Samip Mallick wins 2021 Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2021 Media contact: Lacey Torge Email: lacey@libraryjuicepress.com Samip Mallick has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, in recognition of his work as a creator of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). The award jury was greatly impressed by Mr. Mallick’s … Read more Samip Mallick wins 2021 Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

Lily Rajan wins Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Press release July 1, 2021 Media contact: Lacey Torge, lacey@libraryjuicepress.com We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Lily Rajan of the University of Washington Information School, based on her dissertation project, titled, “Encountering … Read more Lily Rajan wins Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Library Juice co-sponsors a Critical Pedagogy Symposium

Links: Keynotes: https://mnylc.org/cps/?page_id=79 Full Schedule: https://mnylc.org/cps/?page_id=325 Registration: https://criticalpedagogysymposium.eventbrite.com/   Library Juice is among the co-sponsors of a Symposium on Critical Pedagogy and Librarianship on May 17th – May 19th, each day, 11am – 4pm EST (add time). The event will be held virtually and is open to everyone. The Symposium’s goal is to explore a … Read more Library Juice co-sponsors a Critical Pedagogy Symposium

Greetings from your new editor-in-chief, Lacey Torge

Hi. I’m Lacey. As you may have seen, I am the new editor-in-chief for Library Juice Press and Litwin Books. I know that the purpose of an initial message of this sort is typically to introduce oneself, perhaps emphasizing career highlights or achievements. And I get why we do this. But I’m going to hold … Read more Greetings from your new editor-in-chief, Lacey Torge

CFP: Supporting Your Hispanic Students in Academic Libraries

Colleagues:  You are invited to submit a proposal for possible inclusion in a necessary and exciting book focused on the best academic library practices, programs, and services that support Hispanic students. “Supporting Your Hispanic Students in Academic Libraries” (working title). Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) are federally designated colleges and universities with over 25% of their … Read more CFP: Supporting Your Hispanic Students in Academic Libraries

A message of apology from the publisher, and an announcement

Dear Library Community, Over the weekend, I was responsible for a major episode of ugliness on Twitter. I don’t want to “tell my side of the story,” because there is nothing I can honestly disagree with in the way that others have characterized my behavior already. I don’t want to name the offended parties, because … Read more A message of apology from the publisher, and an announcement

CFP: Independent & Alternative Publishing in Latin America

Book Project: Independent & Alternative Publishing in Latin America Versión en castellano a continuación. We are inviting chapter contributions from scholars, publishers, and writers to the upcoming Litwin Books collection tentatively titled “Independent & Alternative Publishing in Latin America.” The concept of bibliodiversity is frequently applied to Latin America, reflecting the breadth of publishing in … Read more CFP: Independent & Alternative Publishing in Latin America

Call for Proposals – Building Our Own: Critiques, Narratives, and Practices from BIPOC Community College Workers in LIS 

Book Title Building Our Own: Critiques, Narratives, and Practices from BIPOC Community College Workers in LIS Book Description  Where and who are all the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community college librarians? BIPOC community college librarians provide unequaled and increasingly necessary support to their institutions. The BIPOC community college librarian is often disembodied … Read more Call for Proposals – Building Our Own: Critiques, Narratives, and Practices from BIPOC Community College Workers in LIS 

Call for Chapter Proposals: Ethics in Linked Data

Working Title: Ethics in Linked Data Editors: Kathleen Burlingame, Alexandra Provo, B. M. Watson and the Ethics in Linked Data Affinity Group Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021 Publisher: Litwin Books Book Description This edited collection brings together contributions that explore the consideration (or lack thereof) of ethics in linked data initiatives. Discussions about linked data … Read more Call for Chapter Proposals: Ethics in Linked Data

Virtual book launch of Re-making the Library Makerspace

Please join us for the (virtual) book launch of Re-making the Library Makerspace Critical Theories, Reflections, and Practices, from Library Juice Press, edited by Jennifer T. Nichols and Maggie Melo. The volume offers chapters that acknowledge power and structural inequity, reflect on moving forward toward social justice, and celebrate successes and progress. The four sections … Read more Virtual book launch of Re-making the Library Makerspace

Call for Chapter Proposals – Land in Libraries: Toward a Materialist Conception of Education

Book Title: Land in Libraries: Toward a Materialist Conception of Education Editors: Lydia Zvyagintseva and Mary Greenshields Publisher: Library Juice Press Estimated Publication Date: April 2022   “Bless us, these lands, said the rememberer. These lands aren’t our          lands. These lands aren’t your lands. We are this land.” -Joy Harjo, Poet … Read more Call for Chapter Proposals – Land in Libraries: Toward a Materialist Conception of Education

Jeanie Austin & Melissa Villa-Nicholas Win Eighth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

PRESS RELEASE October 9, 2020 Sacramento, CA Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winners of the Eighth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. Jeanie Austin & Melissa Villa-Nicholas’ paper, titled, “Information Provision and the Carceral State: Race and Reference beyond the Idea of the ‘Underserved,’” published in the journal The Reference Librarian, was judged … Read more Jeanie Austin & Melissa Villa-Nicholas Win Eighth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

CFP for Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

Call for chapter proposals Working title: Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS Editors: Kalani Adolpho, Stephen G. Krueger, Krista McCracken Submission deadline: December 18, 2020 Publisher: Library Juice Press, Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies   Overview Currently there are very few books that contain any content on trans and gender diverse* … Read more CFP for Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS

Jesse Carliner and Kyla Everall Selected for the Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Contact: Rory Litwin Phone: 916-905-0291 Email: rory@libraryjuicepress.com SACRAMENTO – Jesse Carliner and Kyla Everall have been selected as the winner of the 2020 Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, in recognition of their Family Study Space project at the University of Toronto Library. While offering designated spaces … Read more Jesse Carliner and Kyla Everall Selected for the Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

Promotion to benefit INCITE!

Purchase of Select Library Juice Press Titles to Benefit INCITE! ​20% of the sales of titles in the Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS from Parlew Distribution, our bookselling partner, will go to support INCITE! — a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities — … Read more Promotion to benefit INCITE!

Just published: Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation

Editor: Mary Kandiuk Price: $35.00 Published: May 2020 ISBN: 978-1-63400-062-8 520 pages SERIES ON ARCHIVES, ARCHIVISTS AND SOCIETY   Archives and special collections play a critical role in promoting social justice. This collection of essays interrogates library practices relating to archives and special collections. Funding and political choices often underpin acquisition, access and promotion of … Read more Just published: Archives and Special Collections as Sites of Contestation

CFP: Grabbing Tea: Queer Conversations in Librarianship

This two volume set will be a sampling of conversations of theory and practice as it pertains to LGBTQIA librarianship and archival work and community engagement in a post-Stonewall era. It will situate readers in conversations that invitie our community to join us for the tea: a concept relating to kinship, internal community gossip, gabbing, … Read more CFP: Grabbing Tea: Queer Conversations in Librarianship