Over at the Library Juice Academy Updates blog I have posted a paragraph by Jesse Shera about the importance of continuing education in librarianship. It’s from a 1967 lecture that was published as Sociological Foundations of Librarianship in 1970. Have I mentioned that I hope we can bring Shera back?
I’ve just added four new people to share in the blogging responsibilities here at Library Juice: Aliqae Geraci, Maria Accardi, Lua Gregory, and Shana Higgins. This adds to the five bloggers I added a year or so ago: Erik Estep, Melissa Morrone, Alison Lewis, Alan Mattlage, and Terry Epperson. Here is who the new bloggers … Read more New Bloggers at Library Juice
Courtney Mlinar has taken over the Library Professional Development Blog from its founder Ellie Collier, who left it idle when she left her previous institution, which was the blog’s original sponsor. Courtney will continue to use the blog to share information about a wide range of professional development opportunities available to librarians and other library … Read more Library Professional Development Blog is Back
Just in time for Banned Books Week, here is a bit of news that I hope comes to your attention if you are concerned with civil liberties and the freedom to read. A couple of young people in Portland, fresh faced college students who like to say that they’re anarchists, have been arrested as part … Read more Political Repression and Illegal Books in Portland
This is a couple of months old now but has just reached my attention. It is a statement from IFLA, cosigned by some of its member associations, including ALA and ARL, raising alarm about a new multi-lateral trade agreement that establishes new intellectual property rules that bypass essential balancing user rights such as Fair Use. … Read more New international trade agreements undermining copyright balance