Report back on RR Meeting at ACRL 2013

What a fun meeting we had! We bowled duckpin style and didn't really talk in a group about Radical Reference, but many nice interactions and conversations were had. Thank you all for joining us, and being a part of RR!


UPDATED INFO! Are you going to ACRL? then come to the Rad Ref meeting on Wednesday at 7:30at Fountain Square. There will be DUCKPIN BOWLING, and we will talk about projects we are working on or things we want to do, or explain what we are all about and more. We'll meet in the End of the Line Public House for the meeting (and eating if you desire)portion and then move to bowling when we are done!

Meeting at ALA in Anaheim 2012

UPDATE 6/27:

Members of Radical Reference and interested persons met at the Anaheim ALA conference. Because two did not want their names listed, I won't list any, because frankly, I can't remember who is who, and some people felt very strongly about this point.

  • For the non member/interested persons there was a discussion of what RR is, what we do, what we are working on, and the recent conference call where we tackled ideas such as how to get members more involved, and make sure questions were answered in a timely manner.
  • We also discussed the Reference Shelf as a great place to get involved if you are not willing or able to answer questions.
  • Issues with navigation and how the site is set up (ie how to answer questions)was brought up as an issue that some might like to address, if they felt more comfortable with Drupal. Mention was made of the site working parties that have happened in the past and the hopes that another might happen in the future.
  • There was a discussion on the Occupy Libraries and Radical Reference.
  • There was interest from librarians from the bay area in resurrecting that list, and those persons said they would send a message to the main list asking if there were other people in that area that would like to meet/be involved with something.

Thanks all who came and if I missed anything, which is likely, either email me or add to comments.

Tonight's Meeting


Hi everyone

Sorry to send this as an "answer" but I'm at work and therefore blocked from the listerve. argh.

Anyway, I'm going to try to make the meeting this evening but I have a birthday drinks thing after work for a dear friend and it might be obnoxious for me to show up at the meeting half in the bag, so if that's the case I won't come.

There was a lot of interest on the Pratt listserve about RadRef, however a lot of grumbling that the meeting is on a Friday night (I guess lots of bartenders and waitresses aspiring to be librarians!) because they couldn't attend.

I also want to mention that Pratt is having a "librarian swarm" on Saturday October 3rd for Banned Books Week and the organizers wanted me to see if Radical Reference was interested in attending/swarming/etc.

The organizer is Jessica Speer (speer.jessica-atsign-gmail-dot-com)

Here's the date/time info:
Saturday, October 3 between 1 & 3 pm. @ Union Square.

I'm envisioning librarians showing up with a couple of their favorite
challenged books and whatever freedom-to-read paraphernalia they can get
their hands on. We're working on getting pins made for the swarmers and/or
to pass out, if we can swing the $, either via SILSSA's budget or a
last-minute bake sale. We have a page of info/resources on the Google Groups
page, so people can prepare some talking points (most challenged books last
year, etc.).

And the Google Group

If anyone is interested, you can contact Jessica directly.

Maybe I'll see later.


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