In Context: Reflections on a symposium about libraries and capitalism (Inside Higher Ed)

I was excited to be part of a symposium in New York, Libraries in the Context of Capitalism, put on by the Metropolitan New York Library Council in their new digs on 11th avenue. It’s a nifty space where people can do things – have a meeting or workshop, use equipment to transfer older format media (VHS tapes, audio cassettes, etc.) to digital, or record a podcast. The Council also coordinates a number of programs among libraries and archives in the area. This symposium, the first of a series, brought folks from across the GLAM spectrum (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) to discuss the place of libraries and cultural institutions in our capitalist system.

Read more here. Another one of the speakers, Emily Drabinski, shared the text of her talk at this symposium.