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Metro Annual 2013 Slides

Fold, Staple, Share: The Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection from Alycia

I'm just back from a great day at the 2013 Metro Annual Meeting and wanted to share my slides. If anyone is interested in reading the accompanying notes, feel free to get in touch and I would be happy to send them to you.

Fall Conferences in NYC

Just a couple of conferences that look good:

Activism and the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship and Action
September 23-24, 2011
Barnard College

October 10-16, 2011
The New School

A Digital Public Library of America: Perspectives and Directions
October 11, 2011
Columbia University

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS: 2nd Zine Librarians (un)Conference

Call for Workshops: Zine Librarians (un)Conference, ZL(u)C 2011
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 8-9, 2011

Calling all zine collectors, information activists, underground bibliographers and barefoot librarians! We’re seeking librarians of all stripes to lead a workshop or discussion at the 2nd bi-annual (un)conference of zine librarians!

We are interested in hosting informational skillshares that might include hands-on activities, or showcase what your library has accomplished. Your workshop could describe a task, approach, or scheme that would be of interest to fellow zine librarians. We are open to new ways of approaching zine librarianship, whether your collection is housed in an institutional, public, or community library or archive.

Workshops will be scheduled into the rest of the events that will occur on July 8 and 9, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Facilitated discussions and other events will also be worked into the schedule of events by participants at the conference, in the style of bar camp and other unconferences.

Scheduled events will include a zine reading (the culmination of the Orderly Disorder: Librarian Zinesters in Circulation Tour) and tours of local zine libraries, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Special Collections and the Queer Zine Archive Project.

The first Zine Librarians (un)Conference was held in Seattle, Washington in March 2009 at Zine Archive and Publishing Project (ZAPP), to great success. A mini zine librarians conference was held last summer at the Portland Zine Symposium. The second bi-annual (un)conference is to be held July 8-9, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, or to propose a workshop, visit http://mkezluc.wikispaces.com/

Libraries in the History of Print Culture

Excited and nervous for next week's Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America's Library History Seminar XII: Libraries in the History of Print Culture conference in Madison!

Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE)

Yet another conference this summer! I think that hacker interests in privacy and librarian interests are not too far off (or as M claims, growing closer and closer--I hope so). I'm excited for these talks (in addition to seeing a sea of hackers all together):

Report Back: Feminist Pedagogy Conference

I had a moment at the both the beginning and the end of the Feminist Pedagogy Conference yesterday; I relished in the fact that I have the ability spend a day listening to feminist scholars talk about the intricacies of their "intellectual signature"* (and I get paid to do so to boot). I felt really lucky to be at the conference, and savored the feeling of being able to sit and absorb the work of these speakers.

3rd Annual Feminist Pedagogy Conference

The 3rd Annual Feminist Pedagogy Conference is free and open to the public (with registration), and happening on Friday November 6 at the Grad Center. After kicking this cold, I hope to see you there!

I just took a peek at the program and I think this might be one of those times when you have to make tough decisions about which panel to attend (which is a good conference problem to have). Thanks to E. for the link!

Fall 2009 Events

This Fall is a transitional one for me, and also a busy one. I'll be speaking as part of two panels coming up in October, as well as learning the ropes as a new faculty member at the Brooklyn College Library. Hope to see some of you at the following events! (click through for full info)

Library Camp Notes: Critical Pedagogy

I attended Library Camp NYC this week at Brooklyn College.

Jonathan Cope facilitated this session. What follows are my random notes taken during the session.

Critical Pedagogy

Paulo Freire

active and engaged subjects
not a banking model
sage educator implanting knowledge
engagement in the social world, educator as facilitator

authority-subject authority-peer reviewing
does consensus give value?

Who am I to tell students _____?

peer review
evidence-based medicine

Library Camp Notes: Librarianship as an Intellectual Craft

I attended
Library Camp NYC
this week at Brooklyn College.

Jonathan Cope facilitated this session. What follows are my random notes taken during the session. Another participant's notes about this session are

Jonathan Cope facilitated this session. What follows are my random notes taken during the session.

Librarianship as an Intellectual Craft

ethics of print collections (from the past) and how this evolves moving forward