So You Want To Be a Librarian – Testimonials Wanted

Have you or someone you know been helped by Lauren Pressley’s book, So You Want To Be a Librarian? We are interested in testimonials by people who have read the book and found it helpful to them in deciding on or planning for a career in librarianship. In exchange for a testimonial of 300 words … Read more So You Want To Be a Librarian – Testimonials Wanted

Call for Chapters: Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader

Call for Chapters: Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader While information needs and behavior have become a central research concern in library and information studies, the particularities of gender and sexuality have yet to be centered in the field. Bringing queer and feminist theories into conversation with current LIS research, Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader addresses … Read more Call for Chapters: Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader

Terrorists meeting at the Capitol Building today? Government information and alternative media

I was discussing the free press with a Russian friend once, and she told me that the main difference between Soviet Russia and the contemporary USA was that Russians knew they were being lied to, while Americans have naively believed that what the news says is the truth. Amusingly, right wing skeptics are presently doubting … Read more Terrorists meeting at the Capitol Building today? Government information and alternative media

Ai Weiwei

A conflict over intellectual freedom of potential historical import may be taking shape in China surrounding China’s most famous (globally famous) artist, Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei is politically active as well as being a challenging and innovative artist whose work responds to the contemporary world, so it is not surprising that the Chinese government is … Read more Ai Weiwei