Category: People In Focus

Interview with Joacim Hansson about his book, Educating Librarians in the Contemporary University

I am excited to have just published a book about the state of library education by Joacim Hansson, titled, Educating Librarians in the Contemporary University: An Essay on iSchools and Emancipatory Resilience in Library and Information Science. I’m excited, personally, because it does such a fantastic job of saying things that I and others have … Read more Interview with Joacim Hansson about his book, Educating Librarians in the Contemporary University

The Aesthetics of Research Initiative at Columbia College Chicago Wins the 2019 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 15, 2019 Contact: Rory Litwin Phone: 916-905-0291 Email: rory@libraryjuicepress.com The Aesthetics of Research Initiative at Columbia College Chicago Awarded the 2nd Annual Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries SACRAMENTO – Kristy Bowen and Jennifer Sauzer of Columbia College Chicago have been selected as the winners of the 2019 Alexandre Vattermare … Read more The Aesthetics of Research Initiative at Columbia College Chicago Wins the 2019 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

Gracen Brilmyer Wins Sixth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

PRESS RELEASE October 1, 2018 Sacramento, CA Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Sixth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. Gracen Brilmyer’s paper, titled, “Archival assemblages: applying disability studies’ political/relational model to archival description,” published in Archival Science, was judged by the award jury to be the best paper out of … Read more Gracen Brilmyer Wins Sixth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

Chris Hubbles wins 2018 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Press release 8/17/2018 Media contact: Rory Litwin, rory@litwinbooks.com We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Chris Hubbles of the University of Washington, based on his dissertation project, “No Country for Old Media.” In … Read more Chris Hubbles wins 2018 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Betsy Diamant-Cohen Awarded the Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thurs., May 10, 2018 Contact: Rory Litwin Phone: 916-905-0291 Email: rory@libraryjuicepress.com Betsy Diamant-Cohen Awarded the Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries SACRAMENTO – Betsy Diamant-Cohen has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Alexandre Vattermare Award for Creativity in Libraries, in recognition of her work as the creator and Executive Director … Read more Betsy Diamant-Cohen Awarded the Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

David Hudson Wins Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

David Hudson Wins Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest PRESS RELEASE October 1, 2017 Sacramento, CA Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. David James Hudson’s paper, titled, “On ‘Diversity’ as Anti-Racism in Library and Information Studies: A Critique,” published in the Journal of Critical … Read more David Hudson Wins Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

Timothy Gorichanaz wins the 2017 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research

Press release 7/5/2017 Media contact: Rory Litwin, rory@litwinbooks.com We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Timothy John Gorichanaz of Drexel University, based on his dissertation project, “Understanding Self-Documentation.” In this work, Gorichanaz seeks … Read more Timothy Gorichanaz wins the 2017 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research

Alanna Aiko Moore wins the 2017 ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

From ACRL’s press release: “The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Alanna Aiko Moore, academic liaison coordinator and librarian for sociology, ethnic studies, and gender studies at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), has been chosen to receive the 2017 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award. “The … Read more Alanna Aiko Moore wins the 2017 ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

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)

Support for Natalya Sharina

Martyn Wade martyn.wade@hotmail.co.uk via infoserv.inist.fr Nov 16 to ifla-l Dear Colleagues You may recall that IFLA has made a number of statements regarding Natalya Sharina – a Russian Librarian who is accused of inciting hatred by having “extremist” books on the shelves of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow. Donna Scheeder, IFLA President, has … Read more Support for Natalya Sharina

Lisa Sloniowski wins Fourth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

PRESS RELEASE October 1, 2016 Sacramento, CA Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Fourth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. Lisa Sloniowski’s paper, titled, “Affective Labor, Resistance, and the Academic Librarian,” published in Library Trends, was judged by the award jury to be the best paper out of 19 submitted in … Read more Lisa Sloniowski wins Fourth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

Interview with Annie Downey about her new book, Critical Information Literacy

Annie Downey has agreed to do an interview with me about her new book with Library Juice Press. Dr. Downey is Associate College Librarian and Director of Research Services at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Annie’s professional aspiration is to occupy a constant state of praxis in her daily work. Her research interests help her … Read more Interview with Annie Downey about her new book, Critical Information Literacy

Beta Phi Mu Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society, announced the 2016 scholarship and award winners at their annual business meeting and member reception. This event was held on Saturday, June 24th, in conjunction with the American Libraries Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are $3,000 awards … Read more Beta Phi Mu Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

Robert Montoya wins the 2016 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Robert Montoya of the UCLA Department of Information Studies, based on his dissertation project, tentatively titled, “Articulating Composite Taxonomies: Epistemology and the Global Unification of Biodiversity … Read more Robert Montoya wins the 2016 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

CFP: Human Operators: A Critical Oral History of Technology in Libraries

About the book Human Operators: A Critical Oral History of Technology in Libraries will be a collective oral history covering many of the issues in technology in librarianship in the early 21st century. Via edited and compiled interview transcripts, readers will get to “hear” the voices of librarians and archivists discussing tech topics from perspectives … Read more CFP: Human Operators: A Critical Oral History of Technology in Libraries

Interview with Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker is the Associate Director for Instruction and Research Services at Georgia College. She holds a B.A. in History from Spelman College, a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Clark Atlanta University and Ph.D. in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education administration from Mercer University. Her work and research in libraries … Read more Interview with Shaundra Walker