Thanks to everyone who came to Story Time with the Que(e)ry Librarians last night at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division! And thanks also to our lovely readers. We had a great time and hope you did too.
For those who asked, here’s a list of the selections we heard last night, with links to worldcat to help you find a copy in a local library or bookstore:
"Ill Fit" from The Aversive Clause by B.C. Edwards (forthcoming)
Daddy, Papa, and Me by Lesléa Newman (2009)
The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1904)
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai (2011)
The Whale Who Wanted to be Small by Gill McBarnet (1985)
Freak Show by James St. James (2007)
Miss Twiggley’s Tree by Dorothea Warren Fox (1966)
"Miss Lucy Had a Steamboat" from How They Met, and other stories by David Levithan (2008)
We hope you’ll support BGSQD and these authors! We hope to have more events like this in the future, so stay tuned.
A Radical Librarians Book Club will be starting on Sunday, July 22, at Bluestockings Bookstore on the Lower East Side. We will be meeting at 2pm, on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Our book for July 22nd is Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarians and is available for sale at Bluestockings. The book for our second meeting, on August 19, is Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century.
The Radical Librarians Book Club is a group of aspiring and current librarians, anyone in the information science field, and people who are invested in re-envisioning the traditional library. We seek to examine issues of librarianship from a radical, politically-focused perspective, and build community within the field. We look forward to reading such texts as Radical Cataloging, Revolting Librarians Redux, and more.
Feel free to come check it out, and bring your ideas for future books/discussions.
Email us at RadLibBookClub@gmail.com with questions, or to get on our mailing list (1 email per month, announcing the upcoming books).
Hope to see you there,
Elvis Bakaitis, Erica Saunders, and Sarah Rappo
(Current students in Queens College LIS program)
Ok, folks. Below is the START of a list of library/librarian-ish tumblrs. Please, if I’ve missed you or your tumblr bff, just drop a note in my ask or email. I’ll throw this in a link on my homepage and I’ll eventually sort by alpha, maybe even by type.