local collectives

Library Activism & How to Effect Change

Radical Reference NYC presents a salon discussion on effecting change in librarianship.

Sunday, September 23 at 5pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St., 3rd Floor

How do you launch an alternative press collection, develop a radical films series, organize a union, start a group (like Radical Reference), etc? Come hear how others have achieved their pet projects and brainstorm new ideas and ways of implementing them.

August 2007 meeting minutes

Sunday, 2007-08-26, community garden in Hell's Kitchen, W. 48th St. between 9th and 10th Aves

Attending: Gretchen, Alycia, John, Melissa M., Melissa G.,
Shannon, Meg, Jonathan, Jenna, Julie

1. Tenant resources workshop – Melissa G. is organizing. Space and time being confirmed, and Melissa G. will post to list. Most likely will not be officially co-sponsored by Radref depending on space, but RR volunteers plan to attend to be trained.

July 2007 meeting minutes

Sunday, July 29, 2007 5pm. NYCAHN office, Brooklyn.

In attendance: Emily, Jenna, Jonathan, Melissa
Regrets due to traffic or weather: Alycia, John, Susie

Copyright Salon Notes

Copyright discussion notes, Radical Reference Salon 4/29/07

Laura Quilter conducted a discussion of copyright. We went around the table and people brought up copyright interests, concerns, and questions.

A few key issues were discussed, with elaboration below: Copyright paranoia; struggles to get permissions; concerns regarding electronic reserves; contract vs. copyright law; definitions of 'good faith belief'; works-for-hire; use fees.

Western Massachusetts Radical Reference Collective


Contact Debbie or Dena to get involved and reactive the group.

New York City Radical Reference Collective

Who We Are (and When/Where We Meet)

The New York City branch of the activist collective Radical Reference is an assortment of information workers in the New York City area dedicated to critical engagement with issues surrounding the intersection of information and social justice. We have done street reference during the 2004 Republican National Convention and other demonstrations, and we offer free workshops on topics like fact-checking and online research. Follow us on Twitter to be kept up-to-date on our activities.

Local Radical Reference Collectives

Radical Reference volunteers live and work across the US, and around the world. In some cities where there are enough Radical Reference volunteers they have formed local collectives.

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