Blogs

Tracking Hurricane Irene - some useful links and maps

James Jacobs over at Free Government Information just posted on this.
And this only-useful-if-you-live-in-New-York-City-map is pretty informative.
Also, this nice list of mobile apps and such-
And, listen to live online stream 24x7 from first responders + FEMA Daily Updates HERE

"Peeling the Onion: A Workshop on Research," 7/31 in Brooklyn

This isn't a Rad Ref event, but I will soon be conducting a free Internet research workshop at the Park Slope Food Coop:

ALA Annual Conference meeting notes

Radical Reference met under cover of the ALA Annual Conference at the Roosevelt Bar (not Roosevelt Hotel Bar sorry/phew!) in New Orleans on Saturday, June 25. About 25 (?) people attended. I was supposed to take notes, but our discussion wasn't particularly formfull.

Rad Ref & affiliated events at ALA Annual

This is meant to be a catch-all page for ALA and ALA-related events in which Radical Reference volunteers are participating. Please add yours (chronologically)!

Iron Rail bookshop 2006: photo by Laura Crossett

UPDATE: I've added a flier people can print and hand out at ALA and also a pdf version. Please avail yourself!

Radical librarians and anarchist archivists in the news

From the217,

"Jeanie Austin looks like a radical. She has dark clothes, a short haircut and plug earrings. The tattoos on her arm look like they could be schematics for a machine to take down Big Brother. But Austin isn’t out to blow up cop cars or storm the Capital: she is a member of the Radical Librarians and Anarchist Archivist Group..."

Urban Librarians Unite Blog & Tweet in

Save NYC Libraries and Urban Librarians Unite are asking library and librarian lovers to publicize a few things:

Hug the Library
NYPL, 41st @ 5th Avenue, Sat. Saturday, June 4 1:30-2pm

Save NYC Libraries 24 Hour Read-in
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Saturday, June 11 at 4:00pm - June 12 at 4:00pm

Save NYC Libraries campaign

Radical Reference at ALA

Radical Reference Meeting & Social at ALA
Saturday June 25, 5:30-7pm
The Roosevelt Hotel Bar
116 University Place

Followed by a Cocktail Party (with free drinks) & Radical Book Talk with Amy Sonnie, co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times

Boston Rad Ref Collective at Play-Jurisms

Play-Jurisms is a 2-day series geared towards creatives. Over the weekend of May 21 and 22, 2011, we'll have a number of events that address these important, and often confusing issues.

website workday

Sunday, May 22, 1-4pm (Greenwich -4)
Openflows/Greenmap Office: 220A E. 4th St. (betw Avenues A & B), NYC
remote participation possible

Thoughts on Helene Blowers's “Inspiration, Innovation & Lessons Learned from Soap Bubbles”

I'm trying to do more writing, even if I don't always do it in a timely fashion. To wit – on April 8, I attended a talk that Helene Blowers, best known for her 23 Things initiative at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, gave at the New York Public Library to librarians in the metro area. And here's what I thought.

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