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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

We Will Return…Soon(ish)

Do not worry, the shipwreck is still sinking! It has not reached the bottom of the ocean just yet. Nevertheless, one of the captains of this vessel (The Luddbrarian) must … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Two Years of Steadily Sinking

Some ships sink rather quickly, but for other ships the process of sinking can take quite awhile. The latter is, evidently, the case here at the Librarianshipwreck as today marks … Continue reading

February 3, 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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

World’s Oldest Procession

Short notice, bookish types, but if you’re not doing anything this evening & are within shouting distance of Brooklyn, you should definitely join friend of the Shipwreck Melissa Gira Grant … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lucy Parsons Library – Opens Tonight!

Question: What’s even better than a great community space? Answer: a great community space with a library! And tonight (March 1, 2014) The Base (in Brooklyn) will be celebrating the … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday! We’ve been sinking for one year (and counting)!

One year ago today we cast off from port and headed out to sea whereupon we quickly crashed and have been sinking ever since. Though this Librarianshipwreck has been taking … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Continued and endless contempt”: Jerry is Free!

Good news, friends! A couple days ago Jerry Koch was released from MCC here in New York. He’d been in there for the last eight months after refusing to talk … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grants, calls for things, etc.

The Barnard Library at Columbia is offering two grants of $2,500 each to researchers using its archives, zine library, or the Barnard Center for Research on Women.  It may be … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Call for…something

The library at Barnard wants to host an archives unconference!  Cool!  But not until next fall, so there’s plenty of time to get your fingers into that pie in the … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Hammond Update

Ok, friends, news this morning is that Jeremy Hammond has reached his new home…. in Manchester, Kentucky.  It’s about a 7 hour drive from Chicago.  But, as Chepe just reminded … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Welcome home, Migs!

Moments ago friend of the LibrarianShipwreck, Rachel Allshiny, picked up Migs (of the NATO 5) from prison.  After having 30 days good time restored, he’s been released earlier than expected, … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Call for Proposals

The Luddbrarian sends me things.  Yesterday it was a call for proposals.  He’s probably bogged down somewhere under a pile of books and cat hair, so I will take the … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

To Do List: mostly NYC again, sorry (updated)

First of all, as previously mentioned, Jeremy Hammond has been moved to MDC Brooklyn, which is in Sunset Park.  There will be a noise demo for him tonight (12/3) at … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Brief Halt in Production

Greetings, Due to some rather questionable life decisions (known as school [and having returned to it]) I am rather occupied at the moment writing for purposes other than “shaking my … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Jason Hammond Update

Y’all!  Prisoner supporter extraordinaire @allshiny tells us that friend of the library Jason Hammond (twin brother of Jeremy Hammond) finally got out of Cook County Jail last night! The motion to reduced the … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cat Pic

Dear readers, I leveled up in librarianship this weekend.  I got my first cat. I’m pleased to introduce Odin, so named for his single eye.  He and his two brothers … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fucked up & Bullshit, But Completely Predictable

I assume you’ve all heard by now that George Zimmerman was acquitted?  Well, he was. Here in NYC, we’ll gather at Union Square at 6pm this evening, Sunday, July 14. … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hey, Queers!

Short notice, but this evening is Que(e)ry’s birthday party.  They’re turning 3! The party, doubling as a send of to ALA, is at Metropolitan Bar, 559 Lorimer St., Brooklyn.  6-9pm.  Yours truly … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Exciting Things Happening Wednesday 5/29

Ok, bookish friends, everything ever is all happening tomorrow.  I’ve mentioned these all before, but this is my blog (partially), so I can repeat myself. First up is the beginning … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Hammond Update

Jeremy had court this morning.  He pleaded guilty to the Stratfor hack & 8 other hacks.  His sentencing is in September, and he could get as much as 10 years … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

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