New SRRT Newsletter

SRRT Newsletter issue 158/159, June 2007, is published and on the web, and will be showing up in SRRT members’ (postal) mailboxes soon. Newsletter editor Erik Estep wishes to extend special thanks to former editor Jane Ingold for her help with this issue.

The new issue includes:

  • Info about SRRT’s activities at the ALA Conference coming up in Washington, D.C.
  • Some news of professional honors going to our members (Jenna Freedman and Kathleen de la Pe?±a McCook)
  • Some reports from SRRT Task Forces (issue groups)
  • Announcement of a new Rachel Carson book award for children’s books on environmental topics
  • A report from the SRRT Coordinator, Elaine Harger
  • A bit about antecedants to Library Juice Press, that is, publishing companies that were started by librarians over the past half century

And it has reviews of five books, two of which are from LJP:

  • Ed D’Angelo’s Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library, from Library Juice Press, reviewed by Tracy Nectoux
  • The Arbinger Institute’s The Art of Peace, Resolving the Heart of Conflict, from Barrett-Koehler in San Francisco, reviewed by Jane Ingold
  • Library Juice Concentrate, from Library Juice Press, reviewed by Mike Marlin
  • Toni Samek’s Librarianship and Human Rights: A 21st Century Guide, from Chandos Press of Oxford, England, reviewed by Katherine Phenix
  • William David Sloan and Jenn Burleson Mackay’s Media Bias: Finding it, Fixing it, from MacFarland Publishers, reviewed by Joel Tscherne.

It’s a meaty issue, and very good to help you get ready for the conference, if you are going.