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wrangling teenagers bankers philanthropists
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Rooftop scenes at #FCNYConnect

Rooftop scenes at #FCNYConnect

Rye Manhattan at Rye, Manhattan. #seewhatididthere (at Rye House)

Rye Manhattan at Rye, Manhattan. #seewhatididthere (at Rye House)

Anonymous asked: Kate, what stop is that? Where in Manhattan is that?

Hi?

Morning, Manhattan.

Morning, Manhattan.

Changemakers Come Alive!: A Social Sector Happy Hour- Eventbrite →

It’s true! I am in NY but I’m sadly unavailable. If you want to hang, register for the above or we can try to meet up after! x&ossss

Don’t you just love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.

Nora Ephron

NYC I AM IN YOU.

halftheskymovement:

Meet twelve women who have transformed the phrase “you play like a girl” into a huge compliment! Among them are Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old baseball pitcher who made history when she threw a complete-game shut out that led her team to the Little League World Series; Erin Dimeglio, the first varsity high school football quarterback in the state of Florida; and Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles in tennis.

Read more about these phenomenal women and others via Sports.Mic 

I need you on my couch.

Although many librarians may be understandably new to the topic of online surveillance, information professionals are not new to defending intellectual freedom and the right to read and voice dissenting opinions, as well as the rights of historically marginalized people who continue to be under the most surveillance.



Librarians are known for refusing requests from local law enforcement soliciting details on user browsing and borrowing records. The ALA has counted privacy among its core values since 1939, recognizing it as essential to free speech and intellectual freedom. And the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is a signatory on the Thirteen International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance. As Kade Crockford puts it, “Perhaps more than anyone in our society, librarians represent the values that make a democracy strong, intellectual freedom foremost among them.”

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.
But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here. 

Hell yes, the world should hold us accountable for how we (mis)treat our own.

journolist:

Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations

Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.

But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.

Read more here

Hell yes, the world should hold us accountable for how we (mis)treat our own.

vintageanchorbooks:

HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books

My brain likes things like this.

On the desk for my first official shift. Can you smell the librarianing? SO FRESH.

Tatas for Libraries →

everylibrary:

Good morning and great news everyone! We have extended the ticket presale for our Tatas for Libraries fundraiser on 9/20 until Friday. That means you still have 5 days to purchase your presale ticket. Buy your ticket online to get swanky seating and a free ticket for the door prize. Presale tickets are $20 or it will be $25 at the door. help us reach our fundraising goal of 150 tickets.See you there!

Go to Portland to this cabaret and raise money for libraries. What could you not like about that sentence.

Good party. Thank you, friends!

Good party. Thank you, friends!

Anonymous asked: Hi Kate! MLIS grad student here! I have to do a short reflection on a powerpoint, for my Emerging Technologies class. I remember you put up a presentation you did during one of the ALA conferences and was wondering if 1. I could possibly use it for my reflection, and 2. if so could you please link me to it. If you don't want me using it, no worries I totally understand. Thanks so much! - Gabriella

Hi there! You’re welcome to use/reference my materials any time, and I appreciate the ask/notice. However, I’m hoping you can give me a little more direction on which presentation you’re referring to. If you’re looking for the Tumblr webinar I did for ALA Techsource, those slides are available here! If that wasn’t what you’re looking for, shoot me another note and I’ll try to dig it up. Cheers.