I'm attending and likely presenting at three conferences this spring, and I'm excited about each one in a way I rarely do about certain giant conferences that meet in such asinine places as Anaheim, California.
These most excellent events are
- The Grassroots Media Conference in NYC on Sunday March 2
Radical Reference is a partner organization in this event and will offer 1-3 workshops. The one I pitched is on Fact-Checking. What can I say, I feel very strongly about journalists being responsible and getting things right. Quote from my proposal, "The independent media need to be more responsible than the lying, biased corporate publishers (and not make broad unprovable accusations!) in order to be taken seriously."
- Women, Action & the Media in Cambridge, Mass. March 28-30. With fellow Rad Reffie Lana Thelen, I'll be doing another fact-checking type of presentation. This one is called "Research Like A Librarian: Fact Checking and Critical Thinking." I'm extremely stoked to be hanging out with feminists all weekend. It's not that I normally spend time with misogynists or anything, but I'm not sure that much of my local posse puts feminism/gender super high on their list of self-identifiers or priorities.
- Last is the GLBT Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections (ALMS) conference in NYC May 8-10. Our zine panel was put together by the librarians of QZAP (the Queer Zine Archive Project), who were kind enough to invite Kelly Shortandqueer of the Denver Zine Library and me to participate.