Library Juice Academy Certificate in User Experience (UX)

In this 6-course certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) and how to apply user-centered strategies to library websites and beyond. The program begins by teaching you the key concepts of UX design and how to employ them in your website projects. Next, you will learn the ins and outs of … Read more Library Juice Academy Certificate in User Experience (UX)

Whistleblowers, Intellectual Freedom, and Librarians

On February 28, 2013, Bradley Manning read a 35-page statement at a courthouse in Fort Meade, in which he detailed how and why he released certain information to the public. The redacted transcript reveals several intellectual freedom issues that have been central to some recent discussions at American Library Association meetings. Among these issues are … Read more Whistleblowers, Intellectual Freedom, and Librarians

Interview with Ray Schwartz

I have just interviewed Ray Schwartz. Ray is a systems librarian at the William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He frequently presents on topics relating to the use of many forms of electronic transactional data and datamining. He is teaching a course for Library Juice Academy next month called, “Collecting and Evaluating Electronic Transactions … Read more Interview with Ray Schwartz

Interview with Beth Knazook

I have just interviewed Beth Knazook, an image archivist who has worked for the Ryerson University Archives & Special Collections and as the Photo Archivist for the Stratford Festival of Canada. Her expertise is in photographic preservation and photographic collection management, and that is the subject of her introductory course for Library Juice Academy next … Read more Interview with Beth Knazook

Important Petition for Access to Government Information

Message from Free Government Information: A convergence of several things — the White House’s new policy on Open Access to federally funded scientific information, the NAPA Report on the GPO, the CASSANDRA Letter to the Public Printer, Aaron Swartz’ long work with open govt and open access and his tragic suicide and Sunshine Week among … Read more Important Petition for Access to Government Information

Elitism

I am going to link to an editorial that is not like what we normally link to here, but it is on a favorite topic of mine, one that I have written about here before (here, here, here, and here), in order to continue asking a question and perhaps to challenge our faith as librarians. … Read more Elitism

Call for Submissions – Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

Call for Submissions – Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize The submission period for the 2013 Braverman Award is now open. Submitted papers should be about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible. The winning paper will be published in the Summer … Read more Call for Submissions – Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

Call for Presenters – Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries

Library Juice Academy is starting a webinar series on “Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries,” and this is a call for presenters. There is no shortage of discussion about “problems faced by academic libraries” at the big scale, regarding trends in higher education and technology, where the approach to these problems is mainly a question of … Read more Call for Presenters – Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries

Interview with Marcus Banks

I have just interviewed Marcus Banks, who is the Director of Library/Academic & Instructional Innovation at Samuel Merritt University. He has a strong interest in new and alternative methods of quantitatively assessing scholarly work, and that is roughly the subject area of the class he is teaching for Library Juice Academy next month: Digital Scholarship: … Read more Interview with Marcus Banks

NASIG’s 28th Annual Conference

NASIG’s 28th Annual Conference: June 6th to June 9th 2013 in Buffalo, NY “The Art of Information/The Architecture of Knowledge” http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm NASIG 2013 continues the organization’s tradition of offering conferences that have strong, engaging programs and numerous opportunities to discuss issues and network in a relaxed environment with colleagues—publishers, vendors, print and e-resources providers, and … Read more NASIG’s 28th Annual Conference

New: Lenny and Nina are Buried in Books

Lenny and Nina are Buried in Books Author: Linda Cooper Illustrator: Jana Vukovic Price: $10.00 Published: March 2013 ISBN: 978-1-936117-88-8 For children 5-7 years old. Lenny and Nina have so many books that they cannot find what they are looking for and Grandma almost can’t find them! Beginning with this somewhat silly, exaggerated situation, this … Read more New: Lenny and Nina are Buried in Books