Following the model of the unconference, this will be a peer education session facilitated by a public and an academic librarian. Participants (librarians, non-librarians & creators of media) will be discussing the current and historical significance of having their works preserved in library collections, the barriers radical/independent/local media can encounter in public/academic libraries, strategies for inclusion (from inside and out), and the social/political consequences of exclusion. Participants will be asked to share their successes, challenges, and strategies for getting their publications (of all types, e.g. books, newspapers, videos) into library collections.
Facilitated by Jenna Freedman and Jess Ross.
- For Small Presses and Local Authors: Marketing Your Materials to the Salt Lake County Library System last revised 2003
- Getting Alternative Press Titles Into Libraries/Promoting Alternative Titles In The Library From the Alternative Media Task Force, Social Responsibilities Round Table, American Library Association, posted in 2006
- Mossman, Katherine. Serving the niche: Viewing libraries through Chris Anderson’s "Long Tail": lens. Library Journal. July 16, 2006.
- Dilveko, Juris. "An alternative vision of librarianship: James Danky and the sociocultural politics of collection development." Library Trends. Winter 2008.
- Hoffert, Barbara. "Who's selecting now? As Phoenix Public Library boldly passes on selection responsibilities to its vendors, some libraries follow -- and others dig in." Library Journal. September 2007.
- Martin, Robert S., et. al."The Impact of Outsourcing and Privatization on Library Services and Management". Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies; Commissioned by the ALA's Outsourcing Task Force in 1997. Published in 2000.
- Pattee, Amy. "Expedient, but at what cost? How vendor tools can fit into best practice." School Library Journal. Jan 2009.
- Pearl, Nancy. "Gave 'em what they wanted: The team that gave us the "best seller" library and centralized selection." Library Journal. September 1996. [Pearl interviews Charlie Robinson and Jean-Barry Molz of the Baltimore County Public Library.]
- Rogers, Michael. "Baker & Taylor branches out." Library Journal. March 2005.
SEE ALSO Taking Back Wall Street: http://nycgrassrootsmedia.org/node/1598, presented by Aliqae Geraci and Karen Okomoto