Look what I found on the shelving carts!
Revolting Librarians Redux edited by Katia Roberto and Jessamyn West (Vermont pride!)
(Also I’ve been practicing my eyeliner but you can’t really tell in this photo.)
After accidentally taking a break from reading this (mental health breakdown during finals, you know how it is, yolo, etc) I was finally able to finish reading RLR. Originally I was like, “I’ll write a real book review!” and then I realized that I still need to finish the syllabus for my independent study and help organize a conference and also like you know sleep so I’m just going to say this instead:
I fell in love with this collection of essays. As someone who as tentatively started calling themselves a “radical” this book ended up being a really affirming read. Some might find the contexts of certain essays to be a bit outdated (it was published roughly a decade ago) but that doesn’t take away from the their heart, spirit or message. Definitely a must read in my mind (even for non-library minded people- there are plenty of good essays on academic/intellectual freedom and censorship and access to information rights, etc.) and probably something I’ll end up buying for myself as an end of the semester present.