Twitter chat, first Tuesdays, 9PM local time Australia)
#badlibrarian
#BannedBooksWeek (ALA celebrations: September)
#becauseofreading
#behindthescenes
#bibliophile
#bookclub
#bookish
#bookishhumor
#bookface
#bookfacefriday
#booklr
#books
#bookshelfie
#bookstagram
#catalogerlife
#catalogerproblems
#cataloging
#catalogingproblems
#CBWxx (”Children’s Book Week” ALA celebrations: May)
#chooseprivacy (”Choose Privacy Week” ALA celebrations: May)
#collectiondevelopment
#critcat
#critlib (bi-weekly Twitter chat, every other Mondays /Tuesdays, 2PM/9PM EST)
#currentlyreading
#datalibs
#dayoffacts
#deadstaplers
#diversathon
#diversebooks
#eBooks
#edchat (weekly Twitter chat, Tuesdays, 12:00-1PM & 7:00-8PM EST)
#edtechchat (weekly Twitter chat, Mondays, 8:00-9PM EST)
#epicreads
#fictionallibrarians
#fridayreads
#gayya (weekly Twitter chat, Wednesdays, 4:00-5PM EST)
#getOTL (”Get Outside the Lines” September)
#iamalibrarian
 #inaljchat (bi-weekly Twitter chat, Mondays, 9:00-10PM EST)
                **now #lisprochat (as of 2/8/16 inaljchat has been rebranded)

#infolit
#instabooks
#instaread
#interlibnet (monthly Twitter chat, Thursdays, 9:00-10PM AEDT)
#ISTELib
#justread
#kidlit
#kidlitchat (weekly Twitter chat, Tuesdays, 7:00-8PM CST)
#lesnjobs
#letmelibrarianthatforyou
#libchat (weekly Twitter chat, Tuesdays, 8:00-9:30PM EST)
#libfavesxx
#libpitch
#libleadgender
#librarianhumor
#librarianlife
#librarianproblems
#librarianshaming
#librarianship
#librarianshipstudies
#librarianstyle
#librarianwardrobe
#libraries
#librariesofinstagram
#librariesresist
#librariesrespond
#librariestransform
#library
#librarybooks
#librarycardsignup (ALA celebrations: September)
#librarycrafts
#librarydirectorlife
#librarydisplay
#libraryevents
#libraryhumor
#libraryjobs
#librarylife
#librarylove
#libraryofthefuture
#libraryproblems
#libraryprograms
#libraryquotes
#libtech
#libtechgender
#libtechwomen
#libUX
#libweb
#lisjobs
#lismentalheath
#lisprochat (bi-weekly Twitter chat, Mondays, 9:00-10PM EST)
                   **replaces #INALJchat as of 2/8/16
#litachat (monthly Twitter chat, last Fridays of month, 1:00-2PM EDT)
#litaux (monthly Twitter chat, Fridays, 2:00-3PM EST)
#litchat (bi-weekly Twitter chat, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00-5PM EST)
#makerspace
#mashcat (monthly Twitter chat, Thursdays, 4:00-5PM EST)
#medlibs (weekly Twitter chat, Thursdays, 9:00-10PM EST)
#MoneySmartWeek (ALA celebrations: April)
#NBD20xx (”National Bookmobile Day” ALA celebrations: April)
#newbooks
#nightlibrarian
#NFOLweek (”National Friends of Libraries Week” ALA celebrations: October)
#NLLDxx (”National Library Legislative Day” ALA celebrations: May)
#NLWxx (”National Library Week” ALA celebrations: April)
#NLWDxx (”National Library Workers Day” ALA celebrations: April)
#notmyALA
#otherdutiesassigned
#posttruthlib
#preswk (”Preservation Week” ALA celebrations: April)
#publibchat (monthly Twitter chat, Thursdays, 9:00-10PM EST)
#publiclibraries
#publiclibrary
#radlibchat (monthly Twitter chat, Tuesdays, 8:00-9PM BST)
#readadv
#Readathon20xx
#readerhumor
#readerproblems
#readers
#readersadvisory
#readersunite
#readingrecommendations
#referencelibrarian
#saturdaylibrarian
#sexylibrarian
#sundaylibrarian
#shelfie
#SLMxx (”School Library Month” ALA celebrations: April)
#staffpicks
#storytime
#summerreading
#sysliblife
#syslibproblems
#TBR (to be read)
#teamALA
#teenlibrarian
#teenprograms
#teenreads
#tlchat (monthly Twitter chat, second Mondays, 8:00-9PM EST)
#tlelem
#TRWxx (”Teen Read Week” ALA celebrations: October)
#TTWxx (”Teen Tech Week” ALA celebrations: March)
#tumblarian
#tweenreads
#uklibchat (monthly Twitter chat, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30PM UK local time)
#UXlibs
#weeding
#weekendreads
#weneeddiversebooks
#whatthelibrarianwore
#whereiread
#yalit
#yalitchat (weekly Twitter chat, Wednesdays, 9:00PM - 10:15PM EST)
#yaneedsmore

