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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

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

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

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

Urban Librarians Conference – 2014

Last year the Urban Libraries Conference was an excellent event and this year…they’re doing it again. There’s still time to register for the “earlybird” price, which even includes breakfast. The … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 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

Will Technological Critique Emerge with Emerging Technology Librarians?

Despite what seems to be a constant chorus foretelling their doom, libraries hold steady. This is not to say that libraries are not shaken by the storms of technological change … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

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

BookExpo America: see your captains in person!

Oh, hey, BookExpo America is in a couple weeks!  And, wouldn’t you know it, your captains will be there!  We, with our lawyer, Normal Siegel, will be presenting the closing … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

#ulcon13 Was Pretty Awesome!

Hi, librarians!  I went to the  Urban Librarians Conference on Friday!  It was awesome!  And not just because I took a day off work to attend!  I hope there are … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Do List (Brooklyn Edition)

Reminder, friends — the Urban Librarians Conference is in a week.  I just registered and my boss gave me the day off, so I’ll be there!  So excited! Also, Saturday, … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Librarians Hit the Streets (and parks)

Sometimes the best way to make people recognize the value of libraries is to put a library somewhere they had not expected: in a park, on the sidewalk, in front … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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