Interview with Christopher Klim on the Eric Hoffer Award

Library Juice readers, I’ve had the opportunity to interview Christopher Klim, an author and editor and an advocate for independent publishing, about an award he has founded for the independent press, the Hoffer Award. Mr. Klim, would you tell Library Juice readers a bit about yourself, your company, and the Hoffer Award? Christopher Klim This … Read more Interview with Christopher Klim on the Eric Hoffer Award

Pardon me for not realizing before now that Al Gore is really smart

Okay, though it tends to bring in the trolls, here is another post about something that’s hotly discussed on general political blogs… I’ve been reading Al Gore’s new book, The Assault on Reason, and I have to admit that I had underestimated him, simply because he has been successful in politics without widely communicating even … Read more Pardon me for not realizing before now that Al Gore is really smart

Doris Lessing critical of the influences of technology, in her Nobel Prize acceptance speech

This was just covered in the Chronicle of Higher Education daily email, with a link to a post in Ars Technica, a blog about technology. Doris Lessing delivered her Nobel Prize acceptance speech last week (not able to attend personally). It is about the contrast between the affluent North and the poor South, particularly Zimbabwe, … Read more Doris Lessing critical of the influences of technology, in her Nobel Prize acceptance speech

Mrs. Magavero: A History Based on the Career of an Academic Librarian

Mrs. Magavero: A History Based on the Career of an Academic Librarian By Jane Brodsky Fitzpatrick Preface by Susan Searing Price: $15.00 ISBN: 978-0-9778617-5-0 5″ by 8″ Filomena Magavero worked for fifty years at the Stephen B. Luce Library at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx. For twenty five of those years she was the … Read more Mrs. Magavero: A History Based on the Career of an Academic Librarian

The Golden Compass and “anti-Catholic bias”

I have not said anything about the controversy over the Golden Compass, because the issue has seemed too simple and clear cut to warrant comment. But take a look at what appeared in this week’s American Libraries Direct: The Golden Compass accused of anti-Catholic bias Several Toronto-area Catholic school boards in Ontario have removed Philip … Read more The Golden Compass and “anti-Catholic bias”

Mitch Freedman – video of speech before striking Vancouver librarians

CUPE 391, the union representing Vancouver, BC’s striking library workers, has posted a video of former ALA President Mitch Freedman’s supportive speech before them on October 24th. Mitch took a detour from a visit to Seattle and drove up to Vancouver to personally support these workers. The video is lengthy and interesting. The first part … Read more Mitch Freedman – video of speech before striking Vancouver librarians