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This is a real comment on our FB page in a thread about MFL book ban attempts.

We're calling dibs on branding "nefarious librarians" - stay tuned for the t-shirt order link.

#librariantwitter #librarians #EdTwitter #publiced #teachertwitter
we made a thing.
now you can order your own shirt:…
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NEW: #Librarians are under attack and we need to make a big stink between now and 10/4. Unless the US Copyright Office hears from enough of us, librarians will be fired and fined up to $30,000 for sharing resources copyright trolls don't like with patrons.…
Our friends at @library_futures have a great writeup on what's going on with the extremely problematic #CASEAct to make this even a thing.

We've made it easy to send in your comment and spread the word at……
"Increasingly, libraries are under attack from private sector interests that want to replace the library card with a credit card, and this harmful move to limit what resources people are allowed to learn about at their library is the latest dangerous step." - @LiaHolland
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Here is a list of publishers of books, including fiction and non-fiction, relevant for Librarians and teachers across primary and secondary. I'm including the publisher name, along with their website so that you can take a look at/download their catalogues ...
... and sign up for newsletters, along with the twitter handles where available so that you can follow them too. I've included as many of the major publishers as I can think of, along with a pretty good list of smaller and diverse presses. While mainly ...
... focussing on the UK market, there are some international publishers too. It will be by no means comprehensive, but may be a good place to begin discovering new texts and resources for your classroom, your library, and to inspire young people. Feel free to add any ...
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If you want to borrow a book, go to the library. But if you’ve been recently (even digitally), you know libraries are so much more than that.

They're a catch-all public resource, filling gaps in services and serving as a vital community and social infrastructure. 1/ Image
In its history, the library has gone from exclusive to democratic. The first libraries in the U.S. were created so that rich, white, male colonists could exchange books.

Boy, have they changed. 2/…
Now, libraries are truly democratic spaces, designed to serve every segment of society in the same physical space. 3/ Image
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1/ Please don't report your new anti-racist activities to your BIPOC colleagues for their approval. It is an additional emotional labor for us. You're going to make a mistake, so let it happen and be open to consequences and correction. Anti-racist work = vulnerability = courage.
2/ BIPOC colleagues have been doing anti-racist work for far longer, and that work has likely been (in)formally discounted for years. You already know what needs to be done. Go read what your colleagues have published and said. Do it.
3/Look at how long we've been talking about it (I know, because I went and gathered them, at least through 2009). GO SEE: You know what to do. Do it.
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Just got my ARC’s for THIS IS A SEAHORSE! (@AlbertWhitman, 2020) Since people seem curious about the process of making a picture book, I figured I'd write up a THREAD breaking down the choices I made when designing the first book in this series, THIS IS A SEA COW (2019).
First, a quick jump back in time to 2015 when I attended my first @SCBWI conference. @dsantat spoke about book design. “Form follows function.” It was a lesson that really resonated with me and I became determined to apply what I’d learned to the dummy I was working on.
That dummy would become my first published book, THIS IS A SEA COW (@AlbertWhitman, 2019).
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In the last day or two, I saw photos of the endpapers of Maillard and Martinez-Neal's FRY BREAD, that showed how some libraries have covered names of tribal nations when they put the scanning/cataloging sticker on the endpapers. (1/)
I suppose that problem comes up a lot. What are options some of you have come up with, so that important information on endpapers does not get covered up? (2/2) #Librarians
3. I'll add replies to the thread. To make them fit, I'll need to edit them a bit.

The good news is that there are alternatives to covering up information on endpapers!
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#librarytwitter in philly: I’m unable to attend #alamw20 and have an opportunity to give my registration to someone else. If you’re someone who would like to go, plz dm me. Queer, early career, librarians of color plz reach out to me! I don’t want it to go to waste!
@BC_ALA @ala_apala @reformanational @GLBTRT @edrabinski @kellymce @ACRL_RIG @NoetheMatt In Philly or around Philly? If you can get there and want to go and otherwise wouldn't have been able to, please let me know.
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The end of another semester of engaging students with @WikiEducation at @MissouriSandT @sandtcasb in #HistSCI means another tweet thread about this super fun project.
49 students, 32 articles, 40K words added, +285K views so far. I love their work! Take a look!
I'm going to group them. First group-- #WomenInSTEM #WomeninHistory
Students found that, uh oh, it's HARD to find reliable sources on women in science! This didn't stop them, though. They pushed through and learned some new research skills.… is 1 product.
Tycho's sister,… was another article that needed work. The women who worked on this one had to find all sources on Tycho then sift through for the 2-3 pages about Sophia. Thank goodness for good #librarians at S&T who were patient and helpful!
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Dear Bookworm,

To get a CIA Library card, you’ll need a security clearance.

It might look like a modern public #library, but among the books you’ll find volumes most Americans will never see. The literature of secrets

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Our collection is mostly unclassified, with 100,000+ print materials & access to 200+ online databases.

We also have maps, language resources, & movies. (Yep, we even have a DVD collection that includes spy movies & documentaries).

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The stuff you likely won't find in your local library:

Denial & Deception Collection: materials on magic, lying & even methods used by catchers & pitchers to communicate during #baseball games

Historical Intel Collection: 25K+ materials on intel profession

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This semester in my Arts of Islam survey, I decided to scrap the research paper and have students collaborate to re-write @Wikipedia articles. It ended up better than I could have imagined & transformed how I think about teaching #StudentsOfIslamicArt #IslamicArt #MedievalTwitter
I was hesitant about shaking up a popular class that had worked well for years, but one statistic finally convinced me: 90% of Wikipedia articles are written by men - and largely by men from Euro-American contexts.…
The oft-maligned #Wikipedia is the now the world's most frequently-consulted source of information & fifth-most visited website. Because anyone can be an editor, it's on us to make it the best resource it can be. If you think Wikipedia is bad, look in the mirror. Wikipedia is us.
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Arguments that #libraries are beneficial really don't have anything to do with the #consent argument against #taxation, so they are really quite uninteresting, and not at all even an argumentative response to the good professor. That being said, it's important to understand…
#Libraries are terribly underfunded, when they should be a top priority for civic spending. It is not inconsistent to be pro library funding and con taxation, if you argue for a #noncoercive yet still #compulsory financing source, i.e. Just Rent #LVT. Most libraries cannot…
accept donated books, because they simply cannot afford the staff and infrastructure required to preserve and maintain an ever-growing stock of physical texts. #Libraries must therefore concentrate on what items #librarians deem important or popular in their community. …
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The closures that @Rachael_Swindon highlights should also been seen in the context of government policy. She is completely right that this is how the Tories are reducing #socialmobility but it is also how they are reducing access to other vital services for the most vulnerable.
It has long been government policy (in common with other countries) that people should access government services online. Other countries recognise that there is a need to keep other options open to protect the most vulnerable. The UK government took a different approach.
The UK government decided to tell people who had difficulty accessing #digital services that they should go to the #library where staff would help them. They then gave no funding for the training of library staff or for their time or for the equipment needed.

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