Street papers and libraries?

Virginia Sellner (wch@vcn.com)
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 11:23:53 -0700 (MST)


You may have already seen the below - but perhaps not -- and you may have
more of an anser for him than I do.

Virginia


>Delivered-To: wch@vcn.com
>Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 11:00:24 -0600 (CST)
>From: Chris Dodge <cdodge@sun.hennepin.lib.mn.us>
>To: wch@vcn.com
>Subject: Street papers and libraries?
>X-UIDL: de9a3af28339a3f3a81e5412539e61d3
>
>Friends:
>
>With Jim Danky (see details below), I am co-coordinating a session on
>street newspapers at the American Library Association conference this
>summer in New Orleans.  One thing we are trying to do is track down any
>articles about (or even mentions of) libraries in street papers.  Has
>StreetViews published anything like this? 
>
>Any related info or leads would greatly appreciated.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Chris Dodge
>Street Librarian
>http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/7423
>
>"Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors themselves from their
>jambs!" --Walt Whitman
>
>
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>
>"Words on the Street: Newspapers from the Homeless"
>
>American Library Association Conference, New Orleans
>June 27,  9:30-11 a.m.
>
>Sponsor: Social Responsibilities Round Table, Task Force on Alternatives
>in Print
>Cosponsor: SRRT Task Force on Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty
>
>
>     Program Chair:   James P. Danky, State Historical Society of
>Wisconsin, Madison
>     
>     Speakers:
>
>      Norma Fay Green, Columbia College, Chicago
>     "Homeless in Print: A brief history of street newspapers"
>     
>     [invited] Lee Stringer, author, Grand Central Winter
>     
>     "Homeless in the Library: Street newspapers, their audience(s), and 
>     how libraries serve and fail to serve the homeless"
>     Chris Dodge, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, Minnesota
>     
>     
>     Summary:
>     
>     Street newspapers, produced by homeless people and their advocates, 
>     are a feature in many cities in North America and Europe.  The
>present 
>     group of publications has its roots in earlier titles such as HOBO 
>     NEWS from the 1920s.  These newspapers are little collected by 
>     libraries or used by librarians in planning services to this most 
>     needy and challenging community.  Three national experts will give us 
>     the context, remind us of our duty to serve the homeless, and talk 
>     about how it can be done.
>
>
>Contact: Jim Danky (james.danky@ccmail.adp.wisc.edu), 608-264-6598
>
>
> 
>
>
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>        Chris Dodge                  cdodge@sun.hennepin.lib.mn.us
>        Hennepin County Library      phone: 612-694-8572
>        12601 Ridgedale Drive        fax: 612-541-8600
>        Minnetonka, MN  55305
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