Category: American Library Association

ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

We are looking forward to the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, where we will be exhibiting as usual. The full catalog of books from Library Juice Press will be there, as well as materials related to Library Juice Academy. We look forward to meeting our customers and potential customers, answering questions, and talking about ideas. … Read more ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

The ALA Washington Office press releases and Todaro’s Monday morning misdirection (#NotMyALA)

For American Library Association members, this past weekend was a firestorm of controversy around a series of press releases, retractions, and apologies having to do with the association’s posture toward the incoming Trump administration and the unshackled radically conservative 115th Congress. I want to avoid chronicling these events, but will refer you to two centerpieces … Read more The ALA Washington Office press releases and Todaro’s Monday morning misdirection (#NotMyALA)

The ALA Press release that was taken down on 11/19

And this is the press release that was taken down, retrieved from a Google cache: For Immediate Release Thu, 11/17/2016 Contact: Shawnda Hines Press Officer ALA Washington Office Shawnda Hines 2026288410 shines@alawash.org WASHINGTON, DC — Today the American Library Association (ALA) released three briefs highlighting how libraries can advance specific policy priorities of the incoming … Read more The ALA Press release that was taken down on 11/19

ALA’s controversial press release for posterity

ALA’s Washington Office press release from yesterday has already been removed from the web – That’s the one that sane people found horribly craven for its eagerness in declaring ALA wants to collaborate with Trump’s government. An earlier press release that says essentially the same thing, also from the ALA Washington Office, is still on … Read more ALA’s controversial press release for posterity

Seeking helper(s) for ALA Midwinter in Atlanta

Library Juice Press and Library Juice Academy are looking for someone, or maybe a couple of people, to help us out with our presence in the exhibits hall during ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, January 20th to 23rd. Compensation is $20/hr, with likely 20 hours of work over the four days (flexible). Transportation to Atlanta and … Read more Seeking helper(s) for ALA Midwinter in Atlanta

ODLOS launches Intersections, calls for contributors

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS)is launching Intersections, a new blog that highlights the everyday work of library and information science workers as they advocate for equity and inclusion as they relate to diversity, literacy and access among membership, the field of librarianship and the communities they serve. The … Read more ODLOS launches Intersections, calls for contributors

ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation Webinars

From: Mary Ghikas Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 3:14 PM To: ala-allstaff Subject: FW: ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation Webinars On behalf of Peter Hepburn, chair of the ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation, I am sending this out with a request to forward to the groups with … Read more ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation Webinars

CFP for a new journal: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

From Bernadette Lear and Eric Novotny: **CFP** Libraries: Culture, History, and Society We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017. A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn … Read more CFP for a new journal: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

New from ALA: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

ALA’s OIF has begun publication of a new journal, the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP). It replaces and expands the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom (NIF). The table of contents is here. You will notice an article by yours truly, which is about SRRT’s Alternatives in Print Task Force, the attention to media monopoly … Read more New from ALA: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom wins the Eli M. Oboler Award

“The Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom” named 2016 Eli M. Oboler Award winner Tue, 03/08/2016 Contact: Shumeca Pickett Administrative Assistant Office for Intellectual Freedom spickett@ala.org The Intellectual Freedom Round Table has announced the winner of the 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award, which recognizes the best published work in the area of intellectual … Read more Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom wins the Eli M. Oboler Award

Seeking Assistant for ALA Midwinter in Boston

Library Juice Academy/Library Juice Press is seeking one or more assistants to help us with our presence with our exhibit at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, January 8th through 12th, 2016. This will involve helping us set up and break down the booth and assisting us in staffing it. Compensation will be free admission … Read more Seeking Assistant for ALA Midwinter in Boston

Leslie Sult talks about the ACRL/ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

ACRL’s University Library Section has a new award, the Outstanding Professional Development Award, which is going to be sponsored annually by Library Juice Academy. Leslie Sult was one of the people involved in creating the award, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to interview her about it for this blog. Leslie, thanks for agreeing … Read more Leslie Sult talks about the ACRL/ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

Established in 2015, this award is intended to recognize librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative … Read more ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

Islamophobic ALA Banned Books Week Poster

Thus far I’ve seen little in the way of active controversy over this ill-advised ALA poster celebrating 2015’s Banned Books Week. There were a couple of messages recently on the SRRT email discussion list, which brought this to my attention. Clearly, the image links suppression of information with the religion of Islam, depicting a woman … Read more Islamophobic ALA Banned Books Week Poster