Libraries Are For Everyone: Norwegian

Rachael Smith, a super-nice Access Services Associate at Mount Holyoke College, wrote me a squee-worthy email. Within it, she provided me with a Norwegian translation (which reads The Library Is For Everyone). Sven Aas, the Head of Web Services & Application Development at MHC, and his native speaking Norwegian cousins worked together to come up with this translation.

Sven also shared the following: there are two national languages in Norway. The translation I’m proposing is in Bokmål, which is the more widely-spoken of the two. I don’t know how the Nynorsk rendering might differ. 

If you’d like a Nynorsk translation, then please send it my way and I’ll happily add it to this post.

Thank you Sven and cousins!!!
The Library Is For Everyone sign in Bokmål Norwegian featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE
The Library Is For Everyone sign in Bokmål Norwegian featuring three diverse library patrons on a red background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE
The Library Is For Everyone sign in Bokmål Norwegian featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE
The Library Is For Everyone sign in Bokmål Norwegian featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE
The Library Is For Everyone sign in Bokmål Norwegian featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE
The Library Is For Everyone sign in Bokmål Norwegian featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE
The Library Is For Everyone sign in Bokmål Norwegian featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

Libraries Are For Everyone: Button Templates

Way back at the beginning of posting my Libraries Are For Everyone campaign, a librarian reached out and asked if I could help make round button templates. I utterly failed to make decent templates for her in time (sorry about that!), but I finally did get some made – and then promptly forgot about them.

I was reminded after I announced on social media that I had more square buttons available on Zazzle. I then received several requests for round button templates – and I had them! And because of the popularity of my blank Libraries Are For Everyone templates, I also made a set of blank round button templates. With those you could do something like, oh I dunno, add the name of your summer programming theme. Heh.

Okay – I’ll be quiet now and share the goodies. Enjoy!!!

Libraries Are For Everyone round button template featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank round button template featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE #BuildABetterWorld

Libraries Are For Everyone round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE #BuildABetterWorld

Libraries Are For Everyone round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE #BuildABetterWorld

Libraries Are For Everyone round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE #BuildABetterWorld

Libraries Are For Everyone round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE #BuildABetterWorld

Libraries Are For Everyone round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE #BuildABetterWorld

Libraries Are For Everyone round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank round button template featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE #BuildABetterWorld

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

#IMLSBOOKDROP Campaign

I was making a corny joke to my Director, as I am wont to do, when I realized that my corny joke could make a real impact in the world. The basic gist was that I did a “book drop” instead of a “mic drop.” And this is what we did with that idea:

My idea is to make this a down-and-dirty campaign to help #saveIMLS. State a fact or tell a brief story about how IMLS impacts you, your library, or your community. Slap a #BOOKDROP at the end, and then share. It’s that simple.

I had to play around a bit on Windows Movie Maker to figure out how to make the hashtag and the public domain sound effect work – so if you have any questions about how to make a video of your own, then feel free to ask in the comments or send me an email at hafuboti@gmail.com.

ETA: Wranting Writer suggested that TAB groups would have fun making their own #IMLSBOOKDROP videos – that’s such a great idea!!!
ETA2: I just realized that there already is a different sort of #bookdrop campaign out there, so you can still have #BOOKDROP in your video, but you should mark it as #IMLSBOOKDROP in order to keep these two things separate. I’ve tweaked my post to reflect this change.

Now go spread the word about how libraries impact lives and why IMLS matters!!!

Libraries Are For Everyone: Epic Templates

Okay, so in a previous post I mentioned emailing me for blank templates. I received a request within a few minutes of publishing the post, and that’s when I realized that there was a better way: share the templates here!

Feel free to use the free font that I used, or use your library’s preferred font – it’s all good.

Have fun!!!!!

Blank rose Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank orange Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank yellow Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank green Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank blue Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank purple Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank white Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

And yes, just like all of my other work on this here blog: YOU CAN USE, MODIFY, REMIX, AND EVEN USE MY ART FOR FUNDRAISING.

And also, just like on all of my minimalist work: YOU SHOULD NOT PUT MY NAME OR BUSINESS NAME ON IT.

If your art/marketing department or local printer needs written permission from me, then send me an email at hafuboti@gmail.com.

Welcoming Diversity

The lovely Lucila Lontajo, a Library Technician at Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, sent me a kind request for a variation on my Libraries Are For Everyone signs: please make a set of Welcome signs.

BLAMMO! So mote it be.

If you’re interested in adding languages from your community, then check out this post that contains templates. Whether in Word, Publisher, Canva, or any other photo editor – you should be able to add the text on top of the image using whatever color(s) you’d like.

Thank you, Lucila, for providing me with all of these translations – especially the ones from First Nations!!!

EnglishRose welcome sign in English featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 OjibweOrange welcome sign in Ojibwe featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 DeneYellow welcome sign in Dene featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

Cree

Green welcome sign in Cree featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 MichifBlue welcome sign in Michif featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 Dakota Purple welcome sign in Dakota featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 Inuktitut Rose welcome sign in Inuktitut featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 FrenchOrange welcome sign in French featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

Russian

Yellow welcome sign in corrected Russian featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 ChineseGreen welcome sign in Chinese featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 FilipinoBlue welcome sign in Filipino featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 English (B&W)White with black lettering welcome sign in English featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

Just like all of my art on this blog, it is free for you to use, share, modify, remix, etc. PLUS, with my minimalist work, I ask that you do NOT put my name on it (either my legal or business name). Feel free to email me if you have any questions about this (or anything else) at hafuboti@gmail.com.