Posted on | March 11, 2011 | 16 Comments
Artists + Researchers Redux: Radical Reference Librarians Offer Research Assistance in Jamaica Plain
Friday, March 18, 7:30 pm: meet and greet and snacks; 8 p.m., presentation followed by discussion
Co-presented by Artists in Context and Boston Radical Reference Collective
Calling all artists, activists and other engaged practitioners. Overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet? Unable to find the data you know is out there? Confused about the ethics of research? Boston Radical Reference Collective (BRRC) can help! Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. They provide professional research support, education and access to information. Join us for our second Researchers+Artists conversation and walk away ready to find and use the wealth of information available.
BRRC members Alana Kumbier and Heather McCann will discuss freely-available online research resources and ways the BRRC can provide local assistance. After the presentation, we will open up the conversation for questions and discussion of ongoing (or potential) projects.
For artists: This event will be especially relevant to artists those whose work and creative practice engages specific social issues, is in some way community- or locally-oriented, or just requires access to information, data, or research resources beyond one’s area of expertise.
For researchers: You don’t have to be a librarian, or a member of Radical Reference, to participate! We’re hoping to create a space in which all kinds of researchers — librarians, data and GIS specialists, journalists, government document sleuths, grad students and intellectually-curious intrepid investigators — can meet local artists, and each other, and instigate collaborations.
Free and open to the public