Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Thursday, October 5 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Revolting Librarians Make Art

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Librarians and others who love libraries have been making art about libraries for decades. Many radical librarians wrote and created art in the 1960s-70s that was published in the 1972 book, Revolting Librarians. Inspired by this book, this session's presenter founded the Library Information Brigade project, creating digital and letterpress prints advocating for libraries and librarians. Other artists and designers have also responded to the many issues that libraries face, such as Rebecca McCorkindale's Libraries are for Everyone images and the Chapel Hill Public Library's Banned Books Week trading cards. Join us at this session to learn about art and artists advocating for libraries, digital apps and programs that can be used to create pro-library art to share via social media or elsewhere online, and to get hands-on with craft materials creating your own collages or other artworks celebrating and supporting libraries and library workers.


Monica R. Howell

Serials Librarian, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Monica is a librarian, archivist, and book artist. She has an MLS with an emphasis in archival studies from the University of Maryland and has been working at Northwestern Health Sciences University in various roles for four years. She has completed the Core Certificate in Book Arts... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
Meeting Room 104