Interview with Julie Edwards

I have just done an interview with Julie Edwards, instructor for our upcoming class, “Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries.” Julie is the Ethnic Studies Librarian and the Multicultural Coordinator at the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana. Her interview has insights about the organizational issues involved in promoting diversity in academic libraries. You can … Read more Interview with Julie Edwards

Year-End Message to Friends and Customers

We haven’t done this in the past, but I think I would like to begin a tradition of sending a “year-end update” to friends and customers. Why now? Probably because 2012 was a year that saw a lot of changes, and we are planning for 2013 to be a big year as well. To begin … Read more Year-End Message to Friends and Customers

Acknowledging donors to the Unglue.it campaign

The Unglue.it campaign for Lauren Pressley’s book, So You Want To Be a Librarian, is in its home stretch, which is where the most donations to these campaigns typically come in (so there is still a chance that we will reach our goal). I wanted to mention one thing about the campaign. The free, “unglued” … Read more Acknowledging donors to the Unglue.it campaign

Twitter Presence

We have enlisted a helper to handle our Twitter presence, so now we will be tweeting and responding at a decent clip, from @litwinbooks, @LibJuicePress, and @LibJuiceAcademy. For readers who don’t know what those three things are, Litwin Books is the publishing company and the imprint that handles mainly scholarly books in media studies, archives, … Read more Twitter Presence

Call for Papers for Forthcoming Book: In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada

Call for Papers for Forthcoming Book: In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada EDITORS: Jennifer Dekker, University of Ottawa (jdekker@uottawa.ca) Mary Kandiuk, York University (mkandiuk@yorku.ca) PUBLISHER: Library Juice Press EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: 2014 BOOK ABSTRACT: With a focus on Canada, this collection will document the labour-related struggles and gains of academic … Read more Call for Papers for Forthcoming Book: In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada

Interview with Madeleine Charney

I recently did an interview with Madeleine Charney, instructor for our upcoming class, “The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement.” Madeleine has had success at UMass Amherst in getting the library involved in their campus-wide sustainability initiatives, and has a lot to teach regarding how to accomplish goals related to … Read more Interview with Madeleine Charney

Unglue.it updates: Instagram and Hack Library School

To updates to share with you on our campaign to Unglue Lauren Pressley’s book, So You Want To Be a Librarian: First, there is the fun Instagram contest that Lauren Pressley and Andromeda Yelton devised, which is for sharing your pictures of your copy of the book. Andromeda will be compiling the entries using Storify. … Read more Unglue.it updates: Instagram and Hack Library School

Call for Papers: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries

Call for Papers TITLE: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries EDITOR: Maria A. Jankowska PUBLISHER: Library Juice Press BOOK ABSTRACT: In the last ten years literature on greening libraries has expanded considerably. Furthermore, by signing the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, university presidents and chancellors committed their institutions to finding new solutions to environmental, … Read more Call for Papers: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries