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Rad Ref & Occupy Wall Street Library meet-up

Library workers from Radical Reference and the People's Library at Occupy Wall Street are meeting for drinks at the ALA Midwinter Conference. In Dallas. Texas.

Friday, January 20, 7pm
City Tavern
1402 Main Street

Party all night and then attend A Library Occupies Occupy Wall Street Saturday at 8:30am (What? Yes.).

Also, check out our Alternative Guide to Dallas, made by former Dallasonian Nicole Pagowsky.

Anarchism on Film

For those in the NYC-metro area, this looks like fun: Anarchism on Film series at Anthology Film Archives: December 16-23.

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

website workday

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

Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century: a few comments

I felt like it would be exploiting the bully pulpit of my note taking for the Compensation, Access, and Theft panel at the Anarchist Bookfair to include my editorial comments within the primary written document of the event, but I couldn't resist posting them somewhere!

The Commendable Melissa Morrone

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