CAA @ Read/Write Library

  • 09 Jun 2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • Read/Write Library (free), 914 N California Ave, Chicago, Walton St. entrance,

The CAA Events Subcommittee invites all members, students, and interested others to join us for a Meet-Up at the Read/Write Library (formerly known as the Chicago Underground Library), Saturday afternoon, June 9th at 3pm. Assistant Director Margaret Heller will be on hand to answer questions about the exciting ways the Read/Write is blending archives and library practices, including their groundbreaking crowd-sourced, open source cataloging. Our visit to the library will be followed by drinks and snacks at The Old Oak Tap, hopefully on their lovely outdoor patio if weather permits.

The Read/Write Library is a new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media. They collect books, magazines, zines, journals, broadsides, newspapers, and art books of all types, genres, and print runs from the Chicago area.

Post-visit gathering at The Old Oak Tap, 2109 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL,

Feel free to either or both parts of this event.  To get to The Old Oak Tap from the library, walk 1.5 blocks south on California to Chicago Ave. Turn left (east) onto Chicago and walk 6.5 blocks east. The Old Oak is between Hoyne and Leavitt.

Street parking is readily available on California, Augusta, and Chicago.

If you have any questions, contact Subcommittee members Julie Wroblewski at or Ashley Howdeshell at

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