Hate is on the rise in the United States. According to a report issued this year by the Southern Poverty Law Center, in 2017 the number of hate groups nationally increased by 4% from 2016; the number of neo-Nazi groups rose by 22%; the number of anti-Muslim groups grew for the third straight year; the … Read more SRRT Action Council Statement on Hate Speech and Libraries
CFP: Special Collections as Sites of Contestation Call for Proposals Editor: Mary Kandiuk Publisher: Library Juice Press Special collections are actively acquired by libraries or received by donation. Increasingly, special collections are emerging as sites of contestation. Funding and political choices often underpin acquisition, access and promotion of these collections resulting in unequal representation, biased … Read more CFP: Special Collections as Sites of Contestation
Call for Proposals Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums Allied Media Conference 2017 Conference Dates: June 15-18, 2017 Location: Detroit, MI Submission Deadline: March 12, 2017 Libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) are more than places for collecting and storing books and exhibiting artifacts. LAMs can be living, transformative spaces where artists, educators, technologists, and activists convene … Read more CFP: Allied Media Conference 2017
Some pics from our booth at ALA… Our booth, with Michelle Montalbano Books Our booth, with Lacey Torge Michelle Caroline Gardner and Liz Lieutenant Aliqae Geraci, holding one of her favorites, In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada Kyle Shockey, future LJP author, and friend (who is perhaps also a future … Read more Images from our presence at ALA in Orlando
It’s been a little under the radar, but this blog is maintaining a list of calls for papers, with links and deadlines. CFPs are deleted after the deadlines pass. It’s a good way to find out about conference and publication opportunities. The link is always going to be over on the right on this blog. … Read more A few items
Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Editor: Rachel Wexelbaum Price: $35.00 Published: March 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-79-6 Printed on acid-free paper Number six in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor In the 21st century, there are more LGBT information resources than ever before. … Read more New book: Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Naomi House of INALJ.com (I Need a Library Job) has just posted an interview with me about Library Juice Press and Library Juice Academy. I enjoyed doing the interview. Thanks, Naomi!
I’ve just added four new people to share in the blogging responsibilities here at Library Juice: Aliqae Geraci, Maria Accardi, Lua Gregory, and Shana Higgins. This adds to the five bloggers I added a year or so ago: Erik Estep, Melissa Morrone, Alison Lewis, Alan Mattlage, and Terry Epperson. Here is who the new bloggers … Read more New Bloggers at Library Juice
There was a problem with a spam-blocking plugin in the back-end of this blog that was preventing people from making comments. The problem is now fixed, so if you feel like commenting on any recent posts, have at it. Cheers!
After doing Library Juice as a solo project for twelve and a half years, I have decided it should be a team blog, and I have recruited a group of co-bloggers. There are now six people behind the Library Juice blog: me (Rory Litwin), Alison Lewis, Erik Estep, Terry Epperson, Alan Mattlage, and Melissa Morrone. … Read more Meet the Library Juice bloggers
Are you going to be at the ALA Conference in Anaheim later this month? Litwin Books / Library Juice Press will be holding a reception. I will be showing the eight books we have published so far and networking with readers and authors. I look forward to meeting you at the reception if you’re interested … Read more Library Juice Press / Litwin Books Reception at ALA in Anaheim
Libraryjuicepress.com and Libr.org were down and out for several days due to e-gremlins. Service has been restored.
I decided to do something a little different with the blog. Let me know if you have seen this elsewhere. In my right-hand sidebar I’ve added a section of book authors, which links to searches for their books on Red Light Green. I read books, so why should I link only to blogs and online … Read more Book Authors in the Sidebar
Some readers will be happy about this: I’ve changed the settings so you don’t need to register in order to comment. We’ll see how it goes.
It took a little longer than anticipated, but as I said I would do in my parting message in Library Juice, the e-zine, last September, I have revived the publication as a blog. The delay, for those who’ve been waiting eagerly, has had to do with other projects taking precedence, as well as a desire … Read more Library Juice is Back