Thursday, July 2, 2020

Librarians with Spines Author Showcase 2: Grace Yamada Interviews kYmberly Keeton

Come hear and interact with two Librarians with Spines: Grace Yamada Interviews kYmberly Keeton about the Black Covid 19 Project, about Hip-Hop and Information Science (kYmberly's chapter was on this).  The conversation will be sure to include aspects of digital citizenship (Grace's chapter was on this topic), books, libraries and more.

Kymberly and Grace from Librarians with Spines

More about the Black Covid-19 Project: 
Keeton--Austin History Center's African American Community Archivist and Librarian was instrumental in organizing and launching Growing Your Roots, the four-day statewide African American genealogy conference earlier this year. But in this case, Keeton is all about the present – specifically about African Americans living through this same pandemic that's sending the AAABF to Zoom this year. She believes their stories matter, and she's collecting them for the Black COVID-19 Index, an independent project she initiated to gather stories, images, audio, and video created by African Americans in response to the coronavirus and these times.  Source: Austin Chronicle
Please sign up for this free event below and we will send you event information: 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Recording:Librarians With Spines Author Showcase One: Ann Matushima Chiu and Cathy Camper

A conversation with Ann Matsushima Chiu and Cathy Camper on 6/27/2020 from 1-2 pm on Zoom! Both Ann and Cathy Camper were chapter authors in Librarians with Spines Vol. 1. Interviewers: Autumn Anglin, Yago Cura, Max Macias.  

Here is the recording of the Showcase:

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Librarians with Spines Author Showcase: Ann Matsushima Chiu and Cathy Camper 6/27/20

Please join us for a conversation with Ann Matsushima Chiu and Cathy Camper on 6/27/2020 from 1-2 pm on Zoom! Both Ann and Cathy Camper were chapter authors in Librarians with Spines Vol. 1. Interviewers: Autumn Anglin, Yago Cura, Max Macias.  This event is free.

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Please fill out the form below to register for this exciting event.  We are requiring registration to avoid unwanted visitors and other forms of Zoombombing.  Once you are registered, we will send you the login information.  

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Librarians With Spines Online Salons....

[Cancelled--we will be back soon with a different, more focused format.   Max]

A librarian with a spine hard at work!

Please join us for a series of Librarians with Spines Salons.

This is a collaboration between Hinchas Press and Lowrider Librarian.

We wish to host conversations between Librarians about important issues such as:

  • Information Literacy in the time of Covid-19.
  • Self-publishing and censorship
  • BIPOC Librarian experience ethnographies, or other related topics.

Anything you all want to talk about--we are pretty open and can have a conversation about anything...

Please join us weekly on Friday evenings from 6-8 pm PST here:

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We look forward to seeing you and hearing what you have to say!

Lowrider Librarian and Hinchas Press

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Cost of Equity Part One...

Part of what is wrong with Equity training in Libraries

When 'equity' preconferences, workshops and other trainings are inequitable it defeats the purpose. 

I don't mean to call out LJ specifically--this is just an example of the absurdity of the cost of DEI training.

If your organization can afford to pay for you--then it is no problem.  But what about those who can't afford it?

Ask yourself how does this relate to inclusion and if this is the model libraries want to pursue.

We want affordable, practical, impactful equity training now!

What role does your State Library play in making equity training affordable for libraries in your state?

What role does your state library association play in making equity training available in all areas of your state?

Does your library make equity training available to you as a library worker?

If yes--that is awesome!

If not, what does this mean?

Equity work is library work and it should be made available to all library boards, staff, librarians and communities.

We have much work to do and we can do it together!


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Librarians With Spines Vol. 2 is the Perfect Holiday Librarian Gift

Hinchas Press
If you have a friend who is a librarian, LIS student or library worker, Librarians with Spines is the perfect gift!

You can get it via AmazonLatin American Book Source, or Hinchas Press.

Some of the Hinchas Press Lineup:

Thank you for your support!



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