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Mar 10 2013

LCSH Month 1: of Meatmaster sheep, Optimism in older people, and Spoken word poetry (you're welcome)

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 1, January 22, 2013 are...

Feb 23 2013

Moar Girls Rock camps, please LC

I made the following suggestion/request via the LC suggest terminology form:

Feb 08 2013

Please consider subdividing Straight-edge culture geographically, LC

I submitted the following suggestion/request via the Library of Congress's suggest terminology form:

Jan 28 2013

The Library of Congress welcomes butches and femmes at last, but only if they're lesbians.

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 12, December 17, 2012 are...

Jan 06 2013

Readicide

I'm catching up on my pile of mail, and by "catching up," I mean turning it over and starting at what was previously at the bottom, instead of answering letters immediately or never.

The first thing I found was a copy of a 3/28/11 letter from Sandy Berman to the Cataloging Policy & Support Office of the Library of Congress, recommending they establish the subject heading READICIDE.

Dec 26 2012

Lower East Side Librarian zine 2012

That's my 2012 Winter Solstice Shout-Out and Reading Log.

Dec 26 2012

LCSH Month 11: LC welcomes Bear Sloths and Bondage

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 11, November 19, 2012 are...

Dec 09 2012

Librarian and Archivist Delegation to Palestine

A delegation of librarians, archivists, and other library workers will travel to Palestine in the summer of 2013. We will connect with our colleagues in library- and archive-related projects and institutions there, applying our experience in the form of skillshares and other types of joint work. We will travel as truth-seekers and information-skeptics, eager to dispense with the superficial and inaccurate portrayals of life in Israel/Palestine that we see in the west and to learn about the realities of life under occupation and apartheid. As library workers, we support access to information, and recognize that this goes in more than one direction. Our trip will shed light on how Palestinian voices and information about Palestine reach us (or do not) and how Palestinian people access (or cannot access) information. We will bear witness to the destruction and appropriation of information, and support efforts to preserve cultural heritage and archival materials in Palestine. Upon return to our communities, we will share what we have seen, apply what we have learned, publicize projects we have visited, and otherwise break down barriers to access in any way we can.