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Don't Travel to ALA without Your Travel Mug

From: Task Force on the Environment, American Library Association

To: All Librarians Attending the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Librarians Raise Their Cups for Planet Earth

The Task Force on the Environment of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (TFOE-SRRT) wants conference goers to bring their favorite traveling mugs and water bottles in support of efforts encouraging the American Library Association (ALA) to reduce its carbon footprint. TFOE will launch this event at the upcoming ALA 2008 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia from January 11-14, 2008. The title of this campaign is "Cup by Cup for a Greener ALA." The campaign will show that ALA members are ready to make lifestyle changes for sustainable conferences and to protect the health of the Earth.

Rad Ref at ALA Midwinter 2008

Thanks to Karen from Philadelphia, Radical Reference will meet during the ALA Midwinter conference at The A-Space on Saturday, January 12 from 6-8pm

Shinjoung Yeo: librarian, activist, Bitch superstar

Shinjoung Yeo was profiled in the Winter 2008 issue (no. 38) of Bitch, as part of the "Bitch in: Cool Activists, Good Causes" column. It's on page. 33 and was written by Marjorie Asturias-Lochlear.

About half the article is about Radical Reference, but it also discusses feminism and race. Her fave five activist entities are listed as

ALA Midwinter: Diversity Discussion Group on White Privilege

The ALA Office for Diversity is sponsoring a discussion on white privilege among its events at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia.

The discussion will be Saturday, January 12, 2008, 1:30-3:30pm Loews Hotel, Lescaze Room, 1200 Market Street

website upgrade

Yesterday InterActivists Eric and Mark, with a minuscule amount of help from John, Melissa, and me, upgraded the Radical Reference site from Drupal 4.7 to Drupal 5.3.

Whites Confronting Racism Workshop in Philly Nov 30-Dec 2

I hope folks won't perceive this post as terribly off-topic for Radical Reference. I think understanding and confronting one's own racism is essential work for all activists, regardless of the primary missions of their various projects.

Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair: Radical Reference presentations

Radical Reference is participating in two different presentations at this year's Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair in Baltimore.

The first is Radical Information For All: Radical Public, Academic, and Independent Libraries and Services.

Library Activism & How to Effect Change

Radical Reference NYC presents a salon discussion on effecting change in librarianship.

Sunday, September 23 at 5pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St., 3rd Floor

How do you launch an alternative press collection, develop a radical films series, organize a union, start a group (like Radical Reference), etc? Come hear how others have achieved their pet projects and brainstorm new ideas and ways of implementing them.

Green Librarianship Wiki

One outcome of Library Camp NYC's session on Green Librarianship was the creation of a wiki, hosted by Radical Reference. Please contribute!

free conference on human rights archives and documentation

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/humanrights//conferences/2007

Human Rights Archives and Documentation:
Meeting the Needs of Research, Teaching, Advocacy and Social Justice

Conference at Columbia University October 4-6, 2007

The conference is free; registration is required.

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