Collective Brainstorming: Group Activities, Projects & Interests
Street Reference, Tabling, Flyers
Pride Parade/Dyke march – walk, or provide street reference
Groups that don’t typically go to “bookish” events
Flashmob-type events (Guerilla Queer Bar, Banditos Misteriosos, Zombie walks)
Participate in Boston, Simmons PLG, or create our own
(good opportunity for collaboration)
Tours of cool places or meetings with similar-minded organizations
Papercut Zine Library
South End Press
Book Arts Lab at Wellesley
AS220 – holds workshops that may be of interest
Create/add to resources
Local directory of activist organizations and resources.
Add library-related information & resources if one already exists.
Resource guide for job hunting (general or library specific)
Tips for librarians and others (Access to federal depository libraries [including some at Harvard], MIT’s libraries are open to the public, BPL has decent electronic resources, etc.)
Guest Speakers - Could also have speakers from our own membership,
Member spotlight/one person skillshare
Collaborate with other groups – Simmons PLG, Boston Librarians, NEASIS&T, etc.
Help non-profits organize information, provide research or resources to help them stay afloat
Hold salons or discussions with designated library-related topics, readings, etc.
Prison Book Program - volunteer or hold a book/dictionary drive
Papercut - Losing their space. Suggest other low cost spaces; help with the move or with storage until they find space. Bill H. is in touch with them and forwarded an email recently.
Chinatown Library – Is there anything we can do to help? http://www.cpaboston.org/cyi/librarycampaign.html