Category Archives: helpers

“Who are your guys?” some radical librarian resources

I listen a lot to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast about comedy. He interviews pretty much everyone you’ve ever heard of in the comedy world (and some people you may not have heard of) and one of the things he always … Continue reading

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interview with Michael Barera, Ford Presidential Library’s new Wikipedian in Residence

White campaign tab with “WIN” in bold, red letters accompanied by a small red fish. I had read with interest the articles that came out recently about the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library getting a Wikipedian in Residence. For more … Continue reading

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On leadership and remembering Aaron

Most people have heard the news that on Saturday, the two-year anniversary of his arrest, 26 year old Aaron Swartz killed himself. I didn’t know Aaron well though I was lucky to have crossed paths with him a few times, … Continue reading

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Helping libraries damaged by Hurricane Irene

Image, which I hope is self-explanatory, by Darien Library. One of the first places I went after the storm was over was the local library. I was supposed to work the day earlier because our librarian literally couldn’t get to … Continue reading

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Louisville Public Library needs help and good thoughts

I was following the Louisville Free Public Library disaster/flooding yesterday via Greg Schwartz’s tweeting and twitpics but I was travelling home. Today, there’s been time for more recapping and reflection from the online community including this very good and succinct … Continue reading

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