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Research Skills Workshop

28/11/2012

December 5th

630pm to 8 pm

QPIRG Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204

Want to find the facts? This workshop will expand your research abilities; make you aware of non-academic alternative sources and special library collections; enable you to apply techniques for retrieving information effectively from web sources; identify likely sources of government information; become aware of tools for managing information; recognize experts as sources of help; and critically and systematically evaluate information!

Radical Reference is a working group of QPIRG McGill and a solidarity group of QPIRG Concorida.

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Postponed ****Research Skills Workshop

04/11/2012

The Research Skills Workshop has been postponed.

A new date and time will be scheduled in the next day or two

thanks

 

Research Skills Workshop

Want to find the facts? This workshop will expand your research abilities; make you aware of non-academic alternative sources and special library collections; enable you to apply techniques for retrieving information effectively from web sources; identify likely sources of government information; become aware of tools for managing information; recognize experts as sources of help; and critically and systematically evaluate information!

November 14, 2012, 7-9PM
QPIRG CONCORDIA
1500 de Maisonneuve O., suite 204

Radical Reference is a working group of QPIRG McGill and a solidarity group of QPIRG Concorida.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lawful Access, But Were (Understandably) Afraid To Ask

15/02/2012

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6316/125/

Library in the People’s Square

11/11/2011

Hey guys! Long time no update. Have you heard about all the awesome stuff the Occupy Montreal Library is doing now!? Well, you should, it’s amazing! It is all the effort of people participating in the occupation and the camp, and it has an incredibly interesting blog associated with it: http://bibliomancienne.wordpress.com.

As well, they’ve put a huge amount of effort into their collection, and now have it up online through LibraryThing! Word is that LT is giving them free hosting for life, because that’s just how they roll: 50-deep and socially conscious. LibraryThing began by offering a free account to the occupiers of Zucotti Park, and this immediately gained lots of support (most notable via the Occupy Writers group championed by Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, and Junot Diaz). If you are in an Occupy camp and looking for more information on this for your library space, please see this blog post: http://www.librarything.com/blogs/librarything/2011/occupy-libraries. You can find the Decolonize/OccupyMTL Library on LT here: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/OccuponsMontreal.

If you’re interested in helping (and I know you are, because you folks are a) library-loving and b) society-loving) they apparently need more French books. That’s a terrible situation to be in when you’re representing the Occupy movement in a French-Canadian city, so let’s get on that!

More coming soon, stay tuned to your RadRef channel.

Radical Reference: Research Skills Workshop

06/10/2011

Research Skills Workshop

Want to find the facts? This workshop will expand your research abilities; make you aware of non-academic alternative sources and special library collections; enable you to apply techniques for retrieving information effectively from web sources; identify likely sources of government information; become aware of tools for managing information; recognize experts as sources of help; and critically and systematically evaluate information!

October 17, 2011, 6-8PM
H-762, Hall Building
1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest

Radical Reference is a working group of QPIRG McGill and a solidarity group of QPIRG Concorida.

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Radical Reference Montreal

21/07/2011
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Radical Reference Montreal Chapter Mandate
Radical Reference is a collective that supports activist communities, progressive organizations and independent journalists by providing experienced research support, education, and access to information. The Montreal chapter of Radical Reference focuses on social justice and equality in our community. We are a working group of QPIRG McGill.

Référence radicale – Section de Montréal – Mandat
Référence radicale est un collectif qui soutient les communautés d’activistes, les organismes progressistes et les journalistes indépendants en offrant des services d’aide et de formation à la recherche et d’accès à l’information. La Section de Montréal de Référence radicale est axée sur la justice sociale et l’égalité au sein de notre communauté. Nous sommes un groupe de travail du GRIP-McGill.

Read more about our membership guidelines.

 

Contact us / contactez-nous: radrefmtl@riseup.net

If you want to get involved, subscribe to our mailing list / abonnez-vous à la liste de diffusion: here/ici.

Check us out in the Montreal Mirror!

21/10/2010

From today’s publication of the Mirror, this article by Matt Jones:
Your guide to lefty data: Radical Reference librarians unlock treasure troves of information for social justice seekers.

http://www.montrealmirror.com/wp/2010/10/21/news/your-guide-to-lefty-data/

Radical Reference is a growing movement of librarians and other bookish radicals who want to use their various cataloguing skills to not only efficiently replace stacks of used hardbacks on the right shelves, but also make the world a more socially just place. If you’re an activist looking to poke a hole in the system, they’ll point you to the books, stats, databases, micro form and esoteric library collections that can help you transform your manifesto from dismal diatribe to revelatory report. A Montreal chapter has been in the works since the summer and is set to be unveiled this weekend.