Give a book.

(Illustration by Kees Kelfkens, 1919-1986).


Give a book.

(Illustration by Kees Kelfkens, 1919-1986).

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Adjunct Teaching & Learning Librarian (72.5% FTE). The successful candidate will collaborate with other members of the Cabell Library Teaching & Learning (T&L) team to integrate research and information fluency skills into the undergraduate curriculum through course-integrated instruction, the development of online learning tools, and strategic partnerships with groups and programs across the university, with a particular emphasis on the University College and Global Education Office. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

This is a temporary appointment, available immediately and ending on May 31, 2015. For a full position description, please visit


South Africa:

Young ladies train in Ballet in Soweto through The Joburg Ballet Development Programme

Photos by Madelene Cronje.

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Several lucky women will be selected to receive a two-week writing fellowship, which includes free room, board and meals, and various other perks, as they spend 14 lovely days of uninterrupted time to create, while relaxing in an historic, elegant, harmonious mansion; nestled in the gloriously plush landscaped beauty of  nature and copious verdant meadows; to stimulate the muse and allow the recipients time and space to engage in creative revelry as they write, stretch their imagination, begin a new  project, or to continue and complete an ongoing project. Africa House is an elegant, expansive, historic mansion in Gallatin, TN, built on more than 30 acres of gorgeous landscape, and boasts 16,330 square ft., of luscious living. $35 applicaton fee. Deadline August 31, 2014. 

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Check out these awesomely cute and sleepy pieces of topiary in the Jardin des Plantes de Nantes, a botanical garden located in Nantes, France. Created by French artist and children’s book author Claude Ponti, they’re part of the “Journey to Nantes" (Le Voyage à Nantes) art festival. These delightful topiary sculptures are just one stop on the festival’s 10-mile-long trail of public artwork on display throughout Nantes.

Photos by Molaire & Tentacules, Les petits nantais, Jean-Sebastian Evrard and Big City Life Nantes respectively. (The sleepy bird in the bottom image is from the 2013 festival.)

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“Whose little boy are you?” ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Photo: “The young colored American”, from The Colored American magazine, October 1900. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University



What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 


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Another pair of commissioned work. Done digitally

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