Daily Thoughts 10/29/2011
This morning, I updated the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the library. I also spent some time learning Microsoft Excel 2007 on Lynda.com.
I finished reading Public Parts by Jeff Jarvis. The book ends with some thoughts on transparency and government. Jeff Jarvis is describing the recent movement to create more open government. He is describing the technology of the internet as a tool which will fundamentally change society for the better.
I have been following the bits on libraries and Occupy Wall Street. There is quite a bit out there. Right now, I am watching as events unfold. I find it rather interesting that there is a literary component with a poetry anthology, library, and book coming in December. I am being a bit random and just pulling articles which I liked and seemed interested in. Think of it as uncataloged browsing.
It looks like it could have some very interesting intellectual underpinnings. There is a sign that there could be some writing worth seeing soon. I don't think that I will visit the physical site. I know that Urban Librarians Unite has visited the protest site.
While I was reading through this, I noticed that the Twitter feed for the library went up on October 10, 2011 and the Facebook page went up on September 26, 2011, so the social media presence for the Occupy Wall Street Library is fairly new. I can't really endorse them. The thinking is still very loose and amorphous.
I also have questions about whether Occupy Wall Street supports entrepreneurship, microlending, more local manufacturing like the maker movement, creative forms of work like coworking, green business, and projects focused on community improvement through business.
New York Review of Books on Occupy Wall Street
Note the date on this article, November 10, 2011 about 12 days from now.
Occupy Librarianship: 5 Variations on a Theme
Why The Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries
From Chomsky to the Onion: What's on the Shelves at Occupy Wall Street's Library
Intellectual Roots of Wall St. Protest Lie in Academe-- From Chronicle of Higher Education
Protesters Hone The Art of the Movement
Occupy: The Intellectual High Ground-- From The Guardian in Londonhttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/us/tent-libraries-occupy-boston-and-beyond.html?_r=2&hp
For Quiet Moments Between Protests, a Growing Libraryhttp://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/for-quiet-moments-between-protests-a-growing-library/%20
This is the third article I have found about the Occupy Wall Street Library from the New York Times.
Occupy Wall Street Book Coming In December
A Library Occupies The Heart of the Occupy Movement (From American Libraries)
Occupy Wall Street's Library Keeps Growing
I find it interesting there is a children's collection.
Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology
Occupy Graphic Novels
The theme of V for Vendetta seems popular.
Famous Writers Including Salman Rushdie And Neil Gaiman Sign On To Support Occupy Wall Streethttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/14/famous-writers-occupy-wall-street-rushdie_n_1011218.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
The Eclectic Reading List at Occupy Wall Street
The Occupy Wall Street Library (From The Rumpus-- It looks like a blog related thing)
As A Revolution Takes Root, A Library Grows
The Occupy Wall Street Library
It looks like most of the major library publications have covered the Occupy Wall Street Library including Kirkus Reviews, American Libraries, Library Journal, and School Library Journal.
What are Occupy Wall Streeters Reading?
There it is, Publishers Weekly, now there are most of the library magazines I read.
Rad Ref at Occupy Wall Street
Radical Reference has been around for quite a while. My opinions are different than theirs.
The Occupy Wall Street Library-- from the New Yorker
The Library at Occupy Wall Street, The Peoples Library
The Press Release for the Occupy Boston Library
West, Jessamyn. (2011, October 25). The temporary autonomous library at Occupy Boston, an interview with Kristin Parker. librarian.net
Nanos, Janelle. (2011, October 25). No Dewey Decimals in Dewey Square. Boston Magazine Blog.
Tagholm, Roger. (2011, October 25). Star Books: Occupy London Protest Inspires Improvised Library. Publishing Perspectives.
Occupy Writers-- A Group of Writers In Support of Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Libraries on Library Thing, Includes Catalog of Books In Library
The Flickr Photostream at Occupy Wall Street
The Youtube Video from October 10, 2011 on the Occupy Wall Street Library. This is a link. I am not embedding anything.
Occupy Wall Street, 26 Oct - The People's Librarian-- A second video
Lovelorn and Seeking A Bailout of the Heart -- A Little Poetry.