The Chelsea was like a doll's house in the Twilight Zone, with a hundred rooms, each a small universe. I wandered the halls seeking its spirits, dead or alive. My adventures were mildly mischievous, tapping open a door slightly ajar and getting a glimpse of Virgil Thomson's grand piano, or loitering before the nameplate of Arthur C. Clarke, hoping he might suddenly emerge. Occasionally I would bump into Gert Schiff, the German scholar, armed with volumes of Picasso, or Viva in Eau Sauvage. Everyone had something to offer and nobody appeared to have any money. Even the successful seemed to have just enough to live like extravagant bums. p.112
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Radical Reference presents a second evening about how community history is documented and celebrated. Archivists and activists will present parts of their collections and discuss how their work keeps the struggle alive.
Monday, April 26
451 West St (between Bank & Bethune Sts)
$6/10/15 sliding scale (no one turned away)
Details about our first Documenting Struggle.
Saturday, May 1st 2010
Brooklyn College Library
This event is free.
Please RSVP by April 9th.
Everyone involved in this except for the main speaker, Ira Shor, is in Radical Reference: Tom Dodson, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier (facilitators) and Alycia Sellie and Jonathan Cope (organizers).
Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:15AM - 4:00PM
Columbia University, Kellogg Center
15th Floor, 420 West 118th Street, New York City
$100 Early Bird
The Third Annual International Conference
Web 2.0, Social Networking, & Libraries:
How Libraries Are Exploiting Web 2.0 and Social Networking to Improve Service to Library Users and What It Means for Libraries, Library Users, and You, Including Ways to Better Serve Your Own Library Users with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Web 2.0, OPAC and Web Site Enhancements, and more
I ended up with a second copy of this reluctant New Yorker's guide to New York City and so had to decide whether the second one would go to the Barnard zine stacks or come home with me. I've decided I need it on hand for all future house guests. In addition to providing excellent food, entertainment, art, and cultural recommendations, Amanda writes cute essays about helping tourists take better photographs and subway incidents (maybe a little less cute, but still somehow cuddly).