Celeste West passes on

Celeste West was a pioneering radical librarian whose works still inspire alternative minded librarians, especially anarchist librarians, today. She was one of the founders of the Bay Area Reference Center, Booklegger Press, Booklegger Magazine, Synergy Magazine, and one of the editors of Revolting Librarians. She died on January 3rd in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle published her obituary today, clearly written by someone close to her. She was a great one. I think it’s worth thinking about how a lot of the things that are happening now depend on the example and inspiration that she provided…

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