FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thurs., May 10, 2018 Contact: Rory Litwin Phone: 916-905-0291 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Betsy Diamant-Cohen Awarded the Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries SACRAMENTO – Betsy Diamant-Cohen has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Alexandre Vattermare Award for Creativity in Libraries, in recognition of her work as the creator and Executive Director … Read more Betsy Diamant-Cohen Awarded the Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries
Human Operators: A Critical Oral History on Technology in Libraries and Archives Editor: Melissa Morrone Price: $35.00 Published: May 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-032-1 394 pages Human Operators: A Critical Oral History of Technology in Libraries is a collective oral history covering many of the issues in technology in librarianship in the early 21st century. Via edited … Read more New book: Human Operators: A Critