Books I've edited
Human Operators: A Critical Oral History on Technology in Libraries and Archives (Library Juice Press, 2018)
A collective oral history covering many of the issues in technology in librarianship in the early 21st century. Via edited and compiled interview transcripts, readers get to “hear” the voices of librarians and archivists discussing tech topics from perspectives that are critical, social justice-oriented, feminist, anti-racist, and ecologically-minded. This readable, conversational book aims to bring out specific critiques of technology as well as more inspiring aspects of what’s going on in the instructional, open source, free culture, and maker worlds in the field.
Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond (Library Juice Press, 2014)
In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture. People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to, or directly involved in, social justice struggles have long embodied this idea, as they make use of their skills in the service of those causes. From movement archives to zine collections, international solidarity to public library programming, oral histories to email lists, prisons to protests—and beyond—this book is a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century.