PLG Report from the U.S. Social Forum

The Progressive Librarians Guild had representatives at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta in March, in partnership with representatives from Radical Reference. Elaine Harger and Kathleen de la Peña McCook wrote a report on their activities and their experience at the Forum. I think it’s a good restatement of how librarianship and the Left are connected and offers some inspiration, some rejuvination, and the challenge of a good example for anyone who wants to mix Left activism with their librarianship but has become inactive out of a sense of disaffection and hopelessness in the Bush years.

A big thank you to Elaine and Kathleen and to Radical Reference reps Melissa Morrone, Dena Marger, and Susie Husted for making the trip and participating. I hope the experience generates a lot of new activity.