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Guest post: #LIULockout

Pirates, here’s a guest post from our comrade Emily Drabinski, a librarian & faculty member at LIU Brooklyn here in NYC. The LIU Brooklyn faculty, who are unionized, have been … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, Alive as you or me. Says I, “But Joe, you’re ten years dead.” “I never died” says he. “I never died” says … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

TOR, Libraries, and DHS: fuck that noise

Our dear comrade Alison Macrina at the Library Freedom Project had the fabulous idea to set up Tor relays in public libraries — after all, providing services and assuring patron … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Guest Post: NYC Nurses

Pirates, the following is a brief article from friend of the library GrungyBerns, a nurse here in New York City. Nurses at hospitals in the city have been deep in … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

To Do: Digital Rights in Libraries

[Hi, pirates. The following is a press release from our dear comrade Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project. If you are going to ALA, or live near the Bay … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reference Desk: LIS Employment Resources

Pirates. I’ve been back to work for a few weeks now. Which, fuck capitalism, but I got a kitty to feed. Anyway, over the course of my five months unemployed … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

University of Oregon Needs a Records Management Intervention

Hey, University of Oregon, is there something going on that we need to talk about? I’ve been seeing your name in the news a lot. Are you ok? First there … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Reference Desk: 50 Sh…ut up, that book is terrible.

By now we all know that 50 shades of grey, its sequels, and its movie adaptation are all the worst, and have no redeeming value, literary, moral, or otherwise, beside … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Pat Skarda, Professor Emerita & Spinster Aunt to Thousands

I don’t always read my undergraduate college’s alumnae [do stop checking my Latin, though I’ve never studied it, I promise all the feminine declensions are correct] magazine, but I do … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 8 Comments

To-do: grants, awards, etc.

It’s that time of year: when the masters deign to grant a paltry few with some scraps and pennies in pursuit of all the vast realms of knowledge, which rightly … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Holding pattern

Dearest pirates. One of us has the flu while writing finals & the other is working their tail off on organizing street politics & jail support. We’ll be back soon, … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

#GivingTuesday

Let’s see. Yesterday was Cyber Monday, and I’m not quite sure what that meant, but none of y’all submitted naughty comments, so. Before that was Sunday, and I don’t even … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Archiving for Activists: Resources

Or for anyone, really, who wants to arrange & describe their own collection of papers, ephemera & memorabilia. On Sunday night Amy & I gave a workshop at Interference Archive; … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

#teamharpy, Ghomeshi, and What We Know

[Content Note on all the below for discussion of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.] A Canadian media personality, Jian Ghomeshi, has been making news over the last week or … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

To-Do: The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Ephemera

Pirates! My colleague Amy & I are giving a workshop at the Interference Archive here in Brooklyn this weekend: “The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Ephemera.” From Interference’s website, Do you … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Emma, Utah, You, and Me

Pirates! One of your faithful librarian got laid off last Thursday, so you will probably be hearing more from me, as I try to fill the hours and days of … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

To-Do: Western Mass, NYC, Chicago

A pal brings this event, in Amherst, MA, to our attention: The publication of Hampshire College librarian Alana Kumbier’s book Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive will be celebrated on Oct. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Books Through Bars Fundraiser

Hey, real quick, pirates. Here in NYC Books Through Bars, “a non-profit community group and collective which sends free donated books to people in prison,” is having their annual bingo fundraiser … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

LIS WTF

Hold onto your hats, librarians, you’re hardly going to believe these two bits of news. Yes, they are that busted. ***** First, comes the saga of the Evanston, IL, public … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

To Do List

I’m told Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical based on Tupac Shakur’s music, is very good, but it is closing Sunday after poor box office returns. If you’ll be … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Things You Should Sign Up For/CfP

The NYC Archives Unconference will be at Barnard on September 6, and you should definitely be part of that! Register or propose a session here. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT IS FREE. … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

To-Do List

On Thursday, June 5, is the Phase I opening of the Chachalu Tribal Museum & Cultural Center in Grand Ronde, Oregon. The opening ceremonies start at 4pm, with a tour … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Guest Post: The Strange Life of the Collected Works of Marx & Engels

Pirates, today we have a guest post from friend of the LibrarianShipwreck Ryan Moore. Ryan is assistant professor of sociology at CUNY-Queensborough Community College. He is the author of Sells … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

To-Do List, Volume Next

Join NYC Anarchist Black Cross at the Base for a May Day card-writing night on Tuesday, April 29. Send notes to political prisoners & eat pizza, what could be better? Word … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Librarian Is My Occupation: A History of the People’s Library of Occupy Wall Street

As we’ve mentioned several times (sorry [not really]), your dear co-captains wrote a chapter in the recently-released book Informed agitation : library and information skills in social movements and beyond, … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 14 Comments

Welcome home, weev!

Internets! Great news! Whatever you think of weev (Andrew Auernheimer, @rabite), hold your tongues for just a couple minutes and instead welcome him home from prison. That’s right, he was … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tonight: Informed Agitation at Bluestockings

Tonight your dear co-captains, along with some of our brilliant friends and colleagues, will be at Bluestockings to speak about Informed agitation. We hope you will all come see us! … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Introducing the Tiebrary

Hey, pirates, did you know you will shortly be able to borrow a tie from the library? You heard that right! From friend of the Shipwreck Lauren, of Urban Librarians … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Poster News

  Careful readers of the Vintage Poster Blog [Shipwreckers, see link at bottom] might recall a post I wrote about Assam Attia and his NYPD satire posters over year ago. … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Do List [updated]

Friends of the Shipwreck John & Molly Knefel are having the monthly Radio Dispatch Live! at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, March 26 at 8pm. This month their guests are … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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