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Category Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Beyond the Prototype: Libraries as Convivial Tools in Action

How important are the technologies found in a library to the actual library? Are libraries simply places where various tools and technologies are used, or can libraries (themselves) be viewed … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Treat Your Personal Library…Like a Library

Have you ever found yourself at a gathering at which a speaker says something along the lines of “it’s important to read”? Or perhaps you’ve found yourself at a gathering … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

“Walking Makes the Road” and the Library

It can be easy for librarians to take space for granted. After all, there are many issues with which libraries must contend, but generally the physical building itself can be … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Where Are They Now? The People’s Library Today

For many librarians the experience of reminding patrons to “please, return the books when you’re finished with them” is fairly common. After all, the idea of a person returning a … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Modeling a Different World – The Library and PreFigurative Activism

From Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to Turkey’s Gezi Park to Occupy encampments across the USA and Canada to Egypt’s Tahrir Square to Ukraine’s Euromaidan protests in Kiev – libraries have … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 10 Comments

Make Your Library the Protest

It is an exciting time to be a librarian. No, really. Whether it is a result of potentially positive changes or due to worrisome occurrences (budget cuts) libraries (and by … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 7 Comments

Librarian is Still My Occupation – Another Epilogue

When most people think of the People’s Library (from Occupy Wall Street) the image they conjure up is of the library in its heyday: those two months in the Fall … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

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

Informed Agitation

Interested in librarianship? Archives? Activism? That place where participation in social justice movements intersects with the library world? Well, we here at LibrarianShipwreck certainly are (as you might be able … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Day We Fight Back (should be every single day)

So, what are you doing today? Hopefully you are going to take a moment to call or e-mail congress (or the appropriate equivalent) and demand that action be taken to … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

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