Category: Labor Issues
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 … Read more Class and Librarianship: Essays at the Intersection of Information, Labor and Capital
In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada Editors: Jennifer Dekker and Mary Kandiuk Price: $40.00 Published: October 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-62-8 With a focus on Canada, this … Read more In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada
Call for Papers for Forthcoming Book: In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada
Call for Papers for Forthcoming Book: In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada EDITORS: Jennifer Dekker, University of Ottawa (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mary Kandiuk, York University (email@example.com) PUBLISHER: … Read more Call for Papers for Forthcoming Book: In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada
I liked this post from Hack Library School, written by Amy Frasier: “Whither Reference?” Amy notes with alarm that reference isn’t being taught as a standalone class at her library … Read more So who exactly is ruling that “reference is dead”?
Robin Pogrebin has an article in the New York Times from Wednesday, titled, Former Employees Feel Silenced on Library Project. They don’t just “feel” silenced though. First two paragraphs: The … Read more Former NYPL employees silenced by non-disparagement agreement
The Long Island University Faculty Federation is on strike. Librarians are included. Information is available at the LIU Faculty Federation home page.
University of Western Ontario Librarians are on strike. (Link goes to recent news from the Faculty Association.) From the press release announcing the strike: “It is with great regret that … Read more University of Western Ontario Librarians On Strike
McMaster University Librarian Jeff Trzeciak’s recently revealed in a talk at Penn State that he plans not to hire librarians in the future at his library, setting off a firestorm … Read more University of Alberta PLG on McMaster University Librarian Jeff Trzeciak’s rather open comments
No comment on this other than to say that Koofers is incredibly slimy, and it rankles me that they seem to be getting some tacit support from legitimate institutions. Here … Read more Koofers – stealing students’ work to help other students cheat
I want to suggest a possible strategy for reference departments in academic libraries. I think a lot of library administrators who have an eye on the future see less of … Read more The “assessment piece” and reference strategy
I have an article in the current issue of Progressive Librarian that I have put online this morning: “The Library Paraprofessional Movement and the Deprofessionalization of Librarianship.” It says something … Read more The Library Paraprofessional Movement and the Deprofessionalization of Librarianship
Colonel Morris Davis was fired from his job at the Congressional Research Service for opinion pieces he wrote about the military commissions system (he is the former chief prosecutor for … Read more ACLU sues Library of Congress in workplace speech case
Press release: London, ON Unionized librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario have voted overwhelmingly to support strike action to back their bargaining goals of fair evaluations, job … Read more Strike at University of Western Ontario Libraries