Journal of Scholarly Publishing – current issue TOC

Sharing the TOC of a journal I find very useful as a publisher. I think it also has a lot that would be of interest to academic librarians who do collection development. Journal of Scholarly Publishing Volume 46, Number 1 This Issue Includes: University Press Forum 2014 Tom Radko DOI 10.3138/jsp.46.1.001 Choice’s Compilation of Significant … Read more Journal of Scholarly Publishing – current issue TOC

CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice – CFP

Call for Proposals CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the … Read more CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice – CFP

Interview with Jessica Moyer

Jessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Moyer has taught reference and readers’ advisory … Read more Interview with Jessica Moyer

Interview with Jason Bengtson

Jason Bengtson is the Head of Library Computing and Information Systems at the University of Oklahoma’s Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library. A co-editor of the Technology column of the Journal of Hospital Librarianship, he is also a member of the NN/LM South Central Region Technology Advisory Committee and ASIS&T. Jason is teaching a series … Read more Interview with Jason Bengtson

An ironic concern over net neutrality

In her January piece on net neutrality in Wired Magazine that I have just now seen, former ALA President Barbara Stripling says, “…[W]ithout net neutrality, we are in danger of prioritizing Mickey Mouse and Jennifer Lawrence over William Shakespeare and Teddy Roosevelt. This may maximize profits for large content providers, but it minimizes education for … Read more An ironic concern over net neutrality

Message from Patrick Keilty on the Salaita dismissal

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may have heard about the recent controversy surrounding Professor Steven Salaita, who was dismissed from his tenured faculty position by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for controversial statements he made on Twitter. I am writing to ask you to consider signing a … Read more Message from Patrick Keilty on the Salaita dismissal

New book: Critical Journeys: How 14 Librarians Came to Embrace Critical Practice

Critical JourneysHow 14 Librarians Came to Embrace Critical Practice Author/Editor: Robert Schroeder Price: $28.00 Published: September 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-92-5 A growing number of librarians are engaged with critical theories such as critical pedagogy, feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory, or post-colonialism. Because librarians have backgrounds in all disciplines and inhabit a uniquely central space … Read more New book: Critical Journeys: How 14 Librarians Came to Embrace Critical Practice