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MONDAY! school library lobby of parliament!

I just finished painting my sign for tomorrow's School Library Lobby! If there's any way you can get to London tomorrow, come along! And follow and retweet us on Twitter hashtag #lobby4schlib

Libraries are massively under attack right now! Support school libraries with trained librarians, this stuff's IMPORTANT!!! There's a lot of information in the world, how are kids supposed to find the best stuff? Here's the Press Release, and if you've just jumped on board, see you tomorrow (Monday), 1pm at Victoria Embankment Gardens (by Embankment tube station), where we'll march to Parliament.

You can read about it more on this fine library blog! Here's the open Facebook group. And if you're one of our comics cosplayers, why not wear your superhero costume? Librarians are the best superheroes this country has! (That's just my idea about the superhero costume, it's not official or anything.)

Edit: People have been asking, so I've created a printable version of this sign. Feel free to print it out and colour it up! I'll hopefully create an attractive colour version soon, but here it is in black and white for easy printing: click here for an A3 PDF file and here for an A4 PDF file. (Or, if you're stuck and those don't work, you can just blow up this low-resolution image, below.)

Anyone who loves books and care about school libraries should come! Of the illustrators and writers who've said they're coming, so far they include Meg Rossof, Philip Ardagh, Candy Gourlay, An Vrombaut, Mary Hoffman, Francesca Simon, Cressida Cowell... to name just a few!




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Oct. 28th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
That's a fab banner & hope the march gets lots of support.
Oct. 28th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks, Selina! I hope so, too! :)
Oct. 28th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Library banner
Have a great lobby at parliament!
Oct. 28th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Library banner
Thanks very much, it's rather exciting!
Oct. 28th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
As a librarian (academic but not school) who can't be there tomorrow, thank you! Hope it goes well and is lots of fun :)

Oct. 28th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Edith! :) x
Oct. 29th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
Hope it was a successful march today! (Sad to live in an era of defunding libraries. Our school district boards have been wanting to get rid of school libraries, too, just to save money. Emptying minds doesn't build strong futures.)
Nov. 16th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
So true! Fingers crossed it's successful; everything's still very much ongoing.
Nov. 16th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Saw these on the SJSU SLIS Facebook page and just had to pop over and say, "adorable!" An instant reshare.
Nov. 16th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Adorable!
Thanks so much! :)
Nov. 16th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
This is AWESOME! Thank you for making it available!
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
Nov. 17th, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
This is such a great event... I love the poster and shared it on my facebook Poemify Me page. Please let me know if you would like me to remove it... I just clicked share from your fb page so it links right back. It is very cool! I wanted to ask though since you created it for this great event. Thanks! Karrlin from Poemify Me (http://poemifyme.blogspot.com)
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Awesome!
Thank you, and thanks for the link!
Nov. 19th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Love your work muuuuuuhhhh!!!
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
Cheers! :)
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
very cool
I'm late on this, but your "A trained librarian is a search engine with a heart" thing is going around Facebook now. Congratulations! I think a lot of people like it, and you probably already know that. :-)
Nov. 30th, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
Re: very cool
Thank you! I sort of lost track of it on Facebook - some of the libraries reposted without tagging me - but then a few of our local librarians popped up and let me know about some of them, which was great!

(Ha ha, I'm always surprised when a librarian doesn't attribute an illustration, they're usually the best people at that kind of careful documentation.) ;)

Really pleased that people like it!
Mar. 25th, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I love this so much! Thank you for giving us librarians something to brag about.
Aug. 9th, 2013 10:52 am (UTC)
Thank You!
Yeah!, it is so great to see someone who believes in our importance. I support you. I am a Librarian at two schools.
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