Libraries Are For Everyone: Yapese

Libraries Are For Everyone: Yapese

Back in September of last year, I was sent three translations from Jennifer, an elementary school librarian in Washington. Two parents of students, and one student had provided new translations of #LAFE for me. This Yapese translation was provided by Jacklyn Famaw. Thank you, both Jennifer and Jacklyn, for both the translation and your patience…

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

This is the second part of my series of signage in the library. I only feel slightly sorry if you just punched your monitor because I used the word “signage.” The English language, despite decades of trying to pin it down, remains awesomely fluid. Anywho. (heh) In the first part of this series I discussed…

Redesign Sign Time

Redesign Sign Time

While our library spaces are closed to the public, we have been busy completing tasks that have long been on our to-do lists. For me, one of those things has been updating our signs throughout the Children’s Library. After unintentionally letting some things stagnate between 5-8 years, it seems painfully obvious that I need to…

Libraries Are For Everyone: Ukrainian

Libraries Are For Everyone: Ukrainian

Here is Sebastián Alarcón’s final translation of #LAFE. I am so very grateful for his willingness to share, and his patience with me. I also have a variation on the translation from Angelina Kyian. Thank you, Sebastián and Angelina, for these translations!!! Sebastián’s Signs: Angelina’s Signs: I also have a set of Ukrainian-inspired designs to…

Mi  Máscara

Mi  Máscara

Claudia Depkin from Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library contacted me with a request: might I create a Spanish version of my My Mask Protects My Community designs? Why yes, yes I might. And did. In case you were wondering, I chose the mask colors based on South American countries’ flags. And I’m grateful for my…

Get Your Mask On

Get Your Mask On

One month ago, Angie Manfredi had brought RAYGUN to my attention in regards to good mask options. I highly recommend a local Iowa business, Raygun. Like with all of their products, they are made with NO sweatshop labor and, in fact, Union labor. Angie Manfredi Then, a few days ago, librarianmusings2017 suggested</a>&nbsp;that I should make…

#BlackLivesMatter at Libraries

#BlackLivesMatter at Libraries

If you missed my post featuring an explanation of why #BlackLivesMatter, then take a few minutes to give it a read. Please feel free to download, modify, and/or share any or all of these images. As always, you don’t need to credit me on these – and please don’t on the image itself since it…

For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration

Several years back, a white woman took me aside and explained to me the why of #BlackLivesMatter. It’s my hope to reach out to my regular readers, as well as to anyone else who cringes when hearing the reply of “all lives matter,” but isn’t sure why. Simply put, let’s take #BlackLivesMatter and apply it…

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

It’s been years since I wrote about Punk Rock Book Jockeys, and I still love that title and the movement that it began. The only down side to it is that it really hasn’t done anything to change the public’s understanding of what a librarian is or should be. To the majority of people, it’s…