The third book to be discussed in the Points of View theme is Anthony Shadid’s House of Stone: a Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. All discussion events will be facilitated by Dr. Patrick Wing of the University of Redlands history department. They will be held at A.K. Smiley Public Library. Please register online with University of Redlands Armacost Library.
They are stories that show how far some people will go to silence women and minority voices, and how those silencers are in positions of power or aided and abetted by those who are.
If she is a whore for doing that then so are many of us doing the work we believe in without the assumed authority of being white and male. I am that kind of whore and trust me, if you think its hard out there for a pimp wait until you hear from a woman working the tracks.
via Academic Whores.
This morning, I received an email from T160K: Timbuktu Libraries in Exile. Attached were a couple of photos of the archival book box that I supported, allowing the organizers to save manuscripts from the ancient city.
One photo was of the outside of the book box, with the dedication that I submitted.
The other photo was of the inside of the book box, which had the manuscript that will be preserved in it.
Timbuktu is an ancient city of the Mali Empire in West Africa. T160K is an international effort to rescue and protect the information treasures of Timbuktu until they can be returned to the ancient city. To learn more about T160K, please visit their webpages and the Timbuktu Libraries in Exile Indiegogo page.
This isn’t exactly what I had in mind when I thought to help build a library in a developing nation. And, yes, I’m still going to look for ways to help build a library somewhere else in the world. But T160K is an awesome, worthwhile project that means a great deal to the whole of human knowledge. Please consider contributing.
But deep down inside of me I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this requires so much more courage than pretending I am fine. To live is to suffer but to deny the reality of life and to force all of us to face that reality alone while in each other’s company for fear of being perceived as less than is madness. And worse; it’s a lie.
Job seekers might notice a surge in outreach-specific jobs and jobs with an outreach component in recent years. While outreach-specific jobs might not stay on the radar, you can be fairly certain that outreach as a job component will only increase. Which has led to folks asking their LibraryLand peers: what questions do I need to ask in such an interview?