Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out

Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out

by Katia Roberto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786416084

ISBN-13: 9780786416080

Pub. Date: 05/07/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

"Revolting librarians aren't defined by what they are, they are defined by what they do. In fact, it's not even what they do, but how they do it"—Katia Roberto and Jessamyn West, in the Preface.

This compilation of witty, insightful, and readable writings on the various aspects of alternative librarianship edited by two outspoken library professionals is a

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"Revolting librarians aren't defined by what they are, they are defined by what they do. In fact, it's not even what they do, but how they do it"—Katia Roberto and Jessamyn West, in the Preface.

This compilation of witty, insightful, and readable writings on the various aspects of alternative librarianship edited by two outspoken library professionals is a sequel to Revolting Librarians, which was published in 1972. The contributors, including Alison Bechdel, Sanford Berman, and Utne Reader librarian Chris Dodge, cover topics that range from library education and librarianship as a profession to the more political and spiritual aspects of librarianship. The contributions include critiques of library and information science programs, firsthand accounts of work experiences, and original fiction, poetry and art. Ten of the original librarians who wrote essays for Revolting Librarians back in 1972 reflect upon what they wrote thirty years ago and the turns that their lives and careers have taken since.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416080
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/07/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface: Don't Blame Us; or, We Like You All in Different Ways1
Introduction: Revolting Librarians Rides Again5
IStill Revolting After All These Years: Words from the Original Revolters17
IILibrary School Is Revolting35
Getting the Letters: Library School Redux36
Accreditation: What's All the Fuss?38
Dykes to Watch Out For: Food for Thought42
Why Mo Is Going to Library School43
What I Really Learned in Library School43
What Library Schools Still Aren't Teaching Us45
IIISex, Drugs, and Will You Please Be Quiet - Our Revolting Jobs54
Labia Lumps, Chunky Discharge, and Other Things They Never Taught Me in Library School55
The Other Side of a Balanced Collection57
Failures in Neo-Corporatism: A Random Walk through a University Library59
Taking a Stand61
Are We So Progressive? The Value of Professional Children's Librarianship66
I Was a Teenage Anarcho-Terrorist68
IVCreatively Revolting Self-Expression72
The Growing Web of Catastrophe: The Story of a Mad Librarian73
Young Somali Women in the Library76
Personas Non Gratas; or, An Archivist's Classification of Problem Patrons77
Another Day in the Life of ... Reference Librarian78
Weather Report: Hale and Drivel (or Matt Hale Visits My Library)79
A Librarian's Suicide Note80
Song of the Reference Librarian85
VOur Revolting Issues87
Radicals Defending Tradition: An Appeal to the Baby Boom Generation88
Old Maids and Fairies: The Image Problem92
Library Ethics and the Problem with Patriotism95
In the Stacks and in the Sack: An Undercover Look at Librarians and Erotica100
Librarians! Into the Workers' Corner!104
My Life as a Librarian Exposed! Personal Websites and the Librarian Stereotypes112
Revolting Vocabulary: Mental Health and Language in Revolting Librarians117
Silencing Sandy: The Censoring of Libraries' Foremost Activist120
Libraries to the People, Redux128
Libraries - It's a Good Thing136
Pioneering Progressive Library Discourse137
"Check Out Those Buns"; or, What Do You Say to a Male Librarian?142
Status Quo/Revolution: Language to Silence Dissent in Librarianship144
VIDay to Revolting Day: Our Stories147
What Do Radical Librarians Do? or, Which Way to the Black Bloc?148
Maimonides in the Stacks; or, Digitize This!153
Diary of a Revolting Librarian156
Library Service to the Insane162
The Lost Language of Libraries163
Damage Noted: Journal of a Public Librarian164
High Calling/Low Salary171
"Being a Cataloger Is Better Than Gutting Fish for a Living Because..."173
VIIUnclassifiable176
Astrology and Library Job Correlation177
Why Librarian: The Musical Is Doomed Before It Starts193
Stuck Between a Rock and Another Rock: Job Title Worries194
Hey, Book Wranglers!197
A Bit More Than a Year of Library Reading: a Revolting Bibliography198
See Also: A Collection from Our Contributors203
About the Contributors207
Index213

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