Category: Higher Ed

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

Interview with Angela Pashia

Angela Pashia is an Assistant Professor and the Instructional Services Outreach Librarian at the University of West Georgia, where she regularly teaches a credit bearing information literacy course. She has a Masters in Information Science & Learning Technologies, with an emphasis in library science, from the University of Missouri, and a Masters in Anthropology from … Read more Interview with Angela Pashia

CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice – CFP

Call for Proposals CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the … Read more CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice – CFP

Message from Patrick Keilty on the Salaita dismissal

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may have heard about the recent controversy surrounding Professor Steven Salaita, who was dismissed from his tenured faculty position by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for controversial statements he made on Twitter. I am writing to ask you to consider signing a … Read more Message from Patrick Keilty on the Salaita dismissal

The Digital Future of Education – New Issue of the International Review of Information Ethics

International Review of Information Ethics Vol. 21 – July 2014 The Digital Future of Education edited by Johannes Britz, Michael Zimmer Contents: The Digital Future of Education: An Introduction by Johannes Britz, Michael Zimmer The Ethics of Big Data in Higher Education by Jeffrey Alan Johnson Student Privacy: Harm and Context by Mark MacCarthy The … Read more The Digital Future of Education – New Issue of the International Review of Information Ethics

Interview with Annie Downey

Annie Downey tught a class for Library Juice Academy recently, titled, Techniques for Creative Problem Solving in Libraries. Next month she will be teaching another one for us: Academia 101: A Crash Course on How Colleges and Universities Work. She did a second interview with me, about the new class being offered in September.

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

LISdocstudents email discussion list

LISdocstudents is an unmoderated email discussion list for doctoral students in Library and Information Studies, working at any institution. The purpose is to communicate with other doctoral students about shared issues, be they intellectual questions in the field, problems facing emerging academics on the path through graduate school and into academic careers, issues having to … Read more LISdocstudents email discussion list

Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information https://litwinbooks.com/award.php 1. Nature of the Award 1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). 2. Purpose of the Award 2.1 The purpose of this award is … Read more Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, and the Value of Our Values

ACRL has embarked on the important, even urgent, initiative to support academic libraries in articulating and demonstrating their value to their institutions at a time in which higher education in general finds itself constantly defending its value. Accountability at numerous levels, from our federal government to our university boards of trustees, is the clarion call … Read more Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, and the Value of Our Values

Academic book pricing – Where Library Juice Press stacks up

I recently encountered some interesting data on the academic book market, in an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, by Albert N. Greco, Robert, M. Wharton, and Falguni Sen, titled, “The Price of University Press Books: 2009-2011.” According to data from YBP, in 2011, the total number of books … Read more Academic book pricing – Where Library Juice Press stacks up

Lifelong Learning, Even for Undergraduates

I just listened to the latest episode of Steve Thomas’s podcast, “Circulating Ideas,” with academic librarians Lauren Pressley and Lynda Kellam. Towards the end of the show, they discussed how they’re teaching their students to evaluate information but questioned how they’re doing with the “finding things” part. “Are they [the students] making the connection that … Read more Lifelong Learning, Even for Undergraduates

Barbara Fister on the “End of the Twilight of Doom”

Barbara Fister expresses a welcome dissenting view regarding the death of libraries and reading in the current Inside Higher Ed: “The End of the Twilight of Doom.” I agree with what she says, especially regarding the problem of high level administrators believing the hype about the death of reading, and the danger that it poses … Read more Barbara Fister on the “End of the Twilight of Doom”

Libraries and the Alternative Press – an online course

Simmons College’s continuing education program is offering a course in Libraries and the Alternative Press in August, taught by yours truly. This course is a good professional development activity for those wanting to do something to enhance their professionalism without the expense of attending another conference. Simmons’ other courses also look very interesting (especially Maria … Read more Libraries and the Alternative Press – an online course

On the “undue weight” rule in Wikipedia

An illuminating article in the Chronicle of Higher Education this week: “The ‘Undue Weight’ of Truth on Wikipedia,” by historian Timothy Messer-Kruse. It illustrates a problem with the protocol in place on Wikipedia that operate to attempt to ensure objectivity. This problem is one that academics who work on Wikipedia articles are likely to run … Read more On the “undue weight” rule in Wikipedia

Alison Lewis Honored at National Distance Education Week

Just a tip of the hat to our friend and fellow Library Juice blogger Alison Lewis, who was honored at the National Distance Learning Week Awards Ceremony as an outstanding online instructor. Alison is the author of Literary Research and British Modernism, from Scarecrow Press, and the editor of Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive … Read more Alison Lewis Honored at National Distance Education Week