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bryarly:

evashandor:

brownfatfemme:

merpldom:

merpldom:

So I’ve seen this post going around in link form, which isn’t super useful to anyone who wants to read it, so I put it up in photo form. Useful for anyone who doesn’t have xkit. :3 Definitely like and reblog the OP, but if it shows up as a link, this helps. :3

I fixed the link for the OP so it works now :)

NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RN!!! THANK YOU TUMBLR!

I suck at cover letters so this is fab

Just a side note that this is great for office-style jobs. Libraries, call centers, hotels, anything “traditional.” For “artistic” work, like music, video, art, or acting, my advice is to go wayyyy shorter. When I’m trying to find someone for a job, I usually only need, “Hi, I’d love to work with you, I know how to do this, this, and this, I have this much experience, and I can contribute this and this to the project. My portfolio/website/reel/links are below, you can reach me here and here, and my resume is attached.” 

Art and media are usually less about you talking and more about you literally showing the person hiring you what you can do. When you have 30 emails to go through for one director (as an example) and you’re tight on time, it’s a real pain to wade through 3 paragraphs per person as well as their reels - which are what you actually care about. 

Librarians - pre-librarians - protolibrarians 

BUT ESSENTIALLY EVERYONE.

Have you been to opencoverletters.com?

It’s a website filled with SUCCESSFUL cover letters submitted by people in  library/information science fields. I’m proud to have two on the site, but there are approximately a gazillion, and they’ve been my best cover-letter-writing tool these past few months.

Hope this helps!

(Source: impossiblemerpl)

Joan of Arc Dream Illuminated Manuscript UPDATE

It hasn’t even been a full day, and yet the librarians of tumblr have been to the rescue. 

I put out my query concerning illuminated manuscripts concerning the life of Joan of Arc this morning, which several of you (Hi, Colleen!), were generous enough to circulate. 

AngryChocolateFiend provided me with this clue:

…which led me to this image/blog:

…which led me to this highly specific wikipedia page that I probably should have checked first (I didn’t know it was there!)

…which led me to WorldCat (/siiigh./ I love WorldCat)

…which led me to discover that a portion of the manuscript in question (although not the Joan of Arc Page itself) is actually in the hands of the Newberry Library! How cool is that??

All this to say, you, tumblarians, are the lights of my life. I literally dreamt up a thing, and you helped me find it IN REAL LIFE. 

I’m super pumped to be one of your kind one day soon, but until then, you’re all my favorite superheroes and superheroines 

SOS: Librarian types?

I have a very exciting meeting in a few hours with an art librarian at a major Chicago museum, and I have a lot of questions for her, but what I’m wondering is:

What do you wish people would ask you about working in a library? This is particularly a special collections place, but patron services are never not relevant. We’ve been trying to get this meeting set up since May so I want to use this time as best I can.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

Tumblarians never disappoint.

uispeccoll:

lavinrac:

uispeccoll:

Advertisement in The University Reporter, Iowa State University (Now University of Iowa), Vol 1. No. 3, December 1, 1868.

I don’t mean to nitpick, but UI was the State University of Iowa, not Iowa State University. 

It is only 1868, it was called many things.  I typed it as it was written on the top of the issue.  No wonder people still confuse the two.


THAT IS SO COOL, THANK YOU!
You definitely learn something new every day when you follow libraries and librarians on Tumblr.

uispeccoll:

lavinrac:

uispeccoll:

Advertisement in The University Reporter, Iowa State University (Now University of Iowa), Vol 1. No. 3, December 1, 1868.

I don’t mean to nitpick, but UI was the State University of Iowa, not Iowa State University. 

It is only 1868, it was called many things.  I typed it as it was written on the top of the issue.  No wonder people still confuse the two.

THAT IS SO COOL, THANK YOU!

You definitely learn something new every day when you follow libraries and librarians on Tumblr.

nypl:

NYPL is stylin’! Today the Wall Street Journal examined Work Wear: Office Style at the New York Public Library. We’ve included just a few of our fashion forward folks, who prove that inspiration can be found everywhere at the Library, just look at our staff!