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
Category: Librarians’ Resources
In this 6-course certificate program, you will gain competency as a coder in XML and RDF-based systems that create, transform, manage, and disseminate content and metadata. Typically, these are the structures at the heart of content management systems, repositories, and digital libraries. Topics covered include XML fundamentals, XPath, DTDs and Schemas, standard markup languages, XSLT … Read more Library Juice Academy Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems
In this 6-course certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) and how to apply user-centered strategies to library websites and beyond. The program begins by teaching you the key concepts of UX design and how to employ them in your website projects. Next, you will learn the ins and outs of … Read more Library Juice Academy Certificate in User Experience (UX)
Library Juice Academy is starting a webinar series on “Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries,” and this is a call for presenters. There is no shortage of discussion about “problems faced by academic libraries” at the big scale, regarding trends in higher education and technology, where the approach to these problems is mainly a question of … Read more Call for Presenters – Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries
Library Juice Academy Webinar Series: What’s New with Gary Price In these fast-paced sessions Gary Price shares a handful of the latest and most useful web resources, tools, and search techniques he’s been posting and sharing on LJ’s infoDOCKET. Plus, each session focuses on a special topic loaded with resources and discussion. Topics include online … Read more Webinar Series: What’s New with Gary Price
I have just done an interview with Katie Cunningham, instructor for two upcoming courses with Library Juice Academy: Connecting with Spanish-Speaking Communities, and Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca. Katie is a library consultant and training specialist whose work focuses on improving library services to Latino and Spanish-speaking children and families. I enjoyed interviewing her, and … Read more Interview with Katie Cunningham
This is just a quick shout-out to Courtney Mlinar and her Library Professional Development blog. She has done a great job with it since taking it over a few months ago. Courtney has been working hard to dig up information about professional development opportunities. If you are in the market for professional development, you should … Read more Library Professional Development Blog
I have just done an interview with Melissa Adler, instructor for Library Juice Academy’s cataloging courses. Melissa is a recent graduate of the PhD program in LIS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a cataloger as well. Our interview gives a good sense of the content of her two courses with Library Juice Academy … Read more Interview with Melissa Adler
Radical Reference has posted its live video recordings of its Critical Librarianship Symposium in Boston, which was held by the local Radical Reference Collective there on November 17th. Participants in the symposium were Susie Husted, Maria Carpenter, Akunna Eneh, Laura Foner, Alana Kumbier, Ryan Livergood, and Bill Mongelli. I hope they organize many more events … Read more Critical Librarianship Symposium Boston – Live Recording
I have just done an interview with Julie Edwards, instructor for our upcoming class, “Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries.” Julie is the Ethnic Studies Librarian and the Multicultural Coordinator at the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana. Her interview has insights about the organizational issues involved in promoting diversity in academic libraries. You can … Read more Interview with Julie Edwards
Library Juice Academy is starting a new thing: the Sponsor a Librarian program. If you are an unemployed librarian, you can set up a profile on the project website, which others can use to donate funds so that you can take classes with Library Juice Academy to keep your skills up to date. Ours is … Read more Sponsor a Librarian
You can buy gift certificates from Library Juice Press and Litwin Books (and Auslander & Fox as well). You can pay for a gift certificate in an amount of your choosing with funds in your PayPal account or with a credit card.
Call for Papers TITLE: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries EDITOR: Maria A. Jankowska PUBLISHER: Library Juice Press BOOK ABSTRACT: In the last ten years literature on greening libraries has expanded considerably. Furthermore, by signing the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, university presidents and chancellors committed their institutions to finding new solutions to environmental, … Read more Call for Papers: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries
If you can make it to the Boston area on Saturday, November 17, head to the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. The wonderful Boston collective of Radical Reference is putting on a symposium called “Practical Choices for Powerful Impacts: Realizing the Activist Potential of Librarians.” It features a panel of “librarians who use … Read more Critical Librarianship Symposium on the Activist Potential of Librarians
I have just done an interview with Maria Accardi for the Library Juice Academy news blog. Maria is teaching a class next month called, “Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy.” This course is based on part on work that she did leading up to her co-editing the book published by Library … Read more Interview with Maria Accardi
I have interviewed Chris D’Arpa for the News and Comment blog over at Library Juice Academy. Chris is in the instructor for a course being offered in November: “So Now I Am an Archivist, Too?! Introduction to Archives Administration and Management. Chris gave an informative interview that will provide some background about her to anyone … Read more Interview with Christine D’Arpa
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
I have interviewed Rachel Bridgewater about her class, Exploring Fair Use, which she will be teaching for Library Juice Academy next month. Rachel talks about her background and what participants will get out of the four-week class. I enjoyed interviewing Rachel and hope you enjoy reading the interview.
What’s this Unglue.it logo doing here, you rightly ask? We here at Library Juice Press will tell you on October 15th, or thereabouts. I hope you’re good and curious now. What on earth could it be?