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Radical Reference Unpanel: Alternative Materials in Libraries

Skillshare offered at the Grassroots Media Conference
Saturday, May 30, 2009
2:45-4:15
Hunter College, 68th & Lexington
Register for the whole conference

Radical Reference member Lia Friedman named Mover & Shaker

Lia Friedman, a core Radical Reference member and one of the organizers of the recent ACRL Preconference Unconference was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Radical ACRL

For those attending the Association of College and Research Libraries conference in Seattle, and those who live in/near Seattle:

Thursday, March 12, 10-2:30pm

Call for Proposals - National Diversity in Libraries Conference

Call for Proposals - National Diversity in Libraries Conference

The 2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, "NDLC2010: From Groundwork to Action," will take place from July 14-16, 2010 in Princeton, NJ.

OutHistory Requests Histories of LGBT Employee Groups

Jonathan Ned Katz, who presented at our Radical Archives event in NYC, posted this call for contributions to the Radical Reference NYC announcements list:

Open Source/Drupal Week in the Northeast: February 23-28

February 23-26 Code4Lib 2009 in Providence, RI costs money, but has been sold out for weeks anyway
February 27 Drupal4Lib Camp in Darien, CT FREE, also sold (freed) out
February 28 DrupalCampNYC6 in NY, NY FREE, meals provided, and there are still seats available

Rad Ref NYC on OCLC Policy Change

Tonight, January 23, 2009 the NYC Radical Reference Collective is hosting a salon style discussion of the new Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records proposed by OCCL.

Even if you can't attend, you might get some use out of the bibliography we're developing or the notes posted by one of our members about a previous discussion on this topic.

diverse, rather than "balanced"

Diedre Conkling of the Lincoln County Library District in Oregon made a comment on the Social Responsibilities Round Table list that I thought might be of interest to librarians, and also to journalists, especially when confronted with questions about "balance" and "neutrality."

ACRL preconference unconference

As an adjunct to the ACRL conference in Seattle in March 2009, members of Radical Reference are organizing an unconference on social justice and alternative and radical collections and programs in academic libraries.

ABC No Rio Clothesline Benefit

If you're in Nueva York...

ATTN: HOLIDAY SHOPPERS!!!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 11 & FRIDAY DECEMBER 12
The Clothesline Benefit Art Sale
Affordable works on paper: $25 - $50
7:00pm - 10:00pm

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