houndstooth ribbonIt’s hard to express how saddened I am by the devastation in Tuscaloosa.  For a place I’ve only been to (physically) once, I feel a very strong connection.

My heart goes out to all the UA SLIS people affected … faculty, staff, alumni, students.

From this distance there doesn’t seem to be too much to do to help tangibly other than to donate money, so that’s what I’ll do.  Apart from an initial cash donation, I’m planning on donating the proceeds of all my pattern sales from now until August 6 (graduation for the spring semester has been postponed until then).  You can buy patterns directly from Ravelry if you’re a member, or you can buy them from my individual booties pattern pages here at the handknit librarian.

In true librarian fashion, resources for help and information are offered in typically well-organized ways:

T-Town Never Down t-shirt

T-Town Never Down t-shirt

The University of Alabama has suspended all classes and activities, cancelled finals and postponed May graduation until the summer ceremony on August 6.  Professors seem to be going out of their way to ensure that no student is penalized in any way by the catastrophic events of April 27.