I’m Aliqae Geraci, a labor librarian living in Detroit, MI.
I am the Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. Reuther Library is the largest labor archives in North America, the home of the Wayne State University Archives, and houses many collections that reflect the history of urban and metropolitan Detroit.
I am the former Assistant Director of Cornell University’s Catherwood Library, where I led the departments of research and learning services and access services, and provided research support to the students, faculty, and staff of the Cornell , ILR School and broader disciplinary communities in employment and labor relations.
In other previous worklives, I’ve been a union researcher and a public librarian. I coauthored Grassroots Library Advocacy, and write and speak about compensation and negotiation in libraries, library worker organizations, and the documentation of labor relations and labor organizing. With Shannon Farrell, I conduct research and trainings on salary negotiation in libraries and archives as Library Negotiation. I’m generally interested in all things work, labor, and libraries.