jenna's blog

Feb 06 2008

* 550 RT Large-breasted women

Large breasted women of the world--you now have your own subject heading, thanks to Sandy Berman who wrote to LC after seeing my complaint about BREAST--SOCIAL ASPECTS as an inadequate term for cataloging a zine about a woman with large breasts.

Jan 29 2008

More March conferences

Durr...In my post about spring conferences I forgot two, both of which I'm more or pretty much less helping to plan and execute.

Monday, March 10: Google and Libraries (no link yet, sorry) School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 8:45AM – 4:30PM

Friday, March 14: Columbia Reference Symposium 309A Butler Library, Columbia University 8:30am-4pm.

Jan 29 2008

Race, Gender and the 2008 Presidential Election

As much as I try to ignore electoral politics and the U.S. president and stuff, I can't help but give the Democratic primary race some thought--about race and gender.

If I weren't working 'til 9 on Thursday, I'd go to this forum at NYU. It's Thursday 1/31 at The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. from 6:30-8. You're supposed to RSVP.

Jan 25 2008

Conferences, March-May 2008

I'm attending and likely presenting at three conferences this spring, and I'm excited about each one in a way I rarely do about certain giant conferences that meet in such asinine places as Anaheim, California.

These most excellent events are:
The Grassroots Media Conference in NYC on Sunday March 2
Women, Action & the Media in Cambridge, Mass. March 28-30
GLBT ALMS in NYC May 8-10

Jan 15 2008

LCSH weekly lists via email and RSS

I know this is new only to me, but after receiving one issue, I already don't know how I lived before I began my subscription to the Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List.

Jan 15 2008

Billy Bragg Covering Phil Och's Tribute to Joe Hill on You Tube

There's a nice Joe Hill / Phil Ochs / Billy Bragg YouTube video. I know it's long, but try to make it to the end for a bit of a chuckle.

Jan 14 2008

ALA Midwinter report back

Here's my report back from ALA Midwinter 2008. I'll fill you in on my experiences with the Chinatown bus, radical librarian/radical techie love, the zine librarians meet-up, a white privilege workshop, Radical Reference, Movers & Shakers, and vegan eats.

Jan 14 2008

Bursting Like a Pomegranate zine

Comp zine call out: Bursting Like a Pomegranate
I want to start a compilation zine of writings about relationship stuff that people don't feel comfortable publishing under their own names.

Jan 04 2008

ALA Midwinter 2008: schedule

Here are my plans, more or less, for the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia (note sorry to anyone reading this via RSS who gets this entry again every time I update it):

Jan 03 2008

Dive Bar at the New York Public Library

The East Village's skankiest bar is collaborating with its neighborhood library, the Tompkins Square Park branch of NYPL on an art exhibit: "22 Years on Marz: A Retrospective of Artists from Marz Bar Since 1986." ...