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Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Outby Katia Roberto and Jessamyn West
Synopses & Reviews
"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.
Book News Annotation:
Roberto is with the U. of Georgia Libraries; West is writer and editor of librarian.net. They offer their text as a sequel to Revolting Librarians (1972). Fifty-plus librarians and former librarians contribute short essays on various aspects of alternative librarianship, including library education, the profession of librarianship, political and spiritual aspects of the field, firsthand accounts of work experiences, and original fiction and poetry. Ten of the original librarians contributing to the 1972 text also provide essays in this newest collection. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"See also: a collection from our contributors": p. 203-205.
About the Author
Katia Roberto is the Head of Monographs Original Cataloging at the University of Georgia Libraries. Business researcher Jessamyn West is writer and editor of librarian.net. She divides her time between Seattle, Washington and Vermont.
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