Announcing Author Interview Series with Library Students
You’ll notice a few new posts in our blog in the coming weeks. We’re excited to introduce conversations with select Litwin Books authors of recently released or upcoming publications. The Author Interview Series with Library Students enables prospective information professionals to meet with authors to discuss the research process and engage in a deep dive on important topics of the field from concept to publication. The students are from the dual degree program based in New York University (NYU), where they are earning master’s degrees in the Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Steinhardt School, and an MSLIS degree from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University (LIU). Their degree programs at NYU include Archives and Public History, English and American Literature, Irish Studies, Near East Studies, Museum Studies, and Costume Studies.
These interviews will offer Litwin Books readers greater insight into our publication process and the intentions of our authors. In addition, this project enriches the educational experience of future librarians and archivists by deeply engaging them in the scholarly conversation.
The following interviews will be showcased for the upcoming titles:
- Sean Pessin and Rob Montoya, authors of Crop and Bleed: An Information Studies Reader on New Boundaries in Critical Print and Visual Culture are interviewed by Kate Edelson (Costume Studies)
- Stephen G. Krueger about Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS is interviewed by Aileen Thong (English and American Literature)
- Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz and Sara A. Howard, co-editors of Grabbing Tea: Queer Conversations on Identity and Libraries and Grabbing Tea: Queer Conversations on Archives and Practice are interviewed by Megan Bardis (Museum Studies)
The following interviews showcase previously published works:
- Jen Hoyer and Nora Almeida; authors of The Social Movement Archive are interviewed by Cameron Andersen (Religious Studies)
- Chelsea Heinbach, Rosan Mitola and Erin Rinto; authors of Dismantling Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Theory, Reflection, and Action are interviewed by Nora Acsadi (European and Mediterranean Studies)
- Danielle Allard, Tami Oliphant, and Angela Lieu; authors of Unwanted Interactions: Patron-perpetrated Sexual Harassment in Libraries are interviewed by Jenny Cheng (Archives and Public History)
- Stacy Russo, author of Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from the Progressive is interviewed by Maegan Jenkins (Costume Studies)
- Maggie Melo and Jennifer Nichols, editors of Re-Making the Library Makerspace: Critical Theories, Reflections and Practices is interviewed by Eric Mooney (Irish Studies)
- Megan Browndorf, Erin Pappas, and Anna Arays, editors of The Collector and the Collected: Decolonizing Area Studies Librarianship are interviewed by Ryan Zohar (Near East Studies)
This post is co-authored by Courtney Nelson, Student in CAS (Psychology and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies) & Laurie Murphy, Community Engagement Associate, NYU Libraries