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Category Archives: Friends of the Library

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 · 1 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

#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

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

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

Radical Resources for May Day (and every day)

What, you may ask, is the best thing to do with information? Share it of course! Thus, in honor of May Day – also known as International Workers’ Day – … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

Happy Birthday, Jeremy

Dear ones, today is Jeremy Hammond’s 29th birthday.  We here at the Shipwreck wish him well, and hope that it is as happy as can be under the circumstances. Normally, … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a 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

Sharing is Caring

The days following Thanksgiving seem to be all nicknamed with things you can do with money now?  I think yesterday was Giving Tuesday or something?  I hear Monday was Cyber … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a 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

New Address for Jeremy Hammond

Since his sentencing a week ago, Jeremy has been moved to MDC Brooklyn.  Please update your address books, or digital facsimiles thereof, accordingly.  In a few months he will move … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

10 Years

As you may have seen by now, Judge Preska sentenced Jeremy Hammond to 10 years on Friday. I’ve previously mentioned how fucked up & bullshit this whole thing is, but … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Jeremy Hammond Sentencing, Tomorrow 11/15

Friend of the library, Jeremy Hammond, who I’ve written about several times before, is being sentenced tomorrow.  He faces up to ten years.  If you are in NYC, please come … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tonight (10/24)

Quickly, friends, in case you aren’t doing anything else in NYC this evening — Librarians & Archivists to Palestine are giving their report back on the trip they took this … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Hammond: We Write Letters

Jeremy Hammond’s sentencing is coming up next month (you’ll recall that he pleaded guilty back in May).  Judging by her past performance with him, I don’t expect that Judge Preska … Continue reading

October 8, 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

Off Topic

Hi, friends.  I’m just back from vacation, and not much more rested than when I left.  Oh well. If you’ll recall, I work in an art gallery/auction house.  The course … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Do List

Three quick things, friends. First, our pals at Urban Librarians Unite are getting bigger and better by the second.  (Congrats to the new west coast chapter, ULU Bay Area!)  Which … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

From the Reference Desk: Resources

Got a sex question & don’t want to ask at the reference desk of your neighborhood library?  Send it to SEXTAdvice by texting 413-627-sext (7398). You’ll get a text back answering … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jailed Comrades: you’ve got to be fucking kidding edition

I know how much you all like writing letters to locked up comrades, so get out your address books. Jason Hammond, twin brother of Jeremy Hammond, who is still awaiting … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Reference Desk: Unanswered Questions

A dear comrade asked me this one the other day, and I couldn’t find the answer.  Perhaps someone out there in libraryland has resources I don’t have access to & … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

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