Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians, with classes starting October 1st. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities primarily for academic librarians. A partial schedule of workshops is below. Visit the website periodically to see new courses as we add them. We … Read more Library Juice Academy
Auslander & Fox, Litwin Books’ imprint for general readers (i.e. not academic titles), has just published its first novel: Walt, by Ian Stoba. Walt is a wildly fun read that is over too quickly, and features a simple lobster fisherman from Tristan de Cunha, who hears unfamiliar music in his head that leads him to … Read more New novel from Auslander & Fox: Walt
Library Juice Press recently published Greening Libraries, which is about green and sustainable practices in library operations and planning. We have just made co-editor Monika Antonelli’s chapter available for free online: “The Public Library’s Role in the Transition Towns Movement.” We hope that you enjoy it and will consider purchasing the book for your library.
Like most librarians, I’ve been following the changes going on at the New York Public Library. It is one of those issues that casts a spotlight on the larger library world because of the vast importance of the institution. Charles Peterson’s essay in the amazing and fabulous journal N+1 burrows deep into the issue and … Read more Article on the NYPL in N+1
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a presentation of research projects at METRO, New York City’s major library consortium. The researchers were almost all practicing librarians, mostly at academic institutions, who worked in groups on topics of their choice. The approach of three out of the four groups was primarily to kind of … Read more Research in Real Life
The following is an email that was sent to current MLIS students at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN, announcing a reorganization of the department so that it will now be a part of the business school. I don’t know if there is any precedent for something like that. In other places where the … Read more St. Kate’s MLIS program is going under the business school
I have long been annoyed by the popularity of the Annoyed Librarian blog. It’s not because of her ideas, which I think are often interesting. It is because she has always used her anonymity as a shield for insulting people while avoiding responsibility for what she says. Many people justify anonymous public speech as a … Read more “Annoyed Librarian” is a Coward
A lot of local news, especially detailed news about suburban areas, is being outsourced to a company called Journatic, which sometimes uses fake names as bylines, as This American Life recently reported. NPR is reporting on the story in today’s Morning Edition. A good place for the details that are presently available is this story … Read more Outsourcing news agency using fake bylines