Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries Editor: Joachim Schöpfel Price: $35.00 Published: May 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-84-0 Printed on acid-free paper The market for scientific and technical information (STI) has been dominated by publishers from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands. This book takes a look at … Read more Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

New book: The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach

The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach Author: Stephen Bales Price: $35.00 Published: May 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-89-5 200 pages Printed on acid-free paper Publisher: Library Juice Press Available on Amazon Oftentimes, academic librarians are not fully conscious of the role that their libraries play in late-capitalist society or how they, as information professionals, help … Read more New book: The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach

1/2 hour pilot: “Sacto PL”

Who among us hasn’t dreamt of writing a TV comedy set in a library? Well, my friend Jen Ferro has done just that. You can read her 1/2 hour pilot for a “dramedy” called “Sacto PL“…

CPJ releases annual assessment of press freedom worldwide

CPJ releases annual assessment of press freedom worldwide New York, April 27, 2015 – Terrorist groups and the governments who purport to fight them have made recent years the most dangerous period to be a journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual global assessment of press freedom, Attacks on the Press, released … Read more CPJ releases annual assessment of press freedom worldwide

Litwin Books Awards First Travel Grants for Conference Attendance

PRESS RELEASE Litwin Books Awards First Travel Grants for Conference Attendance April 24, 2014 Sacramento, CA – Litwin Books has awarded its first Travel Grants to Anna Wilson and Nathaniel Enright. The Litwin Books Travel Grants support scholars’ attendance at conferences, either domestic or international, with a special emphasis on helping those without other forms … Read more Litwin Books Awards First Travel Grants for Conference Attendance

Islamophobic ALA Banned Books Week Poster

Thus far I’ve seen little in the way of active controversy over this ill-advised ALA poster celebrating 2015’s Banned Books Week. There were a couple of messages recently on the SRRT email discussion list, which brought this to my attention. Clearly, the image links suppression of information with the religion of Islam, depicting a woman … Read more Islamophobic ALA Banned Books Week Poster

Interview with Mandy Henk, author of Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library

Mandy Henk is the author of what I think is the most important LIS book of 2014 (at least the most important one not published by Library Juice Press). The book is Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library, published by ALA Editions. Quoting the publisher’s description: In the first book to seriously … Read more Interview with Mandy Henk, author of Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library

Vincent Mosco on C-SPAN

Vincent Mosco, author of To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World, talked by remote video from Boston about the history of the development of the “cloud” and “big data,” and the economic, social, and cultural implications of massive data collection.

Announcing “The Political Librarian”, a New Journal from EveryLibrary

Post on April 2, 2015 by John Chrastka The Political Librarian For too long, there has been a dearth of research, discussion, and published content related to locally focused advocacy, policy, and funding issues for libraries. Today, EveryLibrary is proud to announce the launch of “The Political Librarian”, a new journal which will address these … Read more Announcing “The Political Librarian”, a New Journal from EveryLibrary

Call for Papers: Why is the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies needed today?

Call for Papers: 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 studies. It critically engages the cultural … Read more Call for Papers: Why is the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies needed today?

Library Juice Academy “Challenge” Successful

March 24, 2015 John Chrastka, EveryLibrary EveryLibrary thanks Library Juice Press today on the successful completion of a $1,000 “Challenge” last week. Library Juice Academy pledged a $1,000 donation and issued a challenge to individuals to become regular monthly contributors to EveryLibrary. We are happy to report that 15 people joined EveryLibrary as recurring donors, … Read more Library Juice Academy “Challenge” Successful

In Defense of Libraries and Culture in the Middle East

In Defense of Libraries and Culture in the Middle East Statement from the Progressive Librarians Guild: Media coverage of the destruction of libraries and antiquities in northern Iraq during March 2015 has aroused the indignation of people around the world. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has initiated this destruction and used … Read more In Defense of Libraries and Culture in the Middle East

CFP – Interactions, Special Issue on Gender in Education and Information Studies: Interrogating Knowledge Production, Social Structures and Equitable Access

Interactions Journal Call For Papers 2015-2016 Special Issue on Gender in Education and Information Studies: Interrogating Knowledge Production, Social Structures and Equitable Access Submission must be received by September 1, 2015 Please feel free to email the editors with abstracts or questions about your project: interactions@gseis.ucla.edu This special issue is a direct outgrowth of a … Read more CFP – Interactions, Special Issue on Gender in Education and Information Studies: Interrogating Knowledge Production, Social Structures and Equitable Access

Library Juice Academy Makes $1,000 EveryLibrary Fundraising Challenge

Post on March 5, 2015 by John Chrastka EveryLibrary today announces a new “Monthly Donor Challenge” from Library Juice Academy, a noted provider of professional development workshops and training for librarians. Library Juice Academy is pledging a $1,000 donation to EveryLibrary when 25 personal donors contribute at least $10 each month as reoccurring donors before … Read more Library Juice Academy Makes $1,000 EveryLibrary Fundraising Challenge

New book: Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Editor: Rachel Wexelbaum Price: $35.00 Published: March 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-79-6 Printed on acid-free paper Number six in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor In the 21st century, there are more LGBT information resources than ever before. … Read more New book: Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Drabinski receives 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

For Immediate Release Thu, 03/05/2015 Contact: Chase Ollis Program Coordinator ACRL collis@ala.org CHICAGO — Emily Drabinski, coordinator of instruction at Long Island University-Brooklyn, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for her article “Toward a Kairos … Read more Drabinski receives 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

Interview with Andrea Baer

Andrea Baer is the Undergraduate Education Librarian at Indiana University-Bloomington. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Washington and a Masters in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Andrea’s work in libraries and education is deeply informed by her teaching background in writing and literature and by her interests in … Read more Interview with Andrea Baer

Hedgehog Review – Spring issue focuses on information overload…

Focusing on the theme of “Too Much Information,” the spring issue of The Hedgehog Review devotes five essays to a close examination of the unprecedented and ever-increasing availability, use, and abuse of information relating to our public and private lives. Some of this information we disclose intentionally, some we do not, but all of it … Read more Hedgehog Review – Spring issue focuses on information overload…