Website Refactoring/Redesign Session

Saturday, December 19
1-5pm, drop in anytime
220A E 4th Street (between Avenues A & B), East Village, NYC
Contact if you want to participate remotely

  • Are you interested in Radical Reference or already a volunteer?
  • Do you have experience with website usability or want to gain some?
  • Are you a coder with Drupal, CSS or other web development skills to improve or share?

If you fall into at least one of these categories, please join us!

  • What does the Radical Reference site currently do, and what would we like it to do?
  • What do we like about the site?
  • What do we find frustrating?

The goal of this brainstorming session is to create a wishlist of functions and improvements for the site, and a roadmap for how to implement them.

And stick around after for a little social gathering!

Request for Public Input on Open Access to Federally Funded Research

SUMMARY: With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, requests input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archi

ABC No Rio 2010 calendar

ABC No Rio, which often hosts Rad Ref NYC meetings as well as the tech collective, InterActivist Network, that hosts our site, has a 2010 calendar on sale for $10. It's full of black and white photographs, including one that shows the origin of the space's name. Buy a calendar and help heat the building this winter.

LIS Skillshare presentations

Presentations from the 11/17/2009 Progressive Librarians Guild - UA Chapter LIS Skillshare are now available:

Sysadmins Rock

I thought you all might enjoy this interview from wherein Kristina Clair, sysadmin

Radical Reference User Study (by two library school students)

Dear Radical Reference user,

Would you like to help two Library Science students?

"Radical Reference: Socially Responsible Librarianship Collaborating With Community" article now in print

An article by Lia Friedman and yours truly (Melissa Morrone) is now in print, in the latest issue of The Reference Librarian!

"Radical Reference: Socially Responsible Librarianship Collaborating With Community"

the radical imagination

Please note, this is a thinky sort of a piece rather than an informational one, but this seemed like the right place for it, and I'd appreciate your thoughts, should you have any.

"Free as in what? A debate on open source vs. free culture" at Eyebeam 10/29/09

October 29, 2009
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Eyebeam - 540 W 21st Street, NYC

Now on

By popular demand, we're now microblogging on, too. Open source 4ever!

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