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Beginning with a discussion of information access and its relationship to communities, this article is a first-person experience for creating a community-specific information resource, a queer housing listserv called Queer Housing Nacional. Written as a case study for how librarians may apply their skills to community as well as document the journey of this time capsuled listserv, one may find that this listserv may complicate librarianship’s promotion of open access, instead, encouraging closed participatory group structures, with collective distributions of power. Included are multiple email exchanges from the listserv, as well as Appendices of survey questions, notable responses, and actual correspondence from within this closed community of queer women of color and allies.
Smith-Cruz, Shawn(ta), "Queer Housing Nacional Google Group: A Librarian’s Documentation of a Community-Specific Resource" (2013). CUNY Academic Works.