Exploring Deep Green Resistance, I ran across their library campaign: REAL: Resistance Education At Libraries. The idea is to organize efforts to promote radical environmentalist literature at libraries, by prioritizing libraries according to where such materials are most needed. I will be sharing this info with TFOE and the Sustainability Round Table, although there is … Read more REAL: Resistance Education At Libraries
In the first years of my career as a librarian, I was working on the Reference Desk when an undergraduate student asked for help finding articles on a rather general subject in the social sciences. My suspicion was that he would do better if he were able to refine his topic, and so I began … Read more Teaching Sophistry
I have just learned that Zoia Horn died on July 12th. She has been an inspiration to me from the time I was in library school in the late 90s. I was inspired by her memoirs and later by her personally when I visited her Berkeley. (I have just found out that her memoirs, ZOIA! … Read more Zoia Horn has passed on
QUIET, PLEASE from Quincy J. Walters on Vimeo. About homeless people who use the library….
Tony Castelletto has been programming computers on one platform or another since the late 1980s, and received his MLIS in 2008 from Drexel. He has worked on unusual information projects throughout his career, starting as a technician on small NASA missions, managing the information pipelines that carried data from satellite to ground. Tony received his … Read more Interview with Tony Castelletto
“Philosopher Librarians,” the erstwhile Facebook group, is now a group on ALA Connect, the point being to organize a lunchtime get together at ALA Annual in San Francisco next year, and to have any discussions in the meantime that people feel like having. To join you are supposed to have a degree in philosophy, whether … Read more Philosopher Librarians on ALA Connect (to meet at ALA)
Patrick Gavin Receives the 2014 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information
Award Announcement July 1, 2014 We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Patrick Gavin of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, based on his dissertation proposal, … Read more Patrick Gavin Receives the 2014 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information