operation sabotage access to information about abortion

Those not regularly reading the Radreffies' blogs aggregator might have missed Lia Friedman's post about how POPLINE, a government funded "...database on reproductive health, containing citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues." (emphasis added) has made "abortion" a stop word. If you're not up on your library jargon, that means it treats "abortion" the same way it would the word "the"--ignores it.

Fostering media diversity in libraries

Here at radref, we've been having a discussion about how to get alternative materials into library collections.

FACT-UP redirect

I put the wrong URL (the one that got you to this page) on our handout. The real URL for our slides and handouts is So sorry for the screw-up--especially in a fact checking workshop!

FACT-UP: Fact Check, Research, and Thinking Critically like a Radical Librarian

Jenna Freedman and Lana Thelen are presenting a fact checking workshop at the Women and Media Conference at MIT March 28-30, 2008.

women's issues fact checking resources

Lana and I are presenting a fact checking workshop at the Women and Media Conference on Saturday, and we're appealing to Rad Ref's collective intell

Thousand Kites

A community radio/arts project raising awareness and providing service to prisoners.

Getting Alternative Materials into Library Collections

Laura's post on the talk at Thinking Ahead reminded me of a question that I was asked by two (or more?) people at the recent Grassroots Media Conference in NYC, where I was Radical Reference liason.

Radical Reference Discussion at Thinking Ahead 2008

As I noted in my last post, I lead a discussion section at Thinking Ahead, a small conference at the Sal


It's Drupal BarCamp time, once again in NYC.

March 29 & 30, 2008
Polytechnic University
Six MetroTech Center, BKNY
FREE + last year they gave you lunch and a t-shirt

Thinking About Rad Ref

I'm going to be a "topic facilitator" at this conference in Salt Lake City later this month.

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