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

Updates and Upgrades for Library Juice Academy

Library Juice Academy has done some technical updates. We’ve upgraded to the latest version of Moodle, which makes for easier navigation among other improvements. We’ve also upgraded our servers to provide better responsiveness and to prevent hangups due to overloading. And we’ve also redone our website – Take a look…

Cyberattacks against numerous French library websites

Nicolas Beudon reports that last night there were cyberattacks against numerous French library websites, evidently by Islamist groups. They hacked into these sites using vulnerabilities in Drupal, WordPress, and ISS, as well as by cracking simple passwords. The messages they left on homepages objected to the identification of Islam with the terrorists, referring to it … Read more Cyberattacks against numerous French library websites

International Declaration of Independent Publishers 2014

From the website: During the closing meeting of the International Assembly of Independent Publishers (Cape Town, South Africa, 18-21 September 2014), 400 independent publishers from 45 countries signed the International Declaration of Independent Publishers 2014. Collectively drafted in three languages, on 20 September 2014, the Declaration 2014 is available in several languages (French, English, Spanish, … Read more International Declaration of Independent Publishers 2014

Statement from French library associations on the Charlie Hebdo attack

Statement from the ABF (Association des Bibliothécaires de France) and the ACIM (Association pour la coopération des professionnels de l’information musicale) on the attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices… The ABF and the ACIM always take a position against censorship. Today, January 7, 2015, a new low was reached: the assassination of those who bring … Read more Statement from French library associations on the Charlie Hebdo attack

Our booth at ALA Midwinter

We’re attending ALA Midwinter 2015 in Chicago, and we hope to meet you there. You can find us in the exhibits hall at booth 1532. This is Litwin Books, Library Juice Press, and Library Juice Academy. And Auslander & Fox, too – let’s not forget that fun imprint. See you in Chicago! #alamw15

CFP: 9th National Conference of African American Librarians

*Call for Poster Session Proposals* 9th National Conference of African American Librarians St. Louis, Missouri August 4-8, 2015 Please submit a poster proposal for the 9th NCAAL Conference, “Meet at the Gateway: Reimagining Communities, Technologies, and Libraries.” The poster session committee is particularly interested in proposals related to: Advocacy/Marketing Assessment Emerging Technologies Health Information Information … Read more CFP: 9th National Conference of African American Librarians

Statement from Information Studies Academics and Professionals on Documentary Evidence and Social Justice

There is a new open statement circulating, written by UCLA Information Studies faculty, led by Safiya Noble. Written in response to the events in Ferguson and the crisis that it has opened up, it expresses the political orientation of members of the LIS field. It is titled, “Statement from Information Studies Academics and Professionals on … Read more Statement from Information Studies Academics and Professionals on Documentary Evidence and Social Justice

What ALA should REALLY do if they want to engage members

The American Library Association has increasingly received feedback from members saying that it’s unclear how to get involved. Over the past couple of years the association has made an effort to deal with this problem by setting up what are called Virtual Town Halls and Kitchen Table Conversations, which are opportunities for members to share … Read more What ALA should REALLY do if they want to engage members

Program at Midwinter: The Social Justice Collaboratorium: Illuminating Pathways between Social Justice Issues and LIS

I don’t often post news about programs happening at ALA conferences, since most people reading this won’t be attending, but this one is kind of flying under the radar, especially from the point of view of people in SRRT, so it deserves highlighting. It is called The Social Justice Collaboratorium: Illuminating Pathways between Social Justice … Read more Program at Midwinter: The Social Justice Collaboratorium: Illuminating Pathways between Social Justice Issues and LIS