Foxfire started as a class project at a Georgia high school in the ’60s, but soon became a magazine, then a book, and even a way of teaching about the region’s simple, self-sustaining way of life.
Source: The Foxfire Book Series That Preserved Appalachian Foodways : The Salt : NPR
To fund increases in defense spending and a border wall, Trump proposed cuts across departments
Source: Trump budget cuts: U.S. federal funding 2018 – Washington Post
The Gutenberg press could not have revolutionised how we communicate without the invention of paper.
Source: How the invention of paper changed the world – BBC News
NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley form. Members register for free and can request review copies or be invited to review by the publisher. DrWeb is a member, and I review books from publishers. As a retired librarian, it’s a great way to share new books and my views on them with my followers, other readers, etc.
Source: Check Out | NetGalley
After penning the script for Lion, Luke Davies was nominated for an Academy Award. He tells how he hones his craft.
Source: BBC – Culture – Inside the mind of an Oscar-nominated screenwriter
Now more than ever we need to ensure that what we do in our libraries is consistent with our professional values, especially those around access.
Source: Access and Resistance | American Libraries Magazine
Online educational resources related to John Muir. Part of the John Muir Exhibit. Thanks to The Scout Report for the link.
Source: Educational Resources – The John Muir Exhibit – Sierra Club
“In a political climate where truth is dismissed, it can be difficult to figure out where politics end and moral, or even professional, imperatives begin.”
Though some people may think the job involves more shushing than rallying, many librarians consider “making America read again” to be a radical political proposition.
Source: ‘Not Sitting Quietly Anymore’: How Librarians Are Fighting Trump | Broadly