non circulating library

non circulating library

i have a lot of really good music books. and cultural studies, and anthropology, and ethnomusicology, and folklore, and dj culture, and techno books. 

i chose to stop seriously looking for an institution job a few years ago. and now, four years since my degree, and i ain’t teachin nobody. i mentor here and there. i really love it when college and graduate students contact me to ask me questions about detroit and doing music research. but i still feel like i’m sitting on a lot of information. sitting on a lot of education; that you’re supposed to turn around and offer to others. 

so i decided to figure out how to establish myself as a non lending library. kind of like an archive where you study the materials in house. i consulted the American Library Association’s Standards Manual, and i’m still consulting. i imagine that visitors could make an appointment for a research visit. you can read my materials  / i’ll make you tea. or bread and jam. you can take cameraphone photos of certain passages, but there’s no copier or scanner, and you can’t photograph the whole book or article. 

Detroit Needs Protection From white supremacists.

Detroit Needs Protection From white supremacists.