Interview with Margaret Heller

Margaret Heller is Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago, where she manages the website and institutional repository. She also volunteers as the Technology Director of the Read/Write Library Chicago. She has presented talks and papers about participatory or social library services at various conferences, including the LITA Forum, Media in Transition, and Code4Lib. She … Read more Interview with Margaret Heller

Grace Agnew talks about her Grant Writing class for Library Juice Academy

We interviewed Grace Agnew a year ago, prior to the start of the first session of her Mechanics of Metadata course. Grace is Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems at the Rutgers University Libraries and has been an adjunct professor in the Library Information Science program at Rutgers University since 2005. She is teaching … Read more Grace Agnew talks about her Grant Writing class for Library Juice Academy

Elisabeth Jones’ Comments on the Google Books Fair Use Decision

I had the opportunity to chat with Elisabeth Jones at the ASIS&T conference earlier this month about the controversy over Google Books. Our conversation was on my mind when I posted that email discussion on the Google Books fair use decision, and I asked her if she would be interested in writing a follow-up. As … Read more Elisabeth Jones’ Comments on the Google Books Fair Use Decision

Email discussion on the recent Google Books copyright decision

An interesting, overlapping discussion about the recent Google Books copyright decision took place on the Progressive Librarians Guild email discussion list and the Social Responsibilities Round Table discussion list over the past few days. I have permission from the participants to reproduce that discussion here. I used to do this frequently with the original Library … Read more Email discussion on the recent Google Books copyright decision

Libraries and the Alternative Press (Against the Grain Podcast)

An Against the Grain Podcast with Alycia Sellie, published 11/05/2013 Libraries and the Alternative Press Unique and vital perspectives are and have been offered up by underground newspapers, zines, and other radical publications. But alternative materials are for the most part not carried by libraries. Alycia Sellie comments on the value of alternative publications and … Read more Libraries and the Alternative Press (Against the Grain Podcast)

Help shape the future of SustainRT, ALA’s new Sustainability round table!

SustainRT Virtual Discussion Free; Open to the whole library community Help shape the future of SustainRT, ALA’s new Sustainability round table! Dec. 11, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm (EST) To register: http://bit.ly/HtTNrt The discussion will be recorded and available later to those who register. Objectives of this open meeting: 1) Provide a brief history and status update … Read more Help shape the future of SustainRT, ALA’s new Sustainability round table!

2013 Library Juice Paper Contest Winner: Ryan Shaw

Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the First Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. Ryan Shaw’s paper, titled, “Information Organization and the Philosophy of History,” was judged by the award jury to be the best paper out of fifteen submitted in this year’s contest, in a blind process. Jury member Ron Day … Read more 2013 Library Juice Paper Contest Winner: Ryan Shaw