Working Group Meeting Minutes 1/8/12

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1/8/2012 6:00PM OWSL meeting minutes
Charlie is facilitating Steve S. is taking minutes
Announcements: We brought books to West-Park, the Farm, other occupations J-17 Action
DA is having a march on Tuesday, January 17th starting from the red cube at noon and led by women and the female-identifying. The theme is glitter. Library has been asked to participate. Frances wants us to invest in a few shopping carts for mobile actions. Up sparkles.
OWSL no longer goes to SC? Charlie does not see a reason for us to go and thinks we shouldn’t go as a statement of its dysfunction, offers amendment that fewer people should be part of SC so there isn’t as much shouting. January 20th is the date set by SC to reorganize itself. Point of love followed by introductions of group members present Frances suggests we propose SC follows same guidelines as NYCGA site We consent to propose this and also that spokes sit in a circle
SIS meeting on Wednesday, 3 pm. Frances is going. Charlie wants more shelves. Book collection report back on cataloging. Jaime says it’s all done. Office staffing. Our turn is up for 1/13. Jaime is going to be there from 5-9 pm
Danny is representing us in a Skype conference with people at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign regarding innovative libraries. Related to Hristo and Betsy’s attempts to develop a consortium of OWS libraries.
Physical space for the library Sean wants to show solidarity with struggling bookstores and possibly put some of our books in them.
Some bookstores who like us:
Unoppressive Nonimperialist Bargain Books (West Village) St. Mark’s Bookstore (East Village) Word Up (Washington Heights) Revolution Books (Garment District)
Housing Works (SoHo)
Some bookstores who may have mild interest in helping us:
McNally Jackson (SoHo) Greenlight Bookshop (Fort Greene) Bluestocking (Manhattan?)
Tim is going to start a squat on Staten Island in a house and is offering to open it to the public. Art venue and music venue. Fundraising, etc. Meant to be permanent. It’s in St. George, an abandoned house with a work permit that expired in 2007. Working with Occupy Staten Island and Jail Support. We can also have our future book donations sent there. Up sparkles.
We Pay account. It’s still open. Money withdrawn from it has to be reported as income. Frances returning receipts to Accounting. She will serve as accounting point person from this point on.Librarian court dates. Charlie on the 20th and Zachary on the 12th. Library action TBA. Tuesday 24th. Time and place also TBA. We’re going to pay $30 a year to make our WordPress blog ad free.
Spokes Council this week. Charlie spoking on Monday, Frances on Wednesday, Steve on Friday.

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