The Value of Mentorships

There’s been a lot of discussion about mentors and mentoring programs around ALA lately, or at least I’ve picked up on more recently. As I’m about to graduate (pending the last few assignments), I’ve had the chance to think about the many people who have been my mentors over my short library career. They have been people who have been genuinely invested in my success, no matter what definition of…

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At the Gates, Without the Password

At the Gates, Without the Password

“You’re really well prepared. Most resumes for new MLIS grads need padding – yours is full of really great stuff.”

That was really nice to hear during the ALA resume review service two weeks ago. I had just gotten a callback for a second interview, and by the end of the conference had scheduled an interview at another location. One month before graduation, and everything seemed to be going really…

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ALA Annual - Quick Sum Up

ALA Annual – Quick Sum Up

I started writing this post  Saturday of the ALA Annual Conference, and I found myself once again in the Networking Uncommons. It’s a great spot, right in the middle of everything, and I was only filling  in for an hour, but I had already gotten  sound set up, found out about a Raspberry Pi-powered Readers Advisory box, and kind of a little bit hacked into the netbook that the Uncommons has…

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nevver:

25 years ago June 4th, Tiananmen Square

"White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement."

The “Mental Illness” We Refuse To Name: White Male Entitlement | Constituative Outsider

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cumberbatchlives:

Letter from Chris Barker to Bessie Moore in 1945 after spending a week together (x)

logikblok-science:

Magnetism by Ling Meng - "What I am trying to focus on recently, is combining Art and Science somehow."

Created by Ling Meng a Shanghai based artist these atmospheric photos visualise the invisible force of magnetism. What we are observing acting on these iron filings in these photos is specifically known as ferromagnetism.

The iron filings have domains scattered through them, which can be thought of as smaller magnets in themselves. When a magnetic field is applied these domains they turn their poles in the same direction, referred to as a dipole dipole alignment, resulting in a net magnetization. A really nice video explaining this and its function in transformers is here. There are lots more artistic ways of applying these fields have a look at this ferrofluid sculptre video for example

You can view the rest of Ling Meng’s magnetism photos and his other work on Flickr. Logikblok FB.

Past posts on magnetic levitation.

humansofnewyork:

"I prefer maritime laws over laws on land. Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea."

humansofnewyork:

"I prefer maritime laws over laws on land. Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea."

huffpostworld:

If you ever find yourself in the position where you need to catch an emu lickety-split — and, hey, no judgements — then this video is for you.