The Power of Google is Power

I just bought a Motorola Droid, which is Verizon’s Android-based smart phone, Android being Google’s OS for mobile devices. Its integration with Google gives me a lot of “power” to integrate my online tools with my mobile device, which is very satisfying. I experience it as empowering, and my attention is focused on learning what … Read more The Power of Google is Power

Review of Humanism and Libraries

I’d like to thank Wayne Bivens-Tatum of Princeton University Libraries for his thoughtful review of André Cossette’s Humanism and Libraries: An Essay on Library Philosophy. I’m pleased to read that he and I have the same disagreements with Cossette, and that, like I do, he finds the book useful and interesting despite those points of … Read more Review of Humanism and Libraries

Canceled titles

Just a note to inform customers: The following Library Juice Press and Litwin Books titles have been canceled: Visible Voices: Literacy and the Invisible Homeless, by Melissa Juchniewicz A Copyright Guide for Visual Artists, by Rachel Bridgewater and Kohel Haver Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship, edited by Erik Estep, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Martin Wallace

The Library Paraprofessional Movement and the Deprofessionalization of Librarianship

I have an article in the current issue of Progressive Librarian that I have put online this morning: “The Library Paraprofessional Movement and the Deprofessionalization of Librarianship.” It says something that some people won’t like, but it’s something that I think is true and something that I think we should discuss openly. It’s in the … Read more The Library Paraprofessional Movement and the Deprofessionalization of Librarianship

C-SPAN puts entire video archive on the web

This is big news for anyone dealing with politics or gov docs collections. The New York Times is reporting today that C-SPAN has made its entire archive of programming freely available on its website. The archive contains 160,000 hours of programming. It seems that this will be a major resource for studying domestic politics in … Read more C-SPAN puts entire video archive on the web

Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods

Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods Editors: Emily Drabinski, Alana Kumbier, and Maria Accardi Price: $35.00 Published: March 2010 ISBN: 978-1-936117-01-7 Bringing together the voices of a range of practicing librarians, this collection illuminates theories and methods of critical pedagogy and library instruction. Chapters address critical approaches to standards and assessment practices, links between queer, … Read more Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods