cool, it's that point my career where I have so many meetings at SAA I'm not sure how many sessions I can actually manage to get to besides my own. I know this is a good problem to have but it's also kind of stressful at the same time.
MoMA's unionized workers have been without a contract since May 20: http://www.artnews.com/2018/08/06/moma-union-demonstrates-negotiations-museum-continue/
"We are curators, librarians, visitor services, stewards, accounting, and we are in contract negotiations. We thank you for your support and we have a museum. Solidarity forever is our message."
(cc @TeamMidwest )
I think this is a pre-print but W O W i am excited to read this thing about the committee on women and feminism in 1970s-1990s SAA https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alex_Poole/publication/326426924_Be_Damned_Pushy_at_Times_The_Committee_on_the_Status_for_Women_and_Feminism_in_the_Archival_Profession_1972-1998/links/5b4d132045851507a7a5b0fa/Be-Damned-Pushy-at-Times-The-Committee-on-the-Status-for-Women-and-Feminism-in-the-Archival-Profession-1972-1998.pdf
*Ron Howard voice* actually over 3,000 libraries have copies of Capitalism and Freedom
This page for the Heartland Institute (a leading climate change denial organization) library is one of the funniest things I've ever read. Counteracting those Marxist university libraries that have no titles by Milton Friedman or Friedrich Hayek!!!! https://www.heartland.org/about-us/what-we-do/library/index.html
And yeah, a lot of C&U archivists have no clue about records management and it's obvious if you spend any time on the C&UA listserv where people ask some real humdingers.
Yeah I said it: there are some professionals that are better at dealing with certain groups of records than archivists are. Like university registrars, the biggest post-custodial rockstars of all.
Going out with a whimper is a Bush family tradition
Every time I open up the SAA conference schedule I hear SCHED! in my head pronounced the exact same silly way as in "JEB!"
This is cringe-worthy advice for someone supervising a museum intern. Ask a Manager is what you get when you bring workplace queries about actual justice issues to management instead of your workplace comrades who you'd want to organize a union with https://www.askamanager.org/2018/07/my-intern-is-refusing-assignments-because-of-her-politics.html
this article about seed libraries is genuinely very cool and interesting https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/697706
The RepositoryData team's climate change and archives RBMS paper is up https://repositorydata.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/rbms-2018-presentation/
please someone write something about unions and/or organizing workplaces into spaces where administrations are required to share governing power with workers. I'm getting extremely tired of the coopting of the language of social justice by library administrators https://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/?p=5807
who on here is gonna be at RBMS?
Seriously having kittens over the fact that from a superficial preview, this book does not appear to pass the Tansey test. I may get a copy and report back. https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=931
Lawyers practice different areas of law, they still have general understandings of how federalism works, the rules of evidence, etc. Come the hell on. I am having trouble being polite on this any longer.
It's beyond embarrassing how many working archivists do not have even basic literacy with the PRA or FRA and use "well I don't work with government archives" as an excuse.
Also it gets better and better, totally worth a read https://rbml.acrl.org/index.php/rbml/article/view/3/3