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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

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

Books Through Bars Fundraiser

Hey, real quick, pirates. Here in NYC Books Through Bars, “a non-profit community group and collective which sends free donated books to people in prison,” is having their annual bingo fundraiser … Continue reading

September 18, 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

“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

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

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

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

Get out your pens!

Ok, librarians, bookish types tend to also be pretty prolific letter writers, so break out the stationary and find some stamps, because we’ve got another political prisoner who needs some … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Liberate our education, please.

I’m really tempted to stop coming up with witty post titles and instead call everything “Fuck all y’all.” I’ve said this recently, I know, but, hot damn is neoliberalism a … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Upcoming Library Events: Mostly Drinking

If you’ve got nothing to do after work this Tuesday, join ULU for their May happy hour at LIC Bar, on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, at 8pm.  They … Continue reading

May 20, 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

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, or, Copyright Shitfuckery

Last week I ran into Lopi LaRoe, a dear comrade, on May Day.  Lopi is a fabulous artist here in New York and has done a lot of beautiful work … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Odds & Ends: mostly about Bluestockings

First of all, the monthly Radical Librarian Book Club at Bluestockings would normally be this weekend; it is being skipped this month, so the next meeting will be Sunday, May … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

#winning

Dearest supporters, we’ve been paddling like the dickens under the surface here lately, and I have big news for you! Our court case against New York City’s various officials and … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a 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

The Library in the High-Rise’s Lobby

So, have you heard the one about the library in financial trouble? You have!? Of course you have. That question hasn’t changed much in the last years, but luckily the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 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

This Sunday: Radical Librarians Book Club at Bluestockings

Reminder, friends, this Sunday, March 17, at 2PM is the monthly meeting of the Radical Librarians Book Club at Bluestockings, located at 172 Allen St. in Manhattan.  From their website: … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rebel

A few weeks ago I wrote about how pig-fucking awful neo-liberalism is.  (Sometime I wonder what potential future employers will think when I apply for jobs with them and they … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tonight: Librarian Libations

Tonight is the monthly Librarian Libations here in NYC.  6-9pm at Beauty Bar.  Yours truly might stick her head in, depending on the snow and how the other three things I … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Couple Quick Notes

Good AROTE, all.  I’ve two things for you this morning. First, registration is open for the first annual Urban Librarians Conference is on April 5, at the Brooklyn Public Library’s main … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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