1st Portland Radical Reference Collective Meeting
Event Type: Meeting
Topics: Archives, Preservation, Digitization, Diversity, Special Populations, Information Literacy, Instruction, Management, Reference, Scholarships and Grants, Technical Services, Technology, Library Electronic Resources, Youth Services, Other
Contact: Lana or Maggie
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
About the Event
Do you see library work as political or do you want a way to bring your politics into your library work? Do you want to use your library talent to assist other progressive causes in the area? Do you want to swap skills with peers and meet other Portland radical librarians and library workers? If so then please join us at the first Portland Radical Reference Local Collective meeting!
Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. We support activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information. We work in a collaborative virtual setting and are dedicated to information activism to foster a more egalitarian society.
It's important to note that while reference is included in the title, the group is so much broader than reference. Past initiatives have included: outreach to communities, skill sharing, teaching workshops, suggesting changes to Library of Congress Subject Headings, and much more. The group is what we make it, and can grow and change depending on our and Portland's needs.
WHAT: 1st meeting of Portland Radical Reference Local Collective
WHERE: Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave. and Oak (http://www.redandblackcafe.com/)
WHEN: Wednesday, August 20th at 7pm
If you are interested in participating but can't make it to the meeting, please email: RadRefPDX@gmail.com so we can keep you in the loop for future events.
For more information on Radical Reference please see: http://radicalreference.info
Presented by: Members from Radical Reference
No registration required, please just show up or email if you can't make it but want to be kept in the loop.