NYC Primaries 2021
Back when every one of my Democratic legislators voted for the USA PATRIOT Act, I switched my voter registration to Green or Independent, or "other." Several years later, I re-enrolled in the D party because primaries are important, in NYC, often more important than the general election for deciding who is going to serve the city (or be served by it). Therefore, and because I fucking hate Andrew Yang, I'm taking the 2021 primaries seriously--and sharing my votes with anyone who stumbles my way. I'll be happy to accept advice and corrections.
Overthrow the Ten-Page Paperarchy: Manifesto Zines
The ten-page research paper has its value, but there are many other ways to demonstrate knowledge. By creating a zine (or podcast or activist campaign, or timeline, etc.), students can explore and show facets of themselves that highlight skills beyond those recognized and valued by an academy built by the ruling class to train its own to self-replicate. Zines and other self-publishing media can speak effectively to an audience beyond a grading-weary professor.
In this workshop, zine makers and zine librarians Jenna and Ziba will model zine-making as a means of challenging the white patriarchy. Participants will create teaching and learning manifesto zines that we hope will bring them joy and a sense of empowerment.
Zine Template: 1/4 size, 8-page zine in InDesign with bonus pdf & docx
Reviews on the Move
I'm finding blogging my book reviews tedious, so I'm experimenting with moving my operation to Goodreads. Find me there.
Dear LC, can we talk about Revenge Porn?
Here's what I wrote on the suggest terminology feature of the Library of Congress's linked data for subject headings:
I recommend adding Revenge porn as a new subject heading.
Currently titles on this topic are assigned a series of LCSH, such as Revenge
and Internet pornography.
The Meaning of Birds
This was another accidental #Macvillain read, so I'm not going to review it. I hope Meredith Russo gets a better publisher soon.
On the Zine: A Celebration of Zines at Williams and Beyond: Library Staff
I'm talking to the Williams College library staff about zines library stuff. ☺