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,…

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…

A message from Carol Queen, PhD- On GiveOUTDay

Join us on #GiveOUTDay May 15th, 2014! Spread the word! In 1994 my partner Robert and I (I’m author and sexologist Carol Queen, PhD) were visiting our friend Betty Dodson, sometimes known as “the Mother of Masturbation,” in her NY home. Why didn’t she bring her fabulous Bodysex workshop to the Bay Area? we asked….

The Little Sex Library that Could

The California Library Association is utilizing a crowdsource voting system, allowing CLA members to weigh in on what sessions will be offered at this years annual conference, November in Oakland. Crowdsource the Vote! You can view sessions by conference track or tags, and you can also search by any of the text in the proposals (title, presenters, description). The Center for Sex and…

Panel Discussion: Community Cataloging Sexually Diverse Zines

The Center for Sex & Culture Library/Archive @ 12th Annual SF Zine Fest! Aug 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm The Center for Sex & Culture presents “Send Us Your Sick & Twisted: Community Cataloging Sexually Diverse Zines at the CSC.” A panel discussion on the advocacy to preserve and present deviant zines at CSC while engaging the community. Presented by:  Anissa Malady, MLIS,…

12th Annual SF Zine Fest: CSC Library & Archive Panel Discussion

Send Us Your Sick & Twisted The Center for Sex & Culture presents “Send Us Your Sick & Twisted: Community Cataloging Sexually Diverse Zines at the CSC.” A panel discussion on the advocacy to preserve and present deviant zines at CSC while engaging the community. Presented by:  Anissa Malady, MLIS, Resident Librarian at CSC; Tess…

Pride Day Open House: Library Book Sale & Fairoaks Project Closing Reception

June 30th 1-4 CSC Library: 2nd Annual Book Sale! The CSC is proud to announce our 2nd Annual  Library Book Sale/Open House.  The 2nd Annual Book Sale will feature even more rare finds and wonderful smutty treasures than our first! Up for purchase  will be all the items from our online Alibirs Bookstore, duplicates of rare magazines…

Collecting Sex Materials for Libraries

Directly from Scott Vieira and Michelle Martinez, assistant professors at Sam Houston State University- who are seeking participants for a survey concerning sex material in libraries. Please find the time to participate- http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NZT9P79 In an attempt to understand librarian and library staff attitudes towards collecting sexual materials for libraries, librarians Scott Vieira and Michelle Martinez, assistant professors at Sam Houston State…

CSC Zineography: Community Cataloging Project

The CSC Library & Archive is embarking on a community cataloging adventure, and we need your help to make it happen. Our library and archive is home to an amazing, unique, wonderfully unusual and, as always, sexual– zine collection. We have begun the process of scanning, gaining permissions, and cataloging this collection. Our hope is to inlist members…