Category: Librarians’ Resources

Library Juice Academy to sponsor Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships

We are happy to announce our sponsorship of Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships. Sessa Scholarships are intended to support Beta Phi Mu members in pursuing continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies. Approved uses include attendance at professional preconference workshops or short courses; continuing education courses offered by … Read more Library Juice Academy to sponsor Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships

Newest classes at Library Juice Academy

Here are the newest classes that we have added to the Library Juice Academy lineup: Introduction to Collection Development Instructor: Robert Holley Dates: January 8th to February 2nd, 2018 Dewey Decimal Classification Instructor: Catelynne Sahadath Dates: February 5th through March 2nd, 2018 Library of Congress Classification Instructor: Catelynne Sahadath Dates: April 2nd to 27th, 2018 … Read more Newest classes at Library Juice Academy

New additions to the Library Juice Academy lineup

Here are some classes that we have added recently to the Library Juice Academy lineup: Controlled Vocabulary and Taxonomy Design Instructor: Jillian Wallis Dates: September 5th to 30th, 2017 Introducing BIBFRAME: Moving Bibliographic Data into the Future Instructor: Rebecca Guenther Dates: October 2nd to 27th, 2017 Humanities Librarianship in a Digital Age Instructor: John Russell … Read more New additions to the Library Juice Academy lineup

Webinar: Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation

Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation Presenter: Alison M. Lewis, Library Juice Press This free webinar will provide an overview of the processes involved in having a book published with Library Juice Press or Litwin Books. Topics covered will include types of books we publish, submitting a proposal, working with your editor, creating a … Read more Webinar: Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation

Library Juice Grants and Awards

The Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest Rewarding good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition. Criteria for judgment are clarity of writing; originality of thought; sincerity of effort at reaching something true; soundness of argumentation (where applicable); and relevance to our time and … Read more Library Juice Grants and Awards

The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries (webinar)

The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries Presenter: John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries, is advancing a policy agenda to work in local communities and with new coalitions to extend funding for libraries. In this webinar, you will learn more about EveryLibrary and the work … Read more The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries (webinar)

Webinar: Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation

Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation Presenter: Alison M. Lewis, Chief Acquisitions Editor for Library Juice Press This free webinar will provide an overview of the processes involved in having a book published with Library Juice Press. Topics covered will include types of books we publish, submitting a proposal, working with your editor, creating … Read more Webinar: Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation

Journal of Radical Librarianship call for editors

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Stuart Lawson Date: 2016-12-19 7:56 GMT-03:00 Subject: [RLC-DISCUSS] Journal of Radical Librarianship: call for editors To: RLC-DISCUSS@jiscmail.ac.uk Hi, The Journal of Radical Librarianship has now been running for over two years. The number of articles we’ve published has been small, but a couple of research articles have been published this … Read more Journal of Radical Librarianship call for editors

Kent State LIS Study-Abroad in Cuba

The School of Library and Information Science, along with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is offering a study-abroad opportunity in CUBA! If you are interested in exploring new cultures, and particularly learning more about young people (“Generation Z”) and how they consume culture in another country, this class is for you. This four-week … Read more Kent State LIS Study-Abroad in Cuba

2016 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship

This year, Library Juice and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will sponsor a fellowship and travel award meant to support mid-career professionals in digital libraries and related fields. The Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship is designed to offset or completely cover up to $1,250 in travel, registration, and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual … Read more 2016 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship

CAPAL 16 Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for CAPAL 16 is out and it’s very exciting. Here is Colleen Burgess’ announcement: Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I am pleased to present the preliminary program for CAPAL16: Beyond the Library: Agency, Practice, and Society, the third annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians … Read more CAPAL 16 Preliminary Program

Library Juice Email Updates

You can get news from Library Juice Academy and Library Juice Press (and Litwin Books) via email. Here are the links to sign up: Library Juice Academy email updates Library Juice Press (and Litwin Books) email updates We sometimes get requests to be put on our mailing list. Library Juice Academy hasn’t had one until … Read more Library Juice Email Updates

2015 Solidarity Statement from Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

In early April, members of Librarians and Archivists with Palestine went on a follow-up trip to Jerusalem, the West Bank (Ramallah and Birzeit) and ’48 (Nazareth, Haifa, and Akka). We’ve just posted a report/solidarity statement (reproduced in full below), as we did after our initial delegation in 2013. Note the last section with some specific … Read more 2015 Solidarity Statement from Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar

Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar Author: Christopher F. Roth Price: $75.00 ISBN: 978-1-936117-99-4 Published: March 1st, 2015 634 pages Printed on acid-free paper Publisher: Litwin Books This full color reference book is an entertaining and informative look at contemporary struggles for independence around the world. … Read more Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar

MUSICat

Just a brief note about the thing that stuck in my mind the most from ALA Midwinter. It is called MUSICat (i.e. “Music @” as well as Music Catalog, a logical name for what it is). They had a booth across from ours, and I chatted with Kelly Hiser about their service. What they do … Read more MUSICat

CAPAL 15 Program Announced

Dear all, On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I’m pleased to present the preliminary program for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice, the second annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL). The program can be viewed in full online at bit.ly/CAPAL15program. The program features sessions on a wide range of … Read more CAPAL 15 Program Announced

Litwin Books Travel Grants

Litwin Books provides financial support to scholars in LIS and related fields for travel to conferences they attend, domestically or internationally. Travel grants are limited to $500 for domestic conferences and $1000 for travel to a conference outside the recipient’s home country. No more than one grant is available per recipient per year, and grants … Read more Litwin Books Travel Grants

Barnard Library Research Awards

The Barnard Library will award two grants of $2,500 to researchers using its Archives, Zine Library or Barnard Center for Research on Women collection. Undergraduate and graduate students, professors and independent scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area are encouraged to apply. Particular strengths of the three collections are the history of the college, … Read more Barnard Library Research Awards

Lead Pipe starts Library Pipeline

This is pretty exciting. In the Library with the Lead Pipe, the library practice journal that started as a blog, is announcing their creation of a non-profit for developing library projects and librarians’ professional development. It is called Library Pipeline. They write: In Brief: We’re creating a nonprofit, Library Pipeline, that will operate independently from … Read more Lead Pipe starts Library Pipeline

Interview with Jennifer Sweeney

Jennifer Sweeney teaches at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University and in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, and is a program evaluation consultant for libraries and other public agencies and nonprofits. She is scheduled to teach a series of classes for Library Juice Academy, which we are calling the “Painless … Read more Interview with Jennifer Sweeney