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. About Radical Reference
Radical Reference began as part of the counter-protest against Republication National Convention in August 2004.
(This should tell you that they are far to the left of the political spectrum (think MoveOn.org) and in no way represent the general library community. They will say they are for a more egalitarian society but will demonize you if you have a more conservative stance, calling every thing you stand for "hate' etc.) This is the opinion of one individual and may not reflect those of others -Meredith 10:42, 7 November 2006 (EST)
Blogs/Websites to Watch
- Radical Reference the website of a collective of library workers who provide radical reference services online and offline. The site also includes a blog with posts about radical reference.
Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out
- Radical Reference and the Future of Academic Librarianship by Rochelle Mazar. Note that this article is not about the group Radical Reference, but about radicalizing reference practice in general.
- Out of the Stacks and Into the Streets: Radical Librarians Provide Movement With References
- A marriage of minds James R. Jacobs & Shinjoung Yeo. Library Journal, March 15 2005.
- Radical Reference in the News Index of articles about RR, volunteers, and activities.