This episode we got to sit down with Avi Grundner, a MLIS/MAS student at UBC who is working on a Queer Subject Heading Thesaurus for Out on the Shelves Library. We talk about queer and radical knowledge organization and the power of seeing yourself represented in these systems. Read along with the transcript here. The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic. People and resources mentioned this episode: Avi Grundner and Out on the Shelves Emily Drabinski’s article Queering the Catalog: Queer Theory and the Politics of Correction Out on the Shelves Tag Cloud Out on the Shelves Catalogue Out on the Shelves Classification System LOC cataloguer Netanel Ganin An Archive of Our Own Wrangling Guidelines Library of Congress Subject Headings, including Two-Spirit People and Gender Non-Conforming People (we also recommend Xwi7xwa Library’s guide on Two-Spirit & Indigenous Queer Studies) Academic resources Avi recommends: Drabinski, E. (2013). Queering the Catalog: Queer Theory and the Politics of Correction. The Library Quarterly, 83(2), 94-111. doi:10.1086/669547 Bates, J., & Rowley, J. (2011). Social reproduction and exclusion in subject indexing. Journal of Documentation, 67(3), 431-448. doi:10.1108/00220411111124532 Mai, J. E. (2011). Folksonomies and the New Order: Authority in the Digital Disorder. Knowledge Organization, 38(2). You can reach us at: Email: organizingideaspod [at] gmail [dot] com Twitter: @OrganizingPod Website: https://organizingideaspod.wordpress.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/organizing-ideas/message
Because libraries and archives are never neutral. Taking a closer look at the relationships between organizing information and community organizing. We talk to information professionals, activists, and other insightful folks who have thoughts about what we mean when we say, “knowledge is power”. Hosted by two new librarians figuring things out as we go. We are based on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.