"Sustain Our Libraries" poster from Justseeds

At the risk of posting something too commercial here, I wanted to give props to this nice library-themed poster by Mary Tremonte of the Justseeds visual arts collective.

When Reference is Radical: Rad Ref in Make/Shift

The Fall/Winter 2009/2010 issue of make/shift: Feminisms in Motion contains a sort of mutual interview with Radical Reference librarians Emily Drabinski and Lia Friedman, who is make/shift's staff librarian.

They talk about how integral their librarian and activist identities are to each other.

Twitter and the G20

The New York Times and N

For those going to ALA Midwinter - Boston Hyatt Labor Disputes

FYI for anyone going to Midwinter in Boston:

Hyatt Hotels Corp. laid off the entire housekeeping staffs at the Hyatt Regency Boston, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, and Hyatt Harborside Hotel after the morning shift had ended on Aug. 31, citing challenging economic conditions, and immediately replaced them with workers from an out-of-state staffing firm that will be paid $8 with no benefits. The housekeepers (who were paid $15 with benefits) had been training those very workers, from Georgia’s Hospitality Staffing Solutions, who they were told would be filling in for vacations.

Help the NYC AIDS Housing Network and Books Through Bars Rebuild!

I'm hoping that members of the greater Radical Reference community will consider sending some funds towards a local NYC group that, among other things, provides space for a books-to-prisoners group (with which I happen to be involved as well). Pass it on!


Hello all -- This is a message from Books Through Bars, NYC's volunteer books-to-prisoners collective, about the recent fire and water damage at the New York City AIDS Housing Network, which has generously hosted us while we await ABC No Rio’s renovation.

2010 NYC Anarchist Book Fair planning meeting 10/6/09

Please spread the word!

(Radical Reference members have been part of the planning collective as well as presenters/facilitators of workshops since the first NYC Anarchist Book Fair took place in 2007.)


Calling all anarchists, anti-authoritarian bookworms, brainy revolutionaries, creative autonomists, and anarcho-curious radicals!

2009 NYC Software Freedom Day

Radical Reference received an invitation to this NYC event:

Open Source / Open Culture at Lime Labs

OSOC@LimeLabs presents "From Software to Everywhere"

CFP: National Diversity in Libraries Conference, 2010 - DEADLINE approaching!

The 2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, NDLC2010: From Groundwork to Action, will take place from July 14-16, 2010 in Princeton, NJ. The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) is a biennial event that serves as a regional meeting for library staff members to discuss diversity issues, especially issues common to the host region's culture.

The 2010 NDLC Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference.

Berman's personal LCSH scorecard

I'm really honored to be on the Sandy Berman distro list (for those that don't know Sandy, check out his Web site!) and get nuggets of Bermanabilia almost e

Bitch Media Community Lending Library

Members of the Portland Radical Reference Collective helped get Bitch's community lending library off the ground.

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