Re: [bookcrossing-30] Shelf Life: Deaccession, Reanimation, and the Social Justice Implications of Library Discards

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Sent on: Monday, May 3, 2010 11:06 PM
Thank you but I will be away, forwarded to others, appreciate your sharing. Karen Cooper

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>From: Josh Karpf <[address removed]>
>Sent: May 3,[masked]:22 PM
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>Subject: [bookcrossing-30] Shelf Life: Deaccession, Reanimation, and the Social Justice Implications of Library Discards
>(I plan to go to this talk at the end of this month, if anyone here is 
>also interested. -- Josh)
>Shelf Life: Deaccession, Reanimation, and the Social Justice Implications 
>of Library Discards
>May 24, 2010
>Brecht Forum
>451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune)
>$6-10 sliding scale, no one turned away for inability to pay
>Featuring presentations by Julia Weist, Public Library of American Public 
>Library Deaccession and Andrew Beccone, Reanimation Library with a group 
>discussion afterward, moderated by Emily Drabinski.
>Julia Weist will discuss her project The Public Library of Public Library 
>Deaccession, an artistic attempt at documenting and re-purposing 
>information about 5,000 books deselected from public libraries between 
>2005-07. Consisting of both a physical library and an online database, the 
>P.L.P.L.D., sought to highlight the obscure, trivial and misleading so as 
>to better understand the relevant, the beautiful and the true. The 
>presentation will also include a screening of Weist's short film by the 
>same name, in which withdrawn books were reintegrated in Brooklyn 
>communities through mobile library units stationed in municipal spaces.
>Andrew Beccone is the founder and director of the Reanimation Library, a 
>small, independent library in Brooklyn. The Reanimation Library is a 
>collection of books that have fallen out of mainstream circulation. 
>Outdated and discarded, they have been culled from thrift stores, stoop 
>sales, and throw-away piles across the country and given new life as 
>resource material for artists, writers, and other cultural archeologists. 
>Beccone will provide a general overview of the library and will also 
>address the social value of salvaging, re-cataloging, and making available 
>materials that might otherwise be forgotten.
>Emily Drabinski is an instruction librarian at Long Island University. She 
>is co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods 
>(Library Juice Press, 2010).
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