Megan E. Fischer

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming I am leaving this wonderful article here.  One of my favorite quotes is when he describes Fiction as “a gateway drug to reading”. He brings up the idea of there being “no bad books for children”  And “Information has value, and the right information […]

Singing in the Libraries

WARNING: This post may have been a bit disjointed, I am getting over a cold and am logged down from travel for weddings. There are lots of broadway references and personal tidbits. I still remember the first time I saw a broadway show. It wasn’t on broadway, it was at the Majestic Theater in San […]

Abandoned: Mark Twain Branch Detroit Public Library

Abandoned: Mark Twain Branch Detroit Public Library This makes me sad. As beautiful and haunting as the photos are, I wish they hadn’t been able to be taken. That is, I wish this library hadn’t been abandoned. A lovely sad pictorial. It would be amazing if it could be fixed up and restored. I am […]

Librarians in Comic Books

Read a fun article from I Love Librarians Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a … Librarian? Librarians in Comic Books I got a kick out of this. You see, I am a huge comic book fan. And a huge fan of comics being in the library. There is nothing I love more then seeing […]

Branding

When I attend ER&L 2013 this past spring I was lucky enough to get to sit in on a session held by Lisa Carlucci Thomas of DESIGN THINK DO  It was super keen to hear about branding in regards to libraries. The other librarians had some amazing ideas, and the whole session was really inspiring. […]

Deweyless Libraries Tumblr

Deweyless Libraries Tumblr A really cool tumblr that reports on libraries that are going Dewey free. Full of really cool articles, links and videos. I am really interested in what people around the country and even the world are doing when it comes to removing an outdated system that is directly involved in their entire organizational […]

Genre Based Organization

I recently started working in a unique archive setting and the more I learn there about how they organize things (whenever I am not basking in the joy of working for wonderful people doing amazing fun things) the more I think about what structures people use to catalogue and organize things in libraries. At Concordia where I work we use the […]