A reminder that, until September 15th, our library schooled shirts are $5 off, a celebration of the orderly return to scholarly activities that so many of you are undergoing. And if you're already the proud recipient of an MLIS, a chance to show it loud, show it proud.
Love the old-school librarian drag, but what makes part of this video for me? Music by Queen (who also provided the original Highlander soundtrack).
When I was ten my local public library held a drawing contest, judged by David Macaulay. My mom was a big fan, and she had shown me Underground and I was deeply inspired. Long story short, I won, my prize an autographed copy of Pyramid. I don't think I can overestimate the impact this sort of external validation had on my artistic self-esteem, and from then on I started thinking of myself as an artist, and never really stopped.
I continued to be a big Macaulay fan, and Gene and I were lucky enough to visit his show when we were in Washington, D.C. for ALA a couple of years ago. I was blown away by how much work he puts into his art, and how successful he is at conveying complex ideas simply .
This is by way of letting you know how happy I am that this week's sponsor is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of his new book The Way We Work. David Macaulay will be hosting a live webcast on the morning of October 7th to talk about his new book, and you're all invited. I'll definitely be there, so register today!