Library Juice Press and Litwin Books @ALA

Events for your calendar this upcoming ALA Annual in Chicago: Litwin Books and Library Juice Press will be sharing a booth with the Alternative Press Center in the Exhibits Hall. The Exhibits Hall is open from Saturday, July 11 at 9am until Tuesday, July 14 at 2pm. We’ll be at booth 1637. I hope you’ll … Read more Library Juice Press and Litwin Books @ALA

New from LJP: So You Want To Be a Librarian

So You Want To Be a Librarian Author: Lauren Pressley Price: : $15.00 Published: July 2009 ISBN: 978-0-9802004-8-5 Printed on acid-free paper. Now on sale. Librarians tend to love their work and consider librarianship a great career. This book is by a talented librarian who wants to introduce people to the profession. If you are … Read more New from LJP: So You Want To Be a Librarian

Call for Submissions: Greening Libraries

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Greening Libraries, edited by Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough and published by Library Juice Press, is a collection of essays, papers and articles on various aspects of the green library movement. The editors are seeking articles from a variety of perspectives on a wide range of topics related to green practices, sustainability … Read more Call for Submissions: Greening Libraries

The Return of The Baffler

The Baffler is coming back! The Baffler was my favorite magazine during the years it was being published. Thomas Frank has announced he is bringing it back, and is involving some really great people. This is great news, especially for smart, critical, non-trendy Gen-Xers, whom I think the magazine really spoke to.

Anti-elitism and academic libraries

A cultural theme in America for the past few decades has been a certain conservative populist “anti-elitism.” Barack Obama’s victory despite his vulnerability to the charge of elitism – owing to his statements about small town America “clinging to guns and religion,” his educational background, and his personal choice to assume an intelligent audience when … Read more Anti-elitism and academic libraries

Alternative Media Reception at Annual Conference

Alternative Media Reception at Annual Conference On Monday, July 13, from 7-10 pm, the Alternative Media Reception (ALA Annual, Chicago) will join forces with the SRRT 40th Anniversary Celebration in a not-to-be-missed event featuring great food, drink, and music as well as books, zines, and other materials from progressive publishers in Chicago and all over … Read more Alternative Media Reception at Annual Conference

Call for Submissions – Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship (working title), edited by Erik Estep, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Martin K. Wallace; published by Library Juice Press. Seeking previously unpublished scholarly manuscript contributions for an anthology relating to the “Gen-X experience” from a librarian perspective, or, the “librarian experience” from a Gen-X perspective. Also welcome are critical perspectives … Read more Call for Submissions – Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship

Group Storms Greek-Macedonian Dictionary Promotion

It’s easy to think that politics has no place in the production of reference materials and that objective reference works are by nature apolitical. Yes, solid reference sources tend to work against ideologically and rhetorically-based thinking and in favor of fact-based reasoning and questioning, that is true, but one should not conclude from that than … Read more Group Storms Greek-Macedonian Dictionary Promotion

Lauren Pressley Book Signing – So You Want To Be a Librarian

Lauren Pressley will be signing her new book, So You Want To Be a Librarian, at the Library Juice Press booth in the exhibits at the ALA Conference in Chicago. Place: Booth 1637, Exhibits Hall, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago Time: 10am, Sunday, July 12, 2009 The book is scheduled to be published July 1st, … Read more Lauren Pressley Book Signing – So You Want To Be a Librarian

SRRT Newsletter #167

The new issue of the SRRT Newsletter is out – Issue #167, June 2009. It has the usual updates from task forces, messages from the coordinator and editor, and book reviews. This issue also has a separate PDF supplement, a flier about SRRT’s activities at the ALA Conference in Chicago coming up.

Michael Gorman’s Foreword to Speaking of Information

Speaking of Information: The Library Juice Quotation Book Foreword by Michael Gorman Books of quotations serve many functions. They can entertain, enrich, inform, infuriate, define (by inclusion and exclusion), and/or provide one end of a strand of knowledge to be pursued elsewhere by the enquiring mind. Some quotations are comical, some profound, but a true … Read more Michael Gorman’s Foreword to Speaking of Information

Davin Heckman’s Foreword to Library of Walls

Library of Walls Foreword by Davin Heckman My first experience of what would become Samuel Gerald Collins’ Library of Walls came several years back, when I was an editor for the journal Reconstruction ‹reconstruction.eserver.org›. My editorial curiosity was piqued by the title of an article that Collins submitted for consideration in a special issue of … Read more Davin Heckman’s Foreword to Library of Walls

Attempted Censorship by U.S. Attorney

Attempted Censorship by U.S. Attorney — A Book to Watch! By Ann Sparanese On June 16, the paperback edition of Triple Cross: How Bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI by Peter Lance will be released by HarperCollins. This is happening despite a prominent U.S. Attorney’s best efforts to … Read more Attempted Censorship by U.S. Attorney

2009 Miriam Braverman Prize Winner Announced

Announcement that went to PLGnet-L this morning: The Progressive Librarians Guild is pleased to announce the winner of the 2009 Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize. Sarah Clark has been awarded the prize for her essay entitled “Marketing the Library? Why Librarians Should Focus on Stewardship and Advocacy.” Ms. Clark is currently enrolled in the Department of … Read more 2009 Miriam Braverman Prize Winner Announced

Forthcoming books

Forthcoming from Library Juice Press Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods, edited by Emily Drabinski, Alana Kumbier, and Maria Accardi (978-1-936117-01-7) The Great Depression: Its Impact on Forty-Six Large American Public Libraries, by Robert Scott Kramp (978-1-936117-02-4) Greening Libraries, edited by Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough (978-1-936117-08-6) Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ … Read more Forthcoming books