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

A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature

A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature By Eamon Tewell From Communications in Information Literacy, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2015) ABSTRACT As information literacy continues in its centrality to many academic libraries’ missions, a line of inquiry has developed in response to ACRL’s charge to develop information literate citizens. The literature … Read more A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature

Interview with Catelynne Sahadath

Catelynne Sahadath is the Head of Metadata Development at the University of Calgary, where she manages the cataloging section, where she was responsible for leading their transition from AACR2 to RDA in 2013. Catelynne has previously worked on cataloging and digitization projects for the Government of Canada, and her research focuses on change management in … Read more Interview with Catelynne Sahadath

Project ARCC

From the website: Project ARCC is a task force of archivists striving to motivate the archival profession to affect climate change. We seek to achieve a four-fold mission: – Protect archival collections from the impact of climate change – Reduce our professional carbon and ecological footprint – Elevate climate change related archival collections to improve … Read more Project ARCC

CFP – Conceptual Crowbars and Classification at the Crossroads: The Impact and Future of Classification Research

Conceptual Crowbars and Classification at the Crossroads: The Impact and Future of Classification Research Workshop sponsored by ASIS&T SIG/Classification Research ASIS&T 2015 Annual Meeting Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, USA This year’s Classification Research workshop consciously and critically engages the general conference theme, “Information … Read more CFP – Conceptual Crowbars and Classification at the Crossroads: The Impact and Future of Classification Research

CFP: The Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership

The Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership Call for Proposals Editors: Shirley Lew and Baharak Yousefi Publisher: Library Juice Press The Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership aims to make explicit the ways in which a grounding in feminist theory and practice impacts the work of library administrators who … Read more CFP: The Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership

2015 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Quinn DuPont of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, based on his dissertation project, tentatively titled, “Plaintext, Encryption, and Ciphertext: A History of … Read more 2015 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

CFP: Librarians as Helping Professionals

REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping www.rnoph.org Published by Cleveland State University School of Social Work Call for Narratives: Special Issue on Librarians as Helping Professionals Deadline: September 30, 2015 Laura Habat, Guest Editor Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is a double-blind peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal that has been published since 1995. All of the journal’s … Read more CFP: Librarians as Helping Professionals

Interview with Chris Roth

Chris Roth is the author of Let’s Split! A Complete Guide to Separatist Movements and Aspirant Nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar, which was published by Litwin Books in March of this year. Chris is a social-cultural and linguistic anthropologist with an interest in the symbolic politics of nationalism and ethnicity. He has worked extensively with … Read more Interview with Chris Roth

Open Access Conference 2015: Learning from Experience

OPEN ACCESS CONFERENCE 2015: LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE San Jose State University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library October 23, 2015 Call For Proposals In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be hosting its biennial one-day conference on October 23, 2015, on all things Open: Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Education. … Read more Open Access Conference 2015: Learning from Experience

Interview with Maria Accardi

Maria T. Accardi is Associate Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction and Reference at Indiana University Southeast. She served as a co-editor of and contributor to Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), and is the author of Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction (Library Juice Press, 2013), for which she received the ACRL … Read more Interview with Maria Accardi

Interview with Joachim Schöpfel, author of Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

Joachim Schöpfel is lecturer of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Lille 3 (France), director of the French Digitization Centre for PhD theses (ANRT) and member of the GERiiCO research laboratory. He teaches on LIS topics, including intellectual property. His research interests are scientific information and communication, especially open access and grey literature. … Read more Interview with Joachim Schöpfel, author of Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

New issue of IRIE on Ethics for the Internet of Things

International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) Issue 022, Volume 22, December 2014 Ethics for the Internet of Things edited by Hektor Haarkötter, Felix Weil [ Current issue ] Editors’ note: Many science fiction phantasies already claimed that one day machines will be superior to human beings and computers will finally take over. But unlike in … Read more New issue of IRIE on Ethics for the Internet of Things

Interview with Mandy Henk about her LJA courses

Mandy Henk is a librarian at DePauw University, and was a law librarian at Vanderbilt before that. She specializes in access to physical materials, resource sharing, and personnel management. Her interests include social class and librarian/staff relationships, the development of international resource sharing systems, and copyright in the academy and the library. She recently published … Read more Interview with Mandy Henk about her LJA courses

Call for Proposals: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science

Call for Proposals: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science Editor: Gina Schlesselman-Tarango Publisher: Library Juice Press Projected publication date: April 2017 From the materials libraries and archives collect to the spaces they design and inhabit, whiteness can be mapped and traced in library and information science (LIS). Exploring the diverse terrain … Read more Call for Proposals: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science

2015 Solidarity Statement from Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

In early April, members of Librarians and Archivists with Palestine went on a follow-up trip to Jerusalem, the West Bank (Ramallah and Birzeit) and ’48 (Nazareth, Haifa, and Akka). We’ve just posted a report/solidarity statement (reproduced in full below), as we did after our initial delegation in 2013. Note the last section with some specific … Read more 2015 Solidarity Statement from Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

CFP – Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation (ALISE Historical Perspectives SIG)

ALISE 2016, Boston, MA, January 5-8, 2016 Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group Call for Papers DEADLINE: June 30, 2015 In keeping with the 2016 ALISE Conference Theme, “Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation,” the Historical Perspectives SIG invites submissions for individual papers, or for a 3+ person panel program that examines the history of radical change, … Read more CFP – Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation (ALISE Historical Perspectives SIG)