Interview with John Chrastka, Executive Director of the Every Library PAC

John Chrastka is the former membership director at the American Library Association, and has left that position recently to start a political action committee for library advocacy purposes, called Every Library. This organization is about three months old at this point. I had heard of it and realized that I didn’t know anything about it, … Read more Interview with John Chrastka, Executive Director of the Every Library PAC

Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information https://litwinbooks.com/award.php 1. Nature of the Award 1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). 2. Purpose of the Award 2.1 The purpose of this award is … Read more Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Interview with Emily Drabinski

I have just interviewed Emily Drabinski, instructor for the upcoming Library Juice Academy course, Working Faster, Working Smarter: Productivity Strategies for Librarians. Emily is also co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories & Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), and edits a book series from Litwin Books/Library Juice Press. Our interview gives a clear description of what … Read more Interview with Emily Drabinski

Webinar Series: What’s New with Gary Price

Library Juice Academy Webinar Series: What’s New with Gary Price In these fast-paced sessions Gary Price shares a handful of the latest and most useful web resources, tools, and search techniques he’s been posting and sharing on LJ’s infoDOCKET. Plus, each session focuses on a special topic loaded with resources and discussion. Topics include online … Read more Webinar Series: What’s New with Gary Price

Interview with Rebecca Blakiston

I have just done an interview with Rebecca Blakiston, instructor for the upcoming Library Juice Academy course, Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing. This will be Rebecca’s second time teaching this course for us. In the interview she tells us about her background and qualifications for teaching the course, the content of the course, and some of her … Read more Interview with Rebecca Blakiston

Two Statements in Support of Dale Askey and McMaster University

Dale Askey, a librarian at McMaster University in Canada, is the one who has been sued by Mellen Press for giving them a bad review. Here are two statements supporting him, one from the Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the other from the British Columbia Library Association… ARL-CARL … Read more Two Statements in Support of Dale Askey and McMaster University

Interview with Katie Cunningham

I have just done an interview with Katie Cunningham, instructor for two upcoming courses with Library Juice Academy: Connecting with Spanish-Speaking Communities, and Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca. Katie is a library consultant and training specialist whose work focuses on improving library services to Latino and Spanish-speaking children and families. I enjoyed interviewing her, and … Read more Interview with Katie Cunningham

Library Juice Academy Classes in March and April

March 2013 Success in First Library Supervisor Position Instructor: Tony Garrett | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Introduction to RDA Instructor: Melissa Adler | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing Instructor: Rebecca Blakiston | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175 Connecting with Spanish-Speaking Communities Instructor: Katie Cunningham | Credits: 1.5 CEUs … Read more Library Juice Academy Classes in March and April

SFPL vs. Enoch Pratt Superbowl Library Bet

This is a good superbowl bet. The Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore and the San Francisco Public Library have a good bet going on the outcome of today’s game: Pratt Library vs. San Francisco Public Library: Two Great Libraries, One Great Super Bowl Bet