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1 …librarians are more freedom fighters than shushers. --Carla Hayden, Ms. Magazine Mission Statement: Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library.

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1 1 …librarians are more freedom fighters than shushers. --Carla Hayden, Ms. Magazine Mission Statement: 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. photos from RNC 2004

2 2 Online Answering questions Other resources international collaboration decision making process

3 3 in the street ready reference kits handouts rumor control communications

4 4 Instruction –conference, IMC, and classroom skillshares on –fact checking, FOIA & FOIL, public library resources, advanced Internet research, "web 2.0" tools, open source softwarefact checkingFOIA & FOILpublic library resources advanced Internet research"web 2.0" toolsopen source software At ALA –skill shares at Counterpoise, now SRRT booth onCounterpoiseSRRT –police codes, blogging with Bloglines, street reference, alternative libraries, etc.blogging with Bloglinesstreet referencealternative libraries

5 5 Helping ourselves, too Community –LIS Education Forum –Critical Mass Bicycling Resources Critical Mass Tip Sheet –Pride parade Local collectives –Autonomous –Salons in NYC: activism at work, copyright, race, social forum

6 6 Notes and Credits Ask a question Volunteerregister with the site and then us your username so we can authenticate you and add you to the discussion list Contact us This talk was created using OpenOffice Impress 2.3 Made available on a Drupal content management systemDrupal


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