i always feel inclined to reblog this because it is literally the best hair flip in the history of hair flips
Because we could all use a little reminding sometimes. This is a wonderful visualization and narration of David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement address at Kenyon College, “This Is Water,” which is full of great advice about how to deal with the day to day grind.
Eleanor and Park hangin’ out.
I wanted to push myself to do something with a more thought out background. And since one my favorite things about E&P are all the details this seemed like a perfect opportunity.
Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document.
when your friend does a fandom reference at you and you don’t get it the first time
This is my life with @nfntrobin.
but mashed, they’re PURPLE??
AND WHEN SKINNED, WE SEE THE INSIDES ARE GREEN?????
WHAT THE EVERLIVING FUCK, BLUEBERRIES?!
It’s almost jam season and I can’t wait.
During the discussion period for my talk at ALA Midwinter, one of the people in attendance asked how many librarians in the audience still encounter opposition from parents, teachers, or school administrators in promoting and collecting comics. I was astounded to see the majority of the librarians in the audience raise their hands.
Despite comics’ increasing popularity and critical validation, librarians working with young people still face resistance. Sometimes, I realize, that resistance also comes from within our own profession. Even though we may not realize it, let alone admit it, we librarians bear our profession’s legacy of fearing comics.
Trust me: I’m not trying to make you feel bad and I’m not trying to belittle our often beleaguered profession. I know that if you’re reading this blog post, you’re open to—if not a proponent of—comics in classrooms and libraries. I’ve spent my lifetime reading comics, and for the past twenty years—first as a high school librarian, then as a doctoral student, and now as a professor—I’ve been thinking critically about comics. But in realizing how much resistance to and suspicion of comics still abounds, I want to share a few simple things I’ve learned about comics that may help you if you are one of the librarians still working to convince people that comics have value in libraries.
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