There’s a book idea we’ve been kicking around here at Litwin Books, and we need an author. I don’t want to completely disclose the idea for this book, but I want to say enough to potentially find the right author. It will be a reference book that takes a skeptical view of commonly-encountered statistics and … Read more Seeking an author with strengths in statistics and skepticism
Category: November 2009
Uhhh… Hey Beavis. This scholarly recommender service wants to know how I rate this article.
Phil Agre is a professor of library science at UCLA whom I’ve long wished to meet. A few weeks ago the Los Angeles Police Department announced that he was missing. He abandoned his apartment and his job at some point between December of 2008 and May of 2009, according to the LAPD missing person alert … Read more Phil Agre is missing
I always feel a little hucksterish when I use this blog to try to sell books, but Library Juice Press is a business, and selling books is what it is about. So here we go… I have too much inventory of Ed D’Angelo’s book, Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library: How Postmodern Consumer … Read more Sale price on Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library
One of the first books from Library Juice Press was Ed D’Angelo’s Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library: How Postmodern Consumer Capitalism Threatens Democracy, Civil Education and the Public Good, and it has been our best selling book so far. We’re pleased to announce that the book has been translated into Japanese and … Read more Ed D’Angelo’s book translated into Japanese
Riddle: Why is a library like an aquarium? Answer:
New from Library Juice Press: The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship
The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship Author: Juris Dilevko Price: $32.00 Published: November 2009 ISBN: 978-1-936117-04-8 6″ by 9″ 242 Pages Printed on acid-free paper This book presents a retro-progressive proposal for the education of librarians: the removal of library education from the jurisdiction of universities, which in recent decades have become … Read more New from Library Juice Press: The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship
Welcome support for intellectuals who are making the choice NOT to go for a Ph.D.: The Ph.D. Problem: On the professionalization of faculty life, doctoral training, and the academy’s self-renewal, by Louis Menand, Harvard Magazine, November-December 2009.
Three forthcoming books that I haven’t announced yet: The Great Depression: Its Impact on Forty-Six Large American Public Libraries, Robert Scott Kramp (Due next month) Humanism and Libraries: An Essay on the Philosophy of Librarianship, by André Cossette (Due next month) Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital … Read more New books
Restoring Order: The Ecole des Chartes and the Organization of Archives and Libraries in France, 1820-1870 This book is on sale through November and December if purchased through the website (using the link above). Regular price is $32, sale price is $20. We have excess inventory of this title and need to sell some copies.