Next Monday: "Documenting Struggle Redux: Radical New York City Archives" at the Brecht Forum

Radical Reference presents a second evening about how community history is documented and celebrated, with the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the Lower East Side Squatter-Homesteader Archive Project. Archivists and activists will present parts of their collections and discuss how their work keeps the struggle alive.

Hack Your Library - Radical Reference workshop at the 4th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair

The NYC Collective of Radical Reference will have a table at the 4th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair, and will present a workshop on Saturday at 12:45
Workshop description from program:

Some say we live in the Information Age – a lot of the time it can feel like we’re drowning in the stuff. Libraries exist to collect and organize information in print, electronic and other formats, and librarians are trained to know what’s in there. Librarians from the NYC collective of Radical Reference want to let you know how to educate yourself by taking advantage of specialized resources and collections in support of the struggle for a better world.

2nd call!!! Rad Ref panel in Sacramento for CLA in November

Hi all,
I was recently contacted by someone at CLA who wants us to do something at their next conference. Is anyone interested in doing a panel with me? I'm willing to do the legwork (filling out the proposal etc), but think it would be WAY better with more than just me yammering away. You could tie this in with a nice SoCal vacation, come on, it'll be fun and panels are a great way to get your feet wet if you haven't presented much. Deadline is April 17th though, so get in touch if you are interested.
Below find his letter:

US Social Forum registration

Radical Reference is now registered for the US Social forum in Detroit in June 2010. Melissa and I are the only Rad Ref members registered as part of our organization. We can register one more person for free, so if you want to be that person, email

Here's our organization page Please join, if you're so inclined!

Radical Reference presents "Security and Freedom for Online Collaboration" - February 22, NYC

Security and Freedom for Online Collaboration

Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction

Saturday, May 8th 2010
Brooklyn College Library
This event is free

Please RSVP by April 9th.

btw Everyone involved in this except for the main speaker, Ira Shor, is in Radical Reference: Tom Dodson, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier (facilitators) and Alycia Sellie and Jonathan Cope (organizers).

US Social Forum Registration and Workshops Open

Members of Radical Reference have helped the US Social Forum's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) working group with testing of the registration process -- and of course we plan to be part of a radical librarians presence in Detroit this June. Read below for the announcement of how any organization can propose a workshop!

Invitation to 3rd NYC Encuentro for Dignity & Against Displacement

Movement for Justice in El Barrio

RSVP by Monday, February 15th:
(212) 561-0555 or
childcare and English & Spanish translations provided

An echo that turns itself into many voices, into a network of voices that, before the deafness of power, opts to speak to itself, knowing itself to be one and many, acknowledging itself to be equal in its desire to listen and be listened to, recognizing itself as different in the tonalities and levels of voices forming it. A network of voices that resist the war that power wages on them.
– Words of the Zapatistas at the "First Intercontinental Encuentro for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism."

10 Tactics for Turning Information Into Action: movie & panel

This looks like an interesting and useful event:

Wednesday February 17
The Tank Space for Performing and Visual Arts
354 West 45th Street
$5 advance/$10 door

10 Tactics for Turning Information Into Action
is a film by Tactical Technology Collective that includes stories from 25 rights advocates around the world who have successfully used information and digital technologies to create positive change. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, and of course by the usual post-event networking.

Radical Reference at "Remix My Podcast, 2.0" - January 30, NYC

Remix My Podcast, 2.0

NYC Grassroots Media Coalition
in collaboration with MediaClectic

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