**NOTE: The xx in some hashtags is for the year,
 e.g. #NLWxx = #NLW16 for 2016 & changes to #NLW17 for 2017, & so on.
*FYI - Twitter chats may change.


~Hashtags for use with Teen Services Messages
(**List submitted by #YALSA 2/2/16)

GENERAL
#act4teens
#advocacy
#librarianproblems
#librarians
#library
#libraryjobs
#saturdaylibrarian
#SchoolLibraries
#schoollibrary
#teen
#teenlibrarian
#tlchat (teacher-librarian chat)
#tween

AFTERSCHOOL
#afterschool
#connectedlearning
#futureready
#hivebuzz
#learninglabs
#makesummer
#OST (out of school time)
#summerlearning
#expandedlearning

K -12 EDUCATION
#autism
#blackedu
#commoncore (state educ. standards)
#disabilities
#edbuzz
#eddata
#edchat
#ELL (English Language Learners)
#ESSA (Every Student Achieves Act)
#forteachers
#futureready (for college & career readiness)
#highschool
#latinoedu
#middleschool
#nativeedu
#nativeteens
#nativeyouth
#schools
#students

CONFERENCES
#alamwxx (midwinter)
#alaac20xx (annual)
#yalsaxx (YA services symposium)
@libconferences

CONTINUING ED.
#badges/digitalbadges/OpenBadges
#continuingeducation
#elearning
#microcredentials/ing
#profdev (professional development)
#toolkit
#webinar

DIVERSITY
#crossculturalcompetence
#culturalcompetence
#diversity
#interculturalcompetence
#race

TECH
#app
#badges
#cybersafety
#DIY
#edapps
#edtech
#gaming
#infolit (information literacy)
#makered
#makermonday
#makerspace
#openbadges
#STEM (science, tech, engineering & math)
#teachtheweb
#Techtalk
#webliteracy

YA LIT
#alayma (youth media awards)
#bestofyalit (for YALSA’s awards & lists)
#fridayreads
#gayYA (GLBTQ-friendly lit)
#literacy
#reading
#strugglingreaders
#titletalk
#teenreads
#tweenreads
#yalit (young adult literature)
#yalitchat
#yasaves

Spider-Man™ creator Stan Lee, Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

Stan Lee, known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry and whose co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Avengers ™, X-Men™, Iron Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, The Fantastic Four™ and  hundreds of others, will appear as an Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference from noon to 1 p.m. on  Saturday, June 28.

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Happy #TBT, graphic novel & comics librarians! 

This is Lynda Barry singing at the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant reception during this year’s ALA Annual Conference. 

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Are you going to the ALA annual conference next week? Visit us at the Diamond Book Pavillion and get these SLAP DRIVES - USB drives that are ALSO snap bracelets, chock full of graphic novel PDFs and handy dandy catalog!

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Awwwwww yeah

I bought my tickets to the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim and ordered a llama plushie online (which I will be customizing into something else ohoho secret). I’m going to see Chris Colfer this Saturday and hear him speak about the Land of Stories. I don’t know how these panel stuff work. Hopefully hopefully HOPEFULLY I’ll be able to talk to him in person and give him the plushie, but what if there’s no meet and greet? Can I just tell one of the panel organizers there that I have a present for Chris that I’d like for him to have? WHAT IF THEY DON’T LET ME THROUGH?

NERVOUS ANXIETY SOMEONE HELP ME *COUGH* TEEJ