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)?
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.
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.