Seeking an author with strengths in statistics and skepticism

There’s a book idea we’ve been kicking around here at Litwin Books, and we need an author. I don’t want to completely disclose the idea for this book, but I want to say enough to potentially find the right author. It will be a reference book that takes a skeptical view of commonly-encountered statistics and … Read more Seeking an author with strengths in statistics and skepticism

Sale price on Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library

I always feel a little hucksterish when I use this blog to try to sell books, but Library Juice Press is a business, and selling books is what it is about. So here we go… I have too much inventory of Ed D’Angelo’s book, Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library: How Postmodern Consumer … Read more Sale price on Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library

Ed D’Angelo’s book translated into Japanese

One of the first books from Library Juice Press was Ed D’Angelo’s Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library: How Postmodern Consumer Capitalism Threatens Democracy, Civil Education and the Public Good, and it has been our best selling book so far. We’re pleased to announce that the book has been translated into Japanese and … Read more Ed D’Angelo’s book translated into Japanese

New from Library Juice Press: The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship

The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship Author: Juris Dilevko Price: $32.00 Published: November 2009 ISBN: 978-1-936117-04-8 6″ by 9″ 242 Pages Printed on acid-free paper This book presents a retro-progressive proposal for the education of librarians: the removal of library education from the jurisdiction of universities, which in recent decades have become … Read more New from Library Juice Press: The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship

The Ph.D. problem

Welcome support for intellectuals who are making the choice NOT to go for a Ph.D.: The Ph.D. Problem: On the professionalization of faculty life, doctoral training, and the academy’s self-renewal, by Louis Menand, Harvard Magazine, November-December 2009.

New books

Three forthcoming books that I haven’t announced yet: The Great Depression: Its Impact on Forty-Six Large American Public Libraries, Robert Scott Kramp (Due next month) Humanism and Libraries: An Essay on the Philosophy of Librarianship, by André Cossette (Due next month) Vanishing Act: The Erosion of Online Footnotes and Implications for Scholarship in the Digital … Read more New books