CFP: Core Values in Theory and Practice: A Special Issue of Library Trends

Valuing Librarianship: Core Values in Theory and Practice: A Special Issue of Library Trends (February 2016) Editors: Selinda A. Berg and Heidi LM Jacobs Leddy Library, University of Windsor ValuingLibrarianship@gmail.com In 2004, the American Library Association (ALA)’s Core Values of Librarianship statement identified eleven core values: Access Confidentiality and privacy Democracy Diversity Education and lifelong … Read more CFP: Core Values in Theory and Practice: A Special Issue of Library Trends

Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium

Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium The University of Toronto, October 18, 2014 Gender and sexuality are two of the critical organizing axes of contemporary life. Alongside and intersecting with race, class, nation, and others, they constitute the ways through which we make ourselves known to ourselves and to one another: as men, women, … Read more Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium

Media predictions from 1975 Ecotopia…

Print-on-demand from kiosks and electronic distribution of the news predicted in 1975…. Here is an excerpt from the 1975 book, Ecotopia, by Ernest “Chick” Callenbach. Thanks to Lincoln Cushing for sharing this with the PLG list… Although the general picture of the Ecotopian media is one of almost anarchic decentralization, a jungle in which only … Read more Media predictions from 1975 Ecotopia…

Interview with Gretchen McCord

Gretchen McCord is an attorney-consultant and educator in the areas of copyright law, privacy law, and legal issues related to social media. Her practice specializes in assisting libraries, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in transitioning into the ever-changing digital world. She was an academic librarian prior to becoming an attorney, and served as the President … Read more Interview with Gretchen McCord

Interview with Jillian Wallis

Jillian Wallis is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. Her research addresses the data practices of researchers at the Center for Embedded Network Sensing, and developing systems for the effective distribution and use of sensor data. She will be teaching a class for Library Juice Academy next … Read more Interview with Jillian Wallis

Interview with Scott La Counte

Scott La Counte is the head librarian for the Southern California Institute of Technology. He has given presentations on mobile application development at several different conferences, and is the author of Going Mobile: Developing Apps for Your Library Using Basic HTML Programming (ALA Editions Special Reports, 2011), and Build Your Own App for Fun and … Read more Interview with Scott La Counte

New book: Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings for The Progressive

Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings for The Progressive Author: June Jordan Editor: Stacy Russo Foreword: Angela Davis Preface: Matthew Rothschild Price: $28.00 Published: February 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-90-1 This volume is a complete collection of June Jordan’s columns for The Progressive, published between 1989 and 2001. Jordan (1936-2002) was a poet and UC Berkeley professor … Read more New book: Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings for The Progressive

New book: Informed Agitation

Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond Editor: Melissa Morrone Price: $35.00 Published: February 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-87-1 In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture. People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to, or directly … Read more New book: Informed Agitation

Accardi wins 2014 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

For Immediate Release Mon, 02/03/2014 Contact: Chase Ollis Program Coordinator ACRL collis@ala.org CHICAGO – Maria T. Accardi, coordinator of library instruction at Indiana University Southeast, is the winner of the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award … Read more Accardi wins 2014 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award