jenna's blog

Oct 26 2007

Leave Your Wallet at Home: Really Really Free Market

From the NYC Anarchists discussion list:

Halloween Rocks!
Celebrate Early at the
4th Annual Really Really Free Market

St. Mark's Church on Sunday, October 28th
between noon and 5 p.m.!

Oct 25 2007

Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair Report Back

I attended the Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair in Baltimore over the weekend. I moderated one talk and participated in another. Radical Reference also had a table, which was staffed by Bostonite Lana, Ohioan Char, New Yorkers Alycia, Julie, Rita and me, Californian Lia, and Megan from Washington, DC. ...

Oct 25 2007

RNC 2008 -- want to be on the welcoming committee?

I'm thinking about going to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul next summer. How about you?

Oct 25 2007

IndyKids--at a school library near you?

Order IndyKids for your public school library! IndyKids has been added to the list of vendors that New York City public school librarians can order for their students.

Oct 24 2007

Loving Natalee--exploitative or just opportunistic?

Librarians are not supposed to judge anyone's choice of reading material. Therefore I'll direct my hate at the publishers of Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith By Beth Holloway, HarperCollins. ...

Oct 18 2007

MLA vs. JSTOR

I'm wondering how others feel about teaching MLA to first year English students. In the past in my library research class (about 70 minutes) I showed MLA, LION, and ProQuest (substitute your favorite multidisciplinary database if your institution doesn't have PQ). Now I'm thinking of killing MLA in favor of JSTOR. (I'd still keep MLA on my subject and research guides, but just not give 7 of my precious minutes to it in class.) ...

Oct 10 2007

Radical Reference NYC Skillshare: Tenants' Resources

Radical Reference's inaugural skillshare in cooperation with InterActivist Network is this Sunday from 4-6 on the 3rd floor of ABC No Rio. ...

Oct 08 2007

The History of Radical Resistance on the LES

Since this is the Lower East Side Librarian blog, I feel obligated to announce this event about the history of radicals in the 'hood.

LIBERTARIAN BOOK CLUB / ANARCHIST FORUM: The History of Radical Resistance on the LES.

Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30pm

The Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street, Manhattan
(just south of Houston St.) ...

Oct 05 2007

quad derby quad rugby

If the Garden State Rollergirls all-stars (the Ironbound Maidens) aren't enough of a lure for you, go to their next bout for the half-time show: "quad rugby." Quad does not stand for the style of skates, but for the nonworking limbs of its players. ...

Oct 04 2007

wikimedia commons freely usable images

I heart Wikimedia Commons. It's my first and usually only-stop shopping for "freely usable media files" when I'm making webpages for the library research classes I teach. (Not all the course guides listed on the previous link were made by me.) ...