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#OccupyWallStreet Call for Information Managers, Librarians & Archivists 2011/10/05

Posted by nydawg in Archives, Education, Media.
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I don’t know if anybody else has had an opportunity to walk around the
Liberty Plaza #OccupyWallSt #ows festival, but it is truly
incredible . . . Smart people are living there & there’s plenty of
free food donated throughout the day from around the world, and most
importantly, a lending library!  It’s true, i saw it with my own
eyes.  They also have drum circles, Helen Caldicott (last night) and
today, at 4:30 they’re co-hosting a big union rally!

“As the OccupyWallStreet protest movement has held firm and spread
since its inception September 17, the northeast corner of Zuccotti
Park (renamed Liberty Plaza by the protesters) in lower Manhattan has
become the home for the budding revolution’s People’s Library.  The
library already has a website, which proclaims that “information is
liberation,” and this morning, October 5, a “call for librarians” went

“We need help building our catalog and writing our history. Our
readers are enthusiastic and some of them need help finding the right
book,” the post reads. “The right book for the right reader is
fundamental to successful librarianship, so we need public services
folks to come out and conduct reference interviews with people and
help them find ‘their’ book.”

check out the library, and maybe you’ll find those American Archivists
back issues i dumped!