Library service to labor unions (1948)

Shinjoung's working on a paper about the history of labor libraries and libraries supporting labor unions. here's an article from 1948 that I thought folks might want to read.

US Bishops Labor Day Statement - Unions, Immigration

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a five page message for Labor Day that concludes:

Labor Day 2007 is a time to look back, look around, and look ahead. It is a day to celebrate the work and the workers who are at the heart of this holiday. It is a time to recall the powerful and consistent teaching of our Church on the dignity of work and the rights of workers. It is an opportunity to remember when we have fallen short and when we have made a difference. Most of all, like New Year’s Day, it is a time to resolve to do better. For Catholics, Labor Day 2007 is a time to recommit in our own small ways – to our own work, to treat others justly, and to defend the lives, dignity, and rights of workers, especially the most vulnerable. This is a requirement of our faith and a way to advance the promise of our nation.

Vancouver Library Workers on Strike

I wish I had more to say on the issue of the Vancouver Public Library strike than, "Go team!" or "Solidarity!" Fortunately Kathleen de la Peña McCook and Shinjoung Yeo are articulating the issue and their support brilliantly on the Union Librarian and the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship blogs.

Advice for New Librarians

I thought this was the funniest e-mail when it came through on the Library Underground list on March 10, 2004. Every once in a while something reminds me to look for it again. Somehow it's only posted on two other Internet sites, so I thought I'd add it here.


For new librarians in public libraries, some career advice from a bunch of veterans sitting around having one too many beers. Thank goodness one of us was sober enough to take notes! This message may be freely disseminated provided it remains intact and no one dishonestly claims authorship. The authors are anonymous and intend to stay that way.

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