Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar

Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar Author: Christopher F. Roth Price: $75.00 ISBN: 978-1-936117-99-4 Published: March 1st, 2015 634 pages Printed on acid-free paper Publisher: Litwin Books This full color reference book is an entertaining and informative look at contemporary struggles for independence around the world. … Read more Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar

Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of the Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González

Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of the Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González Authors: Abdul Alkalimat and Kate Williams Price: $35.00 Published: February 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-64-2 Printed on acid-free paper This book introduces North Americans and other general readers to 1) the role of Afro-Cubans in Cuban history and culture, particularly in the 20th … Read more Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of the Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González

MUSICat

Just a brief note about the thing that stuck in my mind the most from ALA Midwinter. It is called MUSICat (i.e. “Music @” as well as Music Catalog, a logical name for what it is). They had a booth across from ours, and I chatted with Kelly Hiser about their service. What they do … Read more MUSICat

CFP in celebration of Miriam Braveman’s “Mississippi Summer”

Dear Colleagues, The *Progressive Librarian* editors’ cooperative is planning an issue to commemorate the Freedom Libraries of Freedom Summer 1964 which is being done in conjunction with reprinting Miriam Braverman’s 50 year old *SLJ* work “Mississippi Summer” November 1965 *School Library Journal*, pages 31 – 33. In a message from one of the editors, (Elaine … Read more CFP in celebration of Miriam Braveman’s “Mississippi Summer”

(Extended) Call for Papers: The Big Deal: 3rd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization

(Extended) Call for Papers The Big Deal: 3rd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization May 28-29, 2015 Milwaukee, WI The role of ethics in knowledge organization has moved from the background to the foreground. Objectivity and literary warrant alone have been shown to be insufficient for ethical knowledge organization. Ethical concerns have been demonstrated … Read more (Extended) Call for Papers: The Big Deal: 3rd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization

Carmen D’Avino’s “Library” short

Carmen D’Avino created a lot of recognizeable animation in the 60s and 70s, some of it for The Electric Company, a PBS show for graduates of Sesame Street that I remember well. Here’s his animated bit about Libraries for The Electric Company:

CAPAL 15 Program Announced

Dear all, On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I’m pleased to present the preliminary program for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice, the second annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL). The program can be viewed in full online at bit.ly/CAPAL15program. The program features sessions on a wide range of … Read more CAPAL 15 Program Announced

Call for Papers: Affect and the Archive

Special Issue of Archival Science Call for Papers: Affect and the Archive Guest editors: Anne J. Gilliland (Gilliland@gseis.ucla.edu) and Marika Cifor (mcifor@ucla.edu), UCLA Department of Information Studies. Building upon the momentum generated by the Symposium on Affect and the Archive held at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in November 2014 and the enthusiastic … Read more Call for Papers: Affect and the Archive

Litwin Books Travel Grants

Litwin Books provides financial support to scholars in LIS and related fields for travel to conferences they attend, domestically or internationally. Travel grants are limited to $500 for domestic conferences and $1000 for travel to a conference outside the recipient’s home country. No more than one grant is available per recipient per year, and grants … Read more Litwin Books Travel Grants

Barnard Library Research Awards

The Barnard Library will award two grants of $2,500 to researchers using its Archives, Zine Library or Barnard Center for Research on Women collection. Undergraduate and graduate students, professors and independent scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area are encouraged to apply. Particular strengths of the three collections are the history of the college, … Read more Barnard Library Research Awards