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Organizing Ideas

35 EpisodesProduced by Organizing Ideas PodcastWebsite

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”. Hos… read more


Ep 35 - Belonging, Safety, and Police Presence in Libraries with Stacy Collins - part 2

In this two-part interview, we chat with Stacy Collins, Research & Instruction Librarian at Simmons University in Boston, about police in libraries, as well as the role of policing in the forms of social work and librarianship.
0:00 - 1:24 Intro
1:24 - 5:56 Why police shouldn’t be in libraries
5:56 - 9:56 How to talk about police and security in your workplace
9:56 - 15:35 Social workers and private security in libraries
15:35 - 21:05 Final thoughts on liberation, oppression, and complicity
Follow Stacy on Twitter @DarkLiterata
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