👓 Loveland Public Library to Host Free Beginners WordPress Class Online May 22, 2019 | WP Tavern

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Public libraries are one of the few remaining community centers where people freely pass on valuable skills to neighbors young and old. In addition to offering free access to books, computers, and …

This library looks like it’s essentially hosting a WordPress-sepecific Homebrew Website Club and doing something in the wild that Greg McVerry and I think would be a great public model.

👓 Libraries | Manton Reece

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For 30 days between March 19th and April 17th, 2016, I visited a different library in Austin and posted to my microblog about each one. The best libraries can be wonderful, quiet places to work. I always brought my iPad Pro with me to do some writing. Here are the libraries, with the date linked to ...

After reading about Snippets from Manton, I thought this was going to be about coding libraries. Yet again, he’s pulled the rug out from underneath me…

I do love this idea of getting out more, going to different places, and even more particularly going to so many different nearby libraries. This is an awesome idea!

👓 Good evening, I have some thoughts that are kind … | Ruth on glammr.us Mastodon

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Good evening, I have some thoughts that are kind of meta to the fediverse and apply into society more broadly. One public toot, then I'll thread
So... I get torn between two principles & I think they're a reason why shared solutions like masto are so important.

Principle 1: own your shit / pay for the shit you use

Principle 2: there should be plenty of low-barrier & "free" spaces for people to congregate in some way.

This is tied to my being a librarian tbh.

Some interesting thoughts that mix some IndieWeb ideas and libraries.

👓 Libraries and publishers | Krissedoff

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A recent Chronicle piece on university libraries and what it describes as their pivot away from books has me thinking (with help from some friends on twitter) about the increase in library-reporting university presses. It’s a sensitive topic that doesn’t always, I think, receive a lot of attention or get treated with sufficient nuance.