“How do we do things with our principles and also get our tasks done?” An interview with Hadassah Damien

Back in May 2014, I interviewed the multitalented New York-based activist, performer, and technologist Hadassah Damien, whom I had originally met in January during a librarian-techie trip to Haiti. We spoke about technology, education, and related topics. MM: How would you describe yourself and your work? HD: I would describe the work that I do … Read more “How do we do things with our principles and also get our tasks done?” An interview with Hadassah Damien

Second Annual Library Juice Paper Contest Winner

Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Second Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. Michelle Caswell’s paper, titled, “Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives,” was judged by the award jury to be the best paper out of 25 submitted in this year’s contest, in a blind process in … Read more Second Annual Library Juice Paper Contest Winner

IRIE Call for Papers on Global Citizenship

IRIE Call for Papers on Global Citizenship Guest Editor: Jared Bielby, Univ. of Alberta, Canada: bielby@ualberta.ca Globalization via the digital age is upon us, demanding a new ethics and an intercultural awareness while the dialectics of globalism and cyberspace mandate a committed reflection on what the synthesis between the digital realm and global citizenship entails. … Read more IRIE Call for Papers on Global Citizenship

Library Juice Academy courses offered in November, December, and January

Most of these classes are four weeks in length, with a price of $175. We accept registrations through the first week of class. Details on these courses are at http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/schedule.php Share as appropriate, and apologies for cross-posting. Thanks! November Metadata Implementation Instructor: Grace Agnew Introduction to RDA Instructor: Melissa Adler Assessing and Improving Your Library’s … Read more Library Juice Academy courses offered in November, December, and January

CFP – Deadline Extended: Library History Seminar XIII

*CALL FOR PAPERS* Library History Seminar XIII: Libraries: Traditions and Innovations July 31 – August 2, 2015 Pre-Conference Tours, July 30-31, 2015 Graduate School of Library & Information Science Simmons College Boston, MA 02115 ** Boston, Massachusetts, the site of the Library History Seminar XIII, provides an apt setting to explore traditions and innovations in … Read more CFP – Deadline Extended: Library History Seminar XIII

Librarians and Archivists with Palestine launches “One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin”

Here’s the press release for the latest project from Librarians and Archivists with Palestine, and we are looking for librarians and their friends to get involved! —- This winter, Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) is coordinating an exciting international reading campaign: “One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin.” The project draws inspiration from the … Read more Librarians and Archivists with Palestine launches “One Book, Many Communities: Mornings in Jenin”

In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada

In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada Editors: Jennifer Dekker and Mary Kandiuk Price: $40.00 Published: October 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-62-8 With a focus on Canada, this collection provides a historical and current perspective regarding the unionization of academic librarians, an exploration of some of the major labour issues affecting academic librarians … Read more In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada

Journal of Scholarly Publishing – current issue TOC

Sharing the TOC of a journal I find very useful as a publisher. I think it also has a lot that would be of interest to academic librarians who do collection development. Journal of Scholarly Publishing Volume 46, Number 1 This Issue Includes: University Press Forum 2014 Tom Radko DOI 10.3138/jsp.46.1.001 Choice’s Compilation of Significant … Read more Journal of Scholarly Publishing – current issue TOC

CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice – CFP

Call for Proposals CAPAL15: ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AND CRITICAL PRACTICE CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 31-June 2, 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of Congress of the … Read more CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice – CFP

Interview with Jessica Moyer

Jessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Moyer has taught reference and readers’ advisory … Read more Interview with Jessica Moyer

Interview with Jason Bengtson

Jason Bengtson is the Head of Library Computing and Information Systems at the University of Oklahoma’s Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library. A co-editor of the Technology column of the Journal of Hospital Librarianship, he is also a member of the NN/LM South Central Region Technology Advisory Committee and ASIS&T. Jason is teaching a series … Read more Interview with Jason Bengtson

An ironic concern over net neutrality

In her January piece on net neutrality in Wired Magazine that I have just now seen, former ALA President Barbara Stripling says, “…[W]ithout net neutrality, we are in danger of prioritizing Mickey Mouse and Jennifer Lawrence over William Shakespeare and Teddy Roosevelt. This may maximize profits for large content providers, but it minimizes education for … Read more An ironic concern over net neutrality

Message from Patrick Keilty on the Salaita dismissal

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may have heard about the recent controversy surrounding Professor Steven Salaita, who was dismissed from his tenured faculty position by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for controversial statements he made on Twitter. I am writing to ask you to consider signing a … Read more Message from Patrick Keilty on the Salaita dismissal

New book: Critical Journeys: How 14 Librarians Came to Embrace Critical Practice

Critical JourneysHow 14 Librarians Came to Embrace Critical Practice Author/Editor: Robert Schroeder Price: $28.00 Published: September 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-92-5 A growing number of librarians are engaged with critical theories such as critical pedagogy, feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory, or post-colonialism. Because librarians have backgrounds in all disciplines and inhabit a uniquely central space … Read more New book: Critical Journeys: How 14 Librarians Came to Embrace Critical Practice

The Digital Future of Education – New Issue of the International Review of Information Ethics

International Review of Information Ethics Vol. 21 – July 2014 The Digital Future of Education edited by Johannes Britz, Michael Zimmer Contents: The Digital Future of Education: An Introduction by Johannes Britz, Michael Zimmer The Ethics of Big Data in Higher Education by Jeffrey Alan Johnson Student Privacy: Harm and Context by Mark MacCarthy The … Read more The Digital Future of Education – New Issue of the International Review of Information Ethics