freersackler:

In response to the September 11 tragedies, twenty Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala (sacred painting) at the Sackler in 2002. This seven-foot-square mandala, one of the largest ever created in the West, was offered for the healing and protection of America.

Learn more about this project and Tibetan mandalas. 

Beautiful.

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staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

slightlyignorant:

Awesome pull-out bookshelves

slightlyignorant:

Awesome pull-out bookshelves

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I have slowly evolved to using digital reminders on my phone for personal organization. As a grad student and full-time employee, I always have tasks. Once I know I have something that needs to be done, I will enter it on my phone and set a deadline and alarm on it. I can be forgetful and this helps immensely.

I have slowly evolved to using digital reminders on my phone for personal organization. As a grad student and full-time employee, I always have tasks. Once I know I have something that needs to be done, I will enter it on my phone and set a deadline and alarm on it. I can be forgetful and this helps immensely.

catagator:

How do you get organized? What kinds of tools do you use? Are you a bullet journal enthusiast? A list maker? A post-it note abuser? All of the above? Or are you one of those people who has gone all digital, from your laptop to your phone? 
After a days-long Twitter discussion, stemming from the #readadv chat about organization, we thought talking about and showing off our methods of getting stuff done and organizing our thoughts would be not only worthwhile but also (nerdtastic) fun.
Let’s talk about how we get organized over the next week. You aren’t limited to your day planner — you can talk and show off any or all components of how you get it all done.
Take photos, write a blog post, create a tumblr post, whatever you want to do, and share it. Tag it as #get organized (yes, with the space) on tumblr and if you use a particular method for organization, pop that tag on there, as well.
If you don’t want to put it in tumblr but blog about it, Instagram it, or otherwise show off your planning mojo, you can email it to my blog account at stacked.books@gmail.com, and I’ll get it up on tumblr with the tag this week. Anyone can participate, not just librarians. In fact, I think seeing organizational methods from people doing a variety of things could make this even richer. 
I’ll put together a big final roundup next weekend for stray posts, as well.  Feel free to take the image above to accompany your post, too. 

catagator:

How do you get organized? What kinds of tools do you use? Are you a bullet journal enthusiast? A list maker? A post-it note abuser? All of the above? Or are you one of those people who has gone all digital, from your laptop to your phone? 

After a days-long Twitter discussion, stemming from the #readadv chat about organization, we thought talking about and showing off our methods of getting stuff done and organizing our thoughts would be not only worthwhile but also (nerdtastic) fun.

Let’s talk about how we get organized over the next week. You aren’t limited to your day planner — you can talk and show off any or all components of how you get it all done.

Take photos, write a blog post, create a tumblr post, whatever you want to do, and share it. Tag it as #get organized (yes, with the space) on tumblr and if you use a particular method for organization, pop that tag on there, as well.

If you don’t want to put it in tumblr but blog about it, Instagram it, or otherwise show off your planning mojo, you can email it to my blog account at stacked.books@gmail.com, and I’ll get it up on tumblr with the tag this week. Anyone can participate, not just librarians. In fact, I think seeing organizational methods from people doing a variety of things could make this even richer. 

I’ll put together a big final roundup next weekend for stray posts, as well.  Feel free to take the image above to accompany your post, too. 

Peanuts.

Peanuts.

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