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So, this is a thing that happens. A major publisher declined to sell books to our state library's consortium at the consortium level. This is a publisher with probably THE most popular adult fiction author. (1/x) #LibraryLife #EBooks #Books
They just... won't sell us their books. (2/x)
Individual libraries can still purchase their books and share them. But buying multiple copies is beyond the budget of many libraries. Meaning there will be gazillions of holds on their books and our state library can do nothing to help us fill them. (3/x)
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Due to the pandemic and whatnot you may not have visited your local public library in a while.

So come with me on a virtual library tour, courtesy of stock photography, to see what we do for a living... #librarytwitter
Libraries are of course information resource centres, but in many ways they are so much more. To get the best out of them you need to really know your way around the stacks.
The enquiries desk is normally your first stop in a library, and this is where you will meet The Angry Librarian! Why is she angry? Because you keep asking her stupid questions!
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The next #asalh2020 session I'll be tweeting is one close to my heart: "We Were There: Increasing Access to Black Women's Suffrage Histories" will include Shanee Y. Murain (@dpla), Sarah Tanner (Atlanta Univ Library), and Dana Chandler (Tuskegee Univ Archives).
Here we go! Aaisha Haykal from the College of Charleston is moderating. First up is Shanee Yvette Murrain from DPLA. #libraries #archives #critlib #librarylife #librarytwitter #asalh2020
Murrain: Describing work of @dpla - check out their website dp.la. Their new strategy includes an increased focus on historically underincluded communities. #ASALH2020
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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/

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Now, libraries are truly democratic spaces, designed to serve every segment of society in the same physical space. 3/ Image
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I was asked by a friend today about what I was doing the last few weeks as she could not understand how I was busy 8+ hours per day with the library closed. Here is a little run down of #librarylife as a #WFH #programminglibrarian /1
The first few days of closure were spent emailing dozens of people (performers, speakers, authors, publicists, community partners) to update them about the cancellation of programs that had been in the works for months. This was pretty depressing. /2
At the same time Senior Staff, of which I am a part, were making plans about how to pivot and make sure we could still serve our community. This meant investigating new software, services and figuring out the best ways to communicate with staff and community members.
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My library has no librarians of color. The supervisory chain in the library has no POCs and never has. Yet our student population becomes more diverse each semester. #LibraryLife
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I'm the only Latinx person working in my library and have been for years. I'm one of only 2 POCs employees and have been for years. In my 17 years of working in an academic library, I was often the only POC on staff. #LibraryLife
I can share that today we're adding another POC to the library staff and I'm so happy because he's Latinx and because I was on the hiring committee. Our top two candidates were POC so I was thrilled that whomever we chose, they would be a POC.
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Please read and sign this petition for OCLC to replace the "Illegal aliens" FAST heading change.org/p/oclc-researc… #librarylife
And let me help you understand why if you're still on the fence about it...
A friend and I were talking about the petition last week, and I said I wasn't planning on singing because the LoC had already settled this.
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Jan-Feb 2017 in #books so far. #booklovers #readers #librarylife Image
April 2017 in #books #reading Naepolitan book 4, going to be you and me in May 😍 Image
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