radical librarianship

Answer: QUESTION: how/where to become a radical librarian


Just to give you a few more resources, aside from programs:

Library Underground

A guide to alternative library culture on the world wide web


These links lead to organizations that support, fight for or actively moblize information professionals and the general public around political, social, and cultural issues.

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QUESTION: how/where to become a radical librarian

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I was wondering if anyone could help me out by telling me what steps I'd need to take in order to become 1. a librarian 2. a radical librarian.

I have a BA and am working on an MA, so I can't repeat either of those steps!

Also, I am in Canada and would prefer to do my studies in the GTA/Ontario, or the East coast.


QUESTION: How do I do what you do?

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I am a young professional librarian struggling to find ways to make her skills useful to the world at large. What is the best way to go about doing that if one is essentially broke and armed only with a Motorola Droid (which might explain the lack of funds to some extent)?

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Hello! You mentioned that you heard about RR through an LIS program. Your university might have access to The Reference Librarian (journal), in which case you can read Lia Friedman and Melissa Morrone's article "Radical Reference: Socially Responsible Librarianship Collaborating With Community." The article isn't free, but you can see if your university has access by clicking on the link below. If it doesn't work, you might want to check with your university library or try searching for the journal "Reference Librarian" in the library catalog.

Link: Radical reference article

You might also want to look at the Radical Reference page for "Alternative Libraries and Infoshops." This page has links to progressive library collections and (at the very bottom of the page) a list of articles related to radical librarianship.

Link: RR Alternative Libraries Page

I hope these help!

take care,

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