This is the text of a talk I gave at UCLA’s Information Studies department back in 2015. I think I meant to someday do something with it but my dad had just died, then I got locked out, then cancer hit my family, then cancer hit me. I’m getting my writing back up and running… Continue reading From the archives! “Infrastructures of Practice: Standards and Everyday Librarian Life “
I had the enormous pleasure of chairing a panel at the OAH conference in Philadelphia last week. Here’s our abstract: I offered some framing of the conversation, which I’m sharing below. Given the structural conditions all of us face, any conversation about the production, organization, preservation, circulation, and meaning-making of “stuff” inside and outside the… Continue reading Organization of American Historians conference
So many thanks to Karen Nicholson and Maura Seale for inviting me to write the foreword to their fantastic new collection, The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship. And thanks to Library Juice Press for facilitating open deposit of our chapters! Here’s my contribution.
There’s a material world, with actual things in it, and actual real things actually matter in it. It feels like being rolled over by a truck because we were just rolled over by a truck. It isn’t hard to make a bully feel bad. At the end of the day you just count it up… Continue reading Things I want to remember about today