Seeking Assistant for ALA Midwinter in Boston

Library Juice Academy/Library Juice Press is seeking one or more assistants to help us with our presence with our exhibit at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, January 8th through 12th, 2016. This will involve helping us set up and break down the booth and assisting us in staffing it. Compensation will be free admission … Read more Seeking Assistant for ALA Midwinter in Boston

Leslie Sult talks about the ACRL/ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

ACRL’s University Library Section has a new award, the Outstanding Professional Development Award, which is going to be sponsored annually by Library Juice Academy. Leslie Sult was one of the people involved in creating the award, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to interview her about it for this blog. Leslie, thanks for agreeing … Read more Leslie Sult talks about the ACRL/ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

Snippet from Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

A couple of paragraphs from Roy Scranton’s Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, from City Lights Books, 2015. Pages 108 and 109: Wars begin and end. Empires rise and fall. Buildings collapse, books burn, servers break down, cities sink into the sea. Humanity can survive the demise of fossil-fuel civilization and it can survive whatever … Read more Snippet from Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

Established in 2015, this award is intended to recognize librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative … Read more ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

What about the iceberg?

by Emily Drabinski I spend a lot of time in critical librarian spaces. I am an active tweeter in the #critlib community. I’m organizing a colloquium on critical perspectives on gender and sexuality in the field (abstracts due Monday!) and edit a related book series. I’m working on a talk this spring about critical pedagogy … Read more What about the iceberg?

CFP: National Diversity in Libraries Conference

National Diversity in Libraries Conference August 10-13, 2016 v UCLA CALL FOR PROPOSALS Deadline: November 30, 2015 The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), will take place on the UCLA campus on August 10-13, 2016. The NDLC ’16 Program Committee invites you … Read more CFP: National Diversity in Libraries Conference

CFP: Unintended Consequences: the Paradox of Technological Potential (IEEE Potentials)

IEEE Potentials is seeking contributions to a special issue guest edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and MG Michael. The theme of the issue is: “Unintended Consequences: the Paradox of Technological Potential”. We are looking for critical reviews and analyses, case examples, commentaries, interviews, opinion pieces, stories, projections and science fiction narratives from researchers, futurists, … Read more CFP: Unintended Consequences: the Paradox of Technological Potential (IEEE Potentials)

New book: The Psychology of Librarianship

The Psychology of Librarianship Editors: Lynn Gullickson Spencer, Leanne VandeCreek, and H. Stephen Wright Price: $45.00 Published: November 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63400-016-1 406 pages Printed on acid-free paper Available for pre-order now on Amazon… The Psychology of Librarianship is a collection of scholarly essays on the role of psychology in libraries and library work. It is … Read more New book: The Psychology of Librarianship

New Book by Joseph Weizenbaum

Islands in the Cyberstream Seeking Havens of Reason in a Programmed Society Author: Joseph Weizenbaum with Gunna Wendt Translator: Benjamin Fasching-Gray Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-1-63400-000-0 Published: October 2015 Printed on acid-free paper. Joseph Weizenbaum is best known in the English-speaking world for his 1976 popular critique of artificial intelligence, Computer Power and Human Reason. His … Read more New Book by Joseph Weizenbaum

Interview with Lauren Hays

Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian and the Co-Director of the Center for Games and Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She holds an undergraduate degree in education, a masters in library science, a masters in educational technology, and a graduate certificate in online teaching and learning. She is co-teaching two classes for Library … Read more Interview with Lauren Hays

Tweet-up on sustainability in libraries and archives

Join a Tweet-up with ProjectARCC & SustainRT on sustainability in libraries and archives on October 19 at 1pm ET! On Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1pm ET, ProjectARCC (Archivists Responding to Climate Change) and ALA’s SustainRT (Sustainability Roundtable) are co-hosting a tweet-up to discuss how we as archivists and librarians can reduce our professional carbon … Read more Tweet-up on sustainability in libraries and archives

James Lowry Wins Third Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

James Lowry Wins Third Annual Library Juice Paper Contest PRESS RELEASE October 1, 2015 Sacramento, CA Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Third Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. James Lowry’s unpublished paper, titled, “Information and the Social Contract,” was judged by the award jury to be the best paper out … Read more James Lowry Wins Third Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

Interview with Stephen Bales

I’m interviewing Stephen Bales, the author of our most recently published book, The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach. Stephen, thanks for agreeing to do this interview. Hi Rory. I’d like to ask you first off to give a little summary of your book for readers. When many people think of the academic library, … Read more Interview with Stephen Bales

Derrick Jensen interviews Ramey Kanaan about independent press and social change

Derrick Jensen’s Resistance Radio interview with Ramsey Kanaan… Ramsey Kanaan has been involved in attempting to disseminate the good word for well over three and a half decades now. As a young teenager, he founded AK Press (named after his mothers initials) from his bedroom in Scotland. He’s co-founder and Publisher with PM Press. You … Read more Derrick Jensen interviews Ramey Kanaan about independent press and social change

2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS)

2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) Registration and Paper Submissions Now Open The 2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is now accepting registrations and submissions. The conference (known in past years as the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education) focuses on issues of … Read more 2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS)

Interview with John Russell

John Russell is Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries, which involves open access advocacy and scholarly publishing as well as digital scholarship services. He has been actively involved in digital humanities projects, primarily related to text encoding, and teaches a digital scholarship methods course as part of UO’s New Media and Culture … Read more Interview with John Russell

Call for Papers: Deadline Extended for Inaugural Issue of JCLIS

Call for Papers: Deadline Extended for Inaugural Issue Theme: Why is the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies needed today? The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is a peer-reviewed open access journal which addresses the need for critical discourse in library and information science and associated domains such as communication and media … Read more Call for Papers: Deadline Extended for Inaugural Issue of JCLIS