Katie Herzog featured in RISD XYZ 12.1.11

Bookworm on Wheels

Where would Dewey file this item? Last spring Katie Herzog 01 PT, a reference assistant and artist in residence at the Whittier [CA] Public Library, joined 80 librarians in northern Europe for the first ever “library conference on wheels.” The 400-mile Cycling for Libraries ride from Copenhagen to Berlin was peppered with daily seminars on the future of libraries and the relationship between art and informtion- not to mention lots of cross-cultural camaraderie, culminating in the German Library Conference. Herzog represented the Molesworth Institute, a “mysterious organization that has supported disjunctive librarianship and vocational absurdity since 1956,” she uh, cryptically explains. In her new role as director of the Institute, she’s working to create an art travel grant for public librarians.

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