ALA is coming up in June, and I just heard about this session…
Please join us in Washington for the ANSS annual program…*Standing up and Sitting in: Libraries and Social Change*
Sunday, June 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Washington Conference Center, Room 151B
Sponsored by the Anthropology and Sociology Section (ACRL)
For more details: http://anssdc.wordpress.com/
Libraries have long promoted social causes and supported social movements, like the fight for civil rights and the women’s movement. And librarians are working to both preserve this grassroots history and to educate their communities about today’s social issues. For this program, activists, historians, librarians and other creative thinkers will discuss their research and involvement in promoting civic engagement and human rights, inviting conversation about how librarians can become engaged in social movements.
Kathleen de la Peña McCook, Distinguished University Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida;
Cheryl Knott Malone, Associate Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona;
John Feffer, Writing Fellow, Provisions Library;
Moderator, Annie C. Paprocki, Anthropology and Sociology Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sounds like lots of fun. You should go. Say hi to me.
In the meantime, IASSIST, the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology, the grand poobah of data conferences, is right around the corner on, oh yeah, TUESDAY!! The blog will be hopping a bit more than usual, so tune in for your data needs. Woohoo for conference love!