Over at the Library Juice Academy Updates blog I have posted a paragraph by Jesse Shera about the importance of continuing education in librarianship. It’s from a 1967 lecture that was published as Sociological Foundations of Librarianship in 1970. Have I mentioned that I hope we can bring Shera back?
Category: Librarians’ Resources
Courtney Mlinar has taken over the Library Professional Development Blog from its founder Ellie Collier, who left it idle when she left her previous institution, which was the blog’s original sponsor. Courtney will continue to use the blog to share information about a wide range of professional development opportunities available to librarians and other library … Read more Library Professional Development Blog is Back
A new source for book reviews: SRRT Reviews, book reviews from the Social Responsibilities Round Table Newsletter. Our titles are reviewed there periodically, along with many others. Bookmark it for collection development.
Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians, with classes starting October 1st. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities primarily for academic librarians. A partial schedule of workshops is below. Visit the website periodically to see new courses as we add them. We … Read more Library Juice Academy
Library Juice Press recently published Greening Libraries, which is about green and sustainable practices in library operations and planning. We have just made co-editor Monika Antonelli’s chapter available for free online: “The Public Library’s Role in the Transition Towns Movement.” We hope that you enjoy it and will consider purchasing the book for your library.
Litwin Books and Library Juice Press are announcing a new book series, to be edited by Miguel Juarez and Rebecca Hankins. The series is titled Critical Multiculturalism in Information Studies. Miguel and Rebecca are now seeking proposals for this series. They can be reached at migueljuarez.soha at gmail.com and rhankins at library.tamu.edu
Greening Libraries Editors: Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough Price: $32.00 Published: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936117-08-6 It is difficult to turn on the television or read a news story today without learning about how green and sustainable practices are being implemented throughout society. Libraries are not exempt from these broader trends. In some cases, libraries and … Read more New Book: Greening Libraries
If you’re at the ALA conference in Anaheim this weekend, stop by the Library Juice Press/Litwin Books booth in the exhibits hall to pick up a discount order form, which gives you 20% off on all of our titles. The booth is at the end of the hall, #2769. We have examples of all 34 … Read more 20% conference discount on Library Juice Press and Litwin Books
Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century Editors: Lyz Bly and Kelly Wooten Price: $30.00 Published: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936117-13-0 Printed on acid-free paper Number 2 in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, series editor. Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and … Read more Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century
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
We are planning to start offering online workshops for professional development soon, as “Library Juice Academy.” The workshops will be about four weeks in length, with some shorter ones available, too. Pricing will be competitive with comparable programs, but some of the topics will be a little different, as you might expect from us. We … Read more Coming soon – online workshops through Library Juice Academy
Alternatives in Print is a directory of book publishers and critical periodicals, consisting of the former print resources, Annotations and Alternative Publishers of Books in North America (APBNA). Library Juice Press published the 6th edition of APBNA, and the Alternative Press Center has been the publisher of Annotations, the periodicals directory. We have been working … Read more New online resource: Alternatives in Print
Something that never fails to charm me is discovering the ways that acquaintances use the library, especially when it comes up before they find out that I work there. That’s what happened one day in our main library when I bumped into someone I know from the salsa socials, and it turned out that he’s … Read more Philosophy and Democracy in the Public Library
I want to provide a link to some admirable and important work being done by the Center for Media and Democracy: ALEC Exposed. (ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that serves as a clearing house for model state government legislation written to further the interests of corporations.) The work of the Center … Read more ALEC Exposed, and some food for thought
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
The latest issue of InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies (Volume 8, Issue 1) is available at interactions.gseis.ucla.edu. Table of Contents: Articles Stop Speaking For Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and What Librarians Can Do About It By Julia Glassman How Much Knowledge Can They Gain? Women’s Information Behavior on Government Health Websites … Read more New issue of InterActions
There is a new issue of Women in Libraries, formerly a print publication, is now online. It has items on the Occupy Wall Street Librarians on feminism, activism & librarianship; Elizabeth Andrejasich’s Q&A with Hillary Jordan; and the 2012 Amelia Bloomer List.
Rory Litwin: I’m talking with Jennifer Szunko, Clarion Services Director. Jennifer offered to be interviewed for Library Juice to talk about Clarion’s services in doing paid reviews for authors and publishers. Thanks for being willing to do this interview. Jennifer, can you explain a bit about what you do at Clarion, and how it is … Read more Interview with Jennifer Szunko, director of paid-review service Clarion Review
I want to share a fascinating resource I found: the Google Books corpus of American English, 155 billion words in size. Obviously too big to download, so for analysis purposes you’re limited to what you can do via the website at Brigham Young University. The easy thing to do is type in a word or … Read more Google Books American English Corpus
Given Google’s dominance in search and the scope and integration of their Google Books product (hate to use the word product, but libraries have been converted into product here), we should be especially aware of their policies regarding what they will permit and what they will not permit in terms of inclusion in their full … Read more What Google permits and does not permit in Google eBooks