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Category Archives: Reference Desk

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

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

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

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

Reading Recommendations, Please

So, hey, out of all the books & articles & zines & whatnot in the universe, what might loosely fall under the heading of “radical librarianship” and is worth reading? … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

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

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

Reference Desk: Resources

Ahoy!  One of your captains (me) has been overwhelmed by the universe lately, and so not posting much. Sorry!  Let me make it up to you with links to sundry … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

From the reference desk: Resources

Happy Monday, librarians!  Let me introduce you to a handful of interesting, maybe slightly off-beat resources.  You know, because sometimes patrons ask you about the weird stuff.  Feel free to … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment


A reminder, dear readers — our reference desk is here.  Queries may be sent anonymously and we will try to find info & answers.

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reference Desk

We present to you the reference desk.   Ask questions  — anonymously, if you’d like — and we’ll try to answer them. Note (6/28/2016) – we have heard reports that this … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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