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Pride Button Giveaway and Zazzle Sale Code

Hi, all--

I recently received the "Be Proud @ Your Library" button I ordered from Zazzle and was so happy with it I decided to order a few more to give out. I'll mail a button to the first five people to comment on this post at Shelf Check's Facebook fan page.

I ask only that you be someone who

1) works on the floor (at least part of the time) at a public library or middle school/high school library (in circ, in info, as a page, etc.) and

2) will wear it. This might sound silly in 2010, but I still feel good and especially welcomed when I see a rainbow flag sticker in a store window. I like the idea of patrons being able to walk into the library and, without even having to exchange words with staff, see that it's a queer-friendly place (or at least has one queer-friendly staff member).

If you see that you're one of the first five at the Facebook page, email me your address at elloyd74@gmail.com, and I'll put a button in the mail as soon as I get my order in.

Also: should you decide you want more, or any of the below--or want to make some of your own designs (it's very easy, and I've found the quality of the products excellent)--you should know that Zazzle often offers coupon codes (always check at Retail Me Not before you order), and right now, up until June 22 11:59pm PST (that's tomorrow night), they are offering $10 off a purchase of $10 or more--if you spend 10 bucks, all you pay is S/H.


Here are some more designs from the Shelf Check Zazzle store (sorry for watermarks--Zazzle's doing, not mine):

Thanks--and again, Happy Pride month.


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Proud as a button

Happy Pride Month! For a while I've mulled over how to be visibly out at the reference desk. I'm always out when it comes up in conversation with a patron, but I wanted a way to nonverbally indicate to queer or questioning patrons that there's a GLBTQ-friendly library person on board.

I've added a new button to Shelf Check's tiny Zazzle store for Pride 2010. You can buy it here for $1.45 (93 cents in bulk. I set all Shelf Check stuff at Zazzle's base prices). I'm going to get one to wear on my unfortunately-required lanyard. I think the text also works for libraryfolk who are straight supporters of GLBTQ equality (beginning with collection development!), queer outreach, and generally making the library a welcoming place for GLBTQ people:

Update: As of June 1, coupon code SHIPTHANKS10 at Zazzle gives you free S/H on orders up to $10.