Hi. I’m Lacey. As you may have seen, I am the new editor-in-chief for Library Juice Press and Litwin Books. I know that the purpose of an initial message of this sort is typically to introduce oneself, perhaps emphasizing career highlights or achievements. And I get why we do this. But I’m going to hold … Read more Greetings from your new editor-in-chief, Lacey Torge
Category: About Litwin Books & Library Juice Press
Dear Library Community, Over the weekend, I was responsible for a major episode of ugliness on Twitter. I don’t want to “tell my side of the story,” because there is nothing I can honestly disagree with in the way that others have characterized my behavior already. I don’t want to name the offended parties, because … Read more A message of apology from the publisher, and an announcement
We are often asked if ebook versions of our publications are available. I tell people that they can find most of our books through Proquest, Ebsco, or Odilo, but that with a few exceptions on Amazon, we don’t offer ebooks for retail sale. With this post I would like to explain why, as well as … Read more Why we don’t sell ebooks
Purchase of Select Library Juice Press Titles to Benefit INCITE! 20% of the sales of titles in the Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS from Parlew Distribution, our bookselling partner, will go to support INCITE! — a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities — … Read more Promotion to benefit INCITE!
We are very happy to announce a new partnership with Parlew Distribution to handle online retail sales. This partnership frees us of our dependency on Amazon.com, which many readers will appreciate. Parlew Distribution is part of Parlew Associates, friends of ours who often help us out with our projects.
Call for Chapter Proposals: Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants
Call for Chapter Proposals: Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants Book Editor: Ana Ndumu Publisher: Library Juice Press Series: Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS Series Editors: Annie Pho and Rose L. Chou Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants is a response to the need for … Read more Call for Chapter Proposals: Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants
Toward a Critical-Inclusive Assessment Practice for Library Instruction Authors: Lyda Fontes McCartin and Rachel Dineen Price: $18.00 Published: September 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-035-2 5.5″ by 8.5″ 162 Pages Using a Critical Theory framework, Toward a Critical-Inclusive Assessment Practice for Library Instruction offers academic librarians practical, and actionable, strategies for critical assessment of teaching and student learning. … Read more New book: Toward a Critical-Inclusive Assessment Practice for Library Instruction
Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS Editors: Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho Price: $35.00 Published: September 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-052-9 Printed on acid-free paper 6″ by 9″ 508 Pages This book is number three in the Litwin Books/Library Juice Press Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS, Rose L. … Read more New book: Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS
We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, and Kelly Sattler Price: $22.00 Published: July 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-053-6 Number ten in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor Does gender play a role in library information technology (I.T.)? For the last … Read more New book: We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology
Love Activism Author: Stacy Shotsberger Russo Price: $15.00 Published: May 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-055-0 Printed on acid-free paper 136 pages Love Activism presents a daily, radical activism of kindness and a positive way to live against cruelty, violence, and injustice. This is realized through how we perform our work, what we do in our communities, and … Read more New book: Love Activism
Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel: Innovative Meditations on Librarianship Editors: Shannon Tharp and Sommer Browning Price: $22.00 Published: April 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-028-4 204 pages Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel is a compendium of experimental essays, creative meditations, non-fiction accounts, and lyrical explorations that challenge, redefine, and/or widen perspectives on subjects related to libraries … Read more New book: Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel: Innovative Meditations on Librarianship
Call for Chapter Proposals Working Title: Deconstructing Service in Libraries: intersections of identities and expectations Editors: Veronica Arellano Douglas and Joanna Gadsby Submission Deadline: July 15, 2018 Publisher: Library Juice Press Note: We use the term librarian in this call, but we do not mean to limit submissions to those with an MLS degree. All … Read more CFP: Deconstructing Service in Libraries: intersections of identities and expectations
Editors: Ulrich Herb and Joachim Schöpfel Price: $35.00 Published: April 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-029-1 Printed on acid-free paper Open access has transformed the traditional way of scientific communication. Open repositories and open access journals provide large and free access to articles, theses and dissertations, reports, working papers, proceedings and books but also to other unpublished items, … Read more New book: Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access
Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Vattemare Award recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. The primary consideration in selecting the awardee is their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers. The award is open to librarians, other library workers, and … Read more The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries
Contact us if you would like us to send you a free pass to the Exhibits Hall for ALA Midwinter in Denver, February 9th through 12th. We are going to be there, at booth 609, and we look forward to talking to you, answering your questions, and sharing ideas.
We organized the Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium in May of last year. The videos of the presentations are finally up. Here is Roy Scranton’s keynote:
Deadline extended! “Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries” proposals due December 29 Are you an academic librarian or library worker, comics scholar, or interested in critical librarianship? Consider submitting a proposal for the forthcoming publication “Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries”! Our deadline is now extended through Friday, December 29. We are particularly … Read more Deadline Extended: CFP: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries
Our 2009 publication, Personal Archives: A New Archival Calling, by Richard J. Cox, has been translated into Portuguese and published by Editora UFMG: Arquivos Pessoais: Um Novo Campo Profissional – Leituras, reflexões e reconsiderações This is our second book translated into Portuguese, the first being John Miedema’s book, Slow Reading.
We are happy to announce our sponsorship of Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships. Sessa Scholarships are intended to support Beta Phi Mu members in pursuing continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies. Approved uses include attendance at professional preconference workshops or short courses; continuing education courses offered by … Read more Library Juice Academy to sponsor Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships
We are hiring a couple of temporary helpers for ALA in Denver, February 9th through 12th. The duties will be to help us set up and break down our booth in the exhibits and to help staff it during the open hours. The pay will be $20 per hour. The best candidates will be familiar … Read more Hiring helpers for ALA