Category: Books

Call for book reviewers for Progressive Librarian

Message from Michael Matthews, Progressive Librarian Book Review Editor: Dear Progressive Library Workers: Do you like balmy summer late afternoons, listening to the crickets chirp as you paddle a canoe along a mountain stream while watching a mother moose and her adorable calf drink clear, unpolluted water as an eagle swoops down, clutching a PCB-free … Read more Call for book reviewers for Progressive Librarian

Interview with Annie Downey about her new book, Critical Information Literacy

Annie Downey has agreed to do an interview with me about her new book with Library Juice Press. Dr. Downey is Associate College Librarian and Director of Research Services at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Annie’s professional aspiration is to occupy a constant state of praxis in her daily work. Her research interests help her … Read more Interview with Annie Downey about her new book, Critical Information Literacy

Class and Librarianship: Essays at the Intersection of Information, Labor and Capital

Editors: Erik Estep and Nathaniel Enright Price: $28.00 Published: July 2016 ISBN: 978-1-936117-74-1 Printed on acid-free paper 186 pages The current crisis of capitalism has led to the renewed interest in Marxism and its core categories of analysis such as class and exploitation. In our own discipline — Library and Information Science — voices and … Read more Class and Librarianship: Essays at the Intersection of Information, Labor and Capital

New: Critical Information Literacy: Foundations, Inspiration, and Ideas

Author: Annie Downey Price: $28.00 Published: July 2016 ISBN: 978-1-63400-024-6 Printed on acid-free paper 204 pages Academic librarians are exploring critical information literacy (CIL) in ever increasing numbers. While a smattering of journal articles and a small number of books have been published on the topic, the conversation around CIL has mostly taken place online, … Read more New: Critical Information Literacy: Foundations, Inspiration, and Ideas

Celebrating GLBT Book Month – A few of our titles

We want to recognize and celebrate that June is GLBT Book Month, and draw attention to a few of our titles: Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, edited by Rachel Wexelbaum Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader, edited by Patrick Keilty and Rebecca Dean Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive, by Alana … Read more Celebrating GLBT Book Month – A few of our titles

Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science

Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science Editors: Bharat Mehra and Kevin Rioux Price: $35.00 Published: May 2016 ISBN: 978-1-936117-65-9 Printed on acid-free paper Title page, Table of Contents, Preface, and Introduction (PDF) Social justice in library and information science (LIS) seeks to achieve action-oriented, socially relevant impacts through … Read more Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science

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

Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia

Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia Editors: Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juárez Price: $45.00 Published: January 2016 ISBN: 978-1-936117-83-3 352 pages Printed on acid-free paper Now available from Amazon.com This edited volume addresses the shared experiences of academic librarians of color, i.e. Hispanic Americans, African Americans, … Read more Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia

Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference

Archival Research and Education Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference Editors: Richard J. Cox, Alison Langmead, and Eleanor Mattern Price: $45.00 Published: December 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63400-020-8 436 pages Printed on acid-free paper Available from Amazon.com This book is number seven in the Series on Archives, Archivists, and Society, Richard J. Cox, editor. The sixth … Read more Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference

Review of the Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom

A review of our Handbook of Intellectual Freedom was just published on the website of ADBS, the main library association in France. The review, by Joachim Schöpfel, is in French, but Google translate makes it fairly readable in English. The book is very timely in the French context, as the reviewer points out. We’re very … Read more Review of the Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom

Snippet from Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

A couple of paragraphs from Roy Scranton’s Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, from City Lights Books, 2015. Pages 108 and 109: Wars begin and end. Empires rise and fall. Buildings collapse, books burn, servers break down, cities sink into the sea. Humanity can survive the demise of fossil-fuel civilization and it can survive whatever … Read more Snippet from Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

New book: The Psychology of Librarianship

The Psychology of Librarianship Editors: Lynn Gullickson Spencer, Leanne VandeCreek, and H. Stephen Wright Price: $45.00 Published: November 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63400-016-1 406 pages Printed on acid-free paper Available for pre-order now on Amazon… The Psychology of Librarianship is a collection of scholarly essays on the role of psychology in libraries and library work. It is … Read more New book: The Psychology of Librarianship

New Book by Joseph Weizenbaum

Islands in the Cyberstream Seeking Havens of Reason in a Programmed Society Author: Joseph Weizenbaum with Gunna Wendt Translator: Benjamin Fasching-Gray Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-1-63400-000-0 Published: October 2015 Printed on acid-free paper. Joseph Weizenbaum is best known in the English-speaking world for his 1976 popular critique of artificial intelligence, Computer Power and Human Reason. His … Read more New Book by Joseph Weizenbaum

Interview with Stephen Bales

I’m interviewing Stephen Bales, the author of our most recently published book, The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach. Stephen, thanks for agreeing to do this interview. Hi Rory. I’d like to ask you first off to give a little summary of your book for readers. When many people think of the academic library, … Read more Interview with Stephen Bales

Interview with Chris Roth

Chris Roth is the author of Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar, which was published by Litwin Books in March of this year. Chris is a social-cultural and linguistic anthropologist with an interest in the symbolic politics of nationalism and ethnicity. He has worked extensively with … Read more Interview with Chris Roth

Interview with Joachim Schöpfel, author of Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

Joachim Schöpfel is lecturer of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Lille 3 (France), director of the French Digitization Centre for PhD theses (ANRT) and member of the GERiiCO research laboratory. He teaches on LIS topics, including intellectual property. His research interests are scientific information and communication, especially open access and grey literature. … Read more Interview with Joachim Schöpfel, author of Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries Editor: Joachim Schöpfel Price: $35.00 Published: May 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-84-0 Printed on acid-free paper The market for scientific and technical information (STI) has been dominated by publishers from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands. This book takes a look at … Read more Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

New book: The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach

The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach Author: Stephen Bales Price: $35.00 Published: May 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-89-5 200 pages Printed on acid-free paper Publisher: Library Juice Press Available on Amazon Oftentimes, academic librarians are not fully conscious of the role that their libraries play in late-capitalist society or how they, as information professionals, help … Read more New book: The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach