Category: Books

New NYC Library Curated by and for the Homeless

A few weeks ago, I attended the opening dedication of the Jean Rice Homeless Liberation Reference Library in the Fordham area of the Bronx. (I’ve written before about Picture the Homeless [PTH], a grassroots organization of currently and formerly homeless people and allies that does advocacy and data collection, among other campaigns.) By the time … Read more New NYC Library Curated by and for the Homeless

New Title: Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis

Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis Editors: Shana Higgins and Lua Gregory Price: $32.00 Published: September 2013 ISBN: 978-1-936117-56-7 Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis extends the discussion of information literacy and its social justice aspects begun by James Elmborg, Heidi L.M. Jacobs, Cushla Kapitzke, Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and … Read more New Title: Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis

Voltaire’s Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet: A New Translation

Voltaire’s Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet: A New Translation Author: Voltaire Translation and Introduction: Hanna Burton Preface: Malise Ruthven Price: $15.00 ISBN: 978-1-936117-81-9 Published: September 2013 Printed on acid-free paper. Voltaire’s play Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet was controversial in its own day, and has stirred up controversy in recent decades as attempts to mount … Read more Voltaire’s Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet: A New Translation

Just published: Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction

Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction Author: Maria T. Accardi Price: $22.00 Published: July 2013 ISBN: 978-1-936117-55-0 Number 3 in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor Providing both a theoretical framework and practical guidance, this title introduces feminist pedagogy to librarians seeking to enrich their teaching practices … Read more Just published: Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction

New Book: Import of the Archive

Import of the Archive: U.S. Colonial Rule of the Philippines and the Making of American Archival History Author: Cheryl Beredo Price: $25.00 Published: June 2013 ISBN: 978-1-936117-72-7 Printed on acid-free paper Published by Litwin Books This book a part of the Series on Archives, Archivists, and Society, Richard J. Cox, editor. Import of the Archive … Read more New Book: Import of the Archive

New book: Jesse Shera, Librarianship, and Information Science

Jesse Shera, Librarianship, and Information Science Jesse Hauk Shera did perhaps more than any other figure in defining library and information science in the mid 20th century. He pioneered the application of information technology in libraries and in the field of documentation, as head of the American Documentation Institute (now ASIST), as a professor at … Read more New book: Jesse Shera, Librarianship, and Information Science

Interview with Maria Accardi

Here is an interview that Emily Drabinski did with Maria Accardi. Maria has a book coming out this summer with Library Juice Press, in the series that Emily edits…. Maria T. Accardi is Associate Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction at the Indiana University Southeast Library in New Albany, Indiana, a regional campus of Indiana University … Read more Interview with Maria Accardi

Greening Libraries Wins Award in the 2013 Green Books Festival

The 2013 Green Book Festival awarded its top honor in the category of Best Business Book to Greening Libraries, edited by Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough and published by Library Juice Press. Greening Libraries provides library professionals with a collection of articles and papers that serve as a portal to understanding a wide range of … Read more Greening Libraries Wins Award in the 2013 Green Books Festival

Interview with Emily Drabinski, editor of the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies

Emily Drabinski is the editor of a book series with Litwin Books and Library Juice Press, titled, “Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies.” Originally it was “Gender and Sexuality in Librarianship,” but pretty quickly it was clear from the titles that she was lining up that the emphasis was going to be on theoretical topics … Read more Interview with Emily Drabinski, editor of the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies

The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré

I want to make people aware of an important new book: The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian. Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González. This is not a Library Juice Press or Litwin Books publication, … Read more The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré

New: Lenny and Nina are Buried in Books

Lenny and Nina are Buried in Books Author: Linda Cooper Illustrator: Jana Vukovic Price: $10.00 Published: March 2013 ISBN: 978-1-936117-88-8 For children 5-7 years old. Lenny and Nina have so many books that they cannot find what they are looking for and Grandma almost can’t find them! Beginning with this somewhat silly, exaggerated situation, this … Read more New: Lenny and Nina are Buried in Books

Acknowledging donors to the Unglue.it campaign

The Unglue.it campaign for Lauren Pressley’s book, So You Want To Be a Librarian, is in its home stretch, which is where the most donations to these campaigns typically come in (so there is still a chance that we will reach our goal). I wanted to mention one thing about the campaign. The free, “unglued” … Read more Acknowledging donors to the Unglue.it campaign

Unglue.it updates: Instagram and Hack Library School

To updates to share with you on our campaign to Unglue Lauren Pressley’s book, So You Want To Be a Librarian: First, there is the fun Instagram contest that Lauren Pressley and Andromeda Yelton devised, which is for sharing your pictures of your copy of the book. Andromeda will be compiling the entries using Storify. … Read more Unglue.it updates: Instagram and Hack Library School

Late Night Library One for the Books Campaign

Late Night Library One for the Books Campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A PLEDGE CAMPAIGN SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS PORTLAND, OR, October 22, 2012—Responding to the US Department of Justice vs. Apple case set to go to trial in June of 2013, Late Night Library has announced the One for the Books! campaign in support … Read more Late Night Library One for the Books Campaign

Library Juice Press to “Unglue” a Book for Prospective Librarians

Library Juice Press to “Unglue” a Book for Prospective Librarians with Unglue.it October 15, 2012 LOS ANGELES Library Juice Press is announcing one of the latest campaigns to “unglue” an e-book so that it can be shared under a creative commons license, in partnership with Unglue.it. Unglue.it is an organization devoted to opening up access … Read more Library Juice Press to “Unglue” a Book for Prospective Librarians