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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

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

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

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

Poster News

  Careful readers of the Vintage Poster Blog [Shipwreckers, see link at bottom] might recall a post I wrote about Assam Attia and his NYPD satire posters over year ago. … Continue reading

March 28, 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

“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

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

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

Hammer beats Scissors? Library Cuts and Stack Demolition

One of the peculiar comforts of modern living is that no matter where you look things are suitably messed up that there is work to be done. While this lulls … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tonight: friends of the Shipwreck

Sorry for the short notice, but my brain is a little fried. Not that that’s anything out of the ordinary. Anyway, John & Molly Knefel of Radio Dispatch (@Radio_Dispatch) are … Continue reading

June 26, 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

Books everywhere.

Weekend before last I went up to Queens (for those not from NYC, that’s a long and arduous journey for a Brooklyner like me) to help Urban Librarians Unite sort … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free Cooper Union

Students at Cooper Union here in NYC have been occupying their president’s office for the past two days, in response to their school’s announcement a couple weeks ago that incoming … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

From the Comments

Because I think it’s important enough — The Luddbrarian linked to NYC Antifa’s blog (“…an autonomous blog that is trying through different media…[to] help to build, defend, educate and create an … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tonight & Tomorrow: Jeremy Hammond

To review, Jeremy hammond has been locked up here in New York for over a year awaiting trial for the Stratfor hack.  He has court tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10, at … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Artifce, the Artificers, and the Art World

Many an artist has known the taste of poverty. Thus, to honestly assess the history of art requires—at least—some recognition of the important role that “patrons of the arts” have … Continue reading

April 5, 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

No Soda, No Tobacco, No Libraries

Mayor Bloomberg has been spending a lot of time worrying about your health (assuming you’re a New Yorker) lately. While he has been active in campaigning for stricter gun regulations, … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

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

The Name Chiseled Above the Door

For those who don’t know, the actual name of the NYPL main branch on 42nd street (in NYC) is the: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Who is this Stephen A. Schwarzman? … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

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