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,…

Radical Cataloging

What a great find I came across today-a document by Sanford Berman, the father of Radical Cataloging,  mixed within a book donation at the CSC Library. The document is a petition dated from April 9, 1993 addressed to the Office of Subject Cataloging Policy at The Library of Congress, concerning the issues and difficulties of  users finding “sexual”…