New York Sun Sheds Light on Radical Reference

The New York Sun has a short article on the Radical Reference effort, including short quotes from some of the principals.

There’s even a tidbit of information I didn’t know (even though I share a house with one of the radical librarians):

But Radical Reference is more than a Web site. During the convention, it plans to have 20 librarians roaming the protest pens, answering questions.

They are fulfilling an important function, said Jessamyn West, a public librarian from Vermont who played a similar role at the WTO protest in Seattle in 1999. “We need sane people providing accurate information in what could be a chaotic situation,” Ms. West said. “If someone says the cops are using rubber bullets, we need to verify that information to prevent panic. I call it rumor control.”