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Grassroots Advocacy and Librarians: Using Research Power to Make Change (PPIRS/ANSS 2019 ALA Program)

A pathfinder to accompany the ANSS-PPIRS program at ALA Washington, DC 2019

Speaker Publications

  • Carlin, E. and Gervasio, D. (2017) Don’t take the clickbait: How to lead a fake news teach-in. Webinar. Retrieved from
  • Comito, L., Geraci, A., & Zabriskie, C. (2012). Grassroots library advocacy: Chicago : American Library Association.
  • DelRosso, J. & Geraci, A. (2017). The State of State-Level Collective Bargaining Agreement Collections in the United States. Labor Studies Journal. 42(3), 165-179.
  • Farrell, S. L., & Geraci, A. (2017). Librarians and compensation negotiation in the library workplace. Library Management, 38(1), 45-64.
  • Geraci, A., Hickey, D., & LaVoice, K. (2016). Getting the patron to “Yes”: The academic librarian’s role in supporting salary negotiations. In C. Smallwood (Ed.), The library's role in supporting financial literacy for patrons.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Geraci, A. (2016). We don’t count: The invisibility of teaching librarians in statistics on academic instructional labor. In N. Pagowsky & K. McElroy (Eds.), Critical library pedagogy handbook. Chicago : American Library Association.
  • Geraci, A., & Farrell, S. L. (2019). Normalize Negotiation! Learning to negotiate salaries and improve compensation outcomes to transform library culture. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved from
  • Gervasio, D., Ecklund, A., & Ress, A. (2013). Library research for the 99%: Reaching out to the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Urban Library Journal, 19(1), 1-6.
  • Gervasio, D. (2017) Fake News and the Myth of Library Neutrality. Informed Librarian Guest Forum. Retrieved from
  • Gervasio, D. (2019). Apps, AI, and automated fake news detection. Information Outlook, 23(2), 9-12.
  • Nielsen, T., Gervasio, D., et al. (2013) Takin’ it to the streets: myMETRO researchers bring library science skills and expertise to NYC communities. The Global Librarian.

Related Publications

  • Eckert, C. (2016). Libraries are not neutral. School Library Journal, 62(9), 12.

  • Frost, J. (2005). The legislative policy process: Do you have a civic responsibility to get involved? CSLA Journal, 29(1), 27.

  • Lewis, A. M. (2008). Questioning Library Neutrality : Essays From Progressive Librarian. Duluth, Minn: Library Juice Press.

  • Morrone, M., & Friedman, L. (2009). Radical reference: socially responsible librarianship collaborating with community. Reference Librarian, 50(4), 371-396.

  • Pagowsky, N., & Wallace, N. (2015). Black Lives Matter! Shedding library neutrality rhetoric for social justice. College & Research Libraries News, 76(4), 196.

  • Roberto, K. R., & West, J. (2003). Revolting librarians redux : radical librarians speak out: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland.

  • Schmidle, D. J. (2002). Labor on campus: academic library service to labor groups. Library Trends, 51(1), 115.

  • Schmidle, D. (Ed.) (2002). Special issue on library services to the labor community. Library Trends, 51(1).

  • Sendaula, S. “Libraries Are Not Neutral Spaces: Social Justice Advocacy in Librarianship | ALA Annual 2017,” Library Journal, July 7, 2017,

  • Tremblay-McGaw, R. (1999). Librarians in Advocacy Organizations: From Knowledge to Action-Working for Social Change. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, (2), 1.

Full Bibliography with Abstracts