Is your library teaching media literacy?

The California Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee, wants to know what California libraries are doing to educate our communities and library users on media literacy, fake news, and how to be a better informed news consumer.  Our results will be shared at the CLA Annual Conference, November 2-4, 2017. Please take our survey, or feel…

Book Talk: Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute

Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus discuss their new book, Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, winner of the 2015 California Historical Society Book Award. Alice brings to light for the first time in over 100 years, and for the first time in book form, the memoirs of a San Francisco sex worker who published under the…

Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award

CLA’s Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award honors Californian people, groups, and organizations that have made significant contributions to intellectual freedom. Awardees are selected based on recent or important lifetime contributions to intellectual freedom.The Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award honors the memory of California librarian Zoia Horn (1918-2014), who in 1972 chose to serve time in…

California Library Association PRExcellence Award Winner 2016

South San Francisco Public Library’s promotion “Rad American Women A-Z: The Countdown to Rad,” has been selected as the winner in the “Less than $5 Million: Event or Campaign.” category by theCalifornia Library Association‘s PRExcellence Awards Committee. The  library was chosen based on their creative use of social media and online connecting with other local…

Radical Librarianism

What does “Radical Reference” mean to you? Recently I had the opportunity to explore this question in a Radical Librarianism class at Simmons College taught by Laura Saunders. The discussion revolved around the challenges and obstacles we may face when attempting to serve within a “radical” framework. Myself, along with Brian Flaherty, reference librarian at New England Law,…

Guess who booked February’s programs

Just your local sex librarian, educating the public on love, health, respect and sexual pleasure! It’s a dirty job… The lineup features the one and only, infamous and brilliant Carol Queen Phd., Tara Fields Phd., Robin Rinaldi, and a good ol’ fashioned Love in the Library Month Book Swap Social.

Eat My Twitter

Eat My @Twitter ▽ The Party Dec 5 at 7:30pm  Dear Friends and Perverts and Perverted Friends from all fissures of the identity spectrum. As some of you already know, The Center for Sex & Culture will be relocating this winter. All across the Mid-Market section of SOMA, SF rents have tripled (or the buildings…

WE WANT YOU!

The Center for Sex and Culture needs your help during the American Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference.

Cult Classic Valentine and Barry Gifford

On Valentine’s Day at 2PM, the South San Francisco Public library is showing a screening of Wild at Heart.                A great V-Day date movie.  As part of Love in the Library month, and in anticipation of Barry Gifford’s Author Talk, taking place Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.,we are…

The ALA Zine Pavilion Need Yer Zines!

The ALA Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco this summer, during PRIDE weekend, look out SF! I will be volunteering at the Zine Pavilion, and will be there representing the Center for Sex & Culture, make sure you stop by our table at the Zine Pavilion! The Zine Pavilion crew will also be exhibiting…

LOVE IN THE STACKS! SMUT Bang!

The Center for Sex and Culture is having Valentine Book Sale, Cocktail Party, and Open Mic, Thursday, February 12 at 7PM. Nothing says I love you like SMUT! This year give your Valentine the gift that keeps on giving, erotica, literature, how to, or just some straight up porn! We will have a special V-Day…