Category: May 2012

Libraries and the Alternative Press – an online course

Simmons College’s continuing education program is offering a course in Libraries and the Alternative Press in August, taught by yours truly. This course is a good professional development activity for those wanting to do something to enhance their professionalism without the expense of attending another conference. Simmons’ other courses also look very interesting (especially Maria … Read more Libraries and the Alternative Press – an online course

Call for Papers: Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond

Call for Papers TITLE: Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond (An Edited Collection) EDITOR: Melissa Morrone is a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library and has been involved in Radical Reference as well as other social justice groups. BOOK ABSTRACT: In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to … Read more Call for Papers: Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond

Allie and the Monster Who Said Blah Blah Blah

Allie and the Monster Who Said Blah Blah Blah Author: Rory Litwin Illustrator: Ginny Maki Price: $18.00 ISBN: 978-1-936117-58-1 8.5″ by 8.5″ Published: May 2012 Printed on acid-free paper. For children aged 3 through 6. Allie has a monster problem. A monster is preventing her from sleeping, terrorizing her with his scary “Blah Blah Blahs” … Read more Allie and the Monster Who Said Blah Blah Blah

Former NYPL employees silenced by non-disparagement agreement

Robin Pogrebin has an article in the New York Times from Wednesday, titled, Former Employees Feel Silenced on Library Project. They don’t just “feel” silenced though. First two paragraphs: The New York Public Library‚Äôs plan to turn part of its flagship Fifth Avenue research center into a lending library has unleashed a torrent of commentary, … Read more Former NYPL employees silenced by non-disparagement agreement

Librarianship and “Tactical Urbanism”

Shannon Mattern, a faculty member of the New School’s School of Media Studies, has a new and wonderfully wide-ranging article about “little libraries” that gets into a number of issues about public space, community involvement, and the essence of librarianship. (Disclosure: I’m quoted in the piece, but that’s not why I like it.) “Little Libraries … Read more Librarianship and “Tactical Urbanism”

Bivens-Tatum Book Signing – Discounts in Advance

At ALA in Anaheim, Wayne Bivens-Tatum will be signing copies of Libraries and the Enlightenment, from 10am to 11am on Saturday the 23rd at the Litwin Books/Library Juice Press booth (booth 2769). We are offering a discount on this book if you purchase it between now and the conference and bring it to the book … Read more Bivens-Tatum Book Signing – Discounts in Advance