Social Justice for Library Workers

Libraries can be places that foster social justice, but what about the workers ourselves?

We are pleased to have Robert Farrell (Chair, PSC CUNY Library Faculty Committee), Alex Kolokotronis (Student Coordinator at the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives) and John Hyslop (President, DC 37, Local 1321 Queens Library Guild) join us at the Social Justice SIG's spring 2016 meeting as we discuss topics related to our jobs and our workplaces, including:

  • The state of labor organizing in libraries (for example, CUNY's Professional Staff Congress and DC 37 in the public libraries)
  • The fight for state and city funding and how it affects public and academic libraries Worker cooperatives - a possible model for librarians’ workplaces that aren’t unionized?
  • What justice-minded management in libraries looks like
  • Racial justice in librarianship to maintain safe and fair working conditions for all

Bring your ideas and visions of social justice at work!

This event is sponsored by METRO’s Social Justice SIG. All are welcome.

Eventbrite - Social Justice for Library Workers


Mon, May. 9, 2016
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. America/New_York


METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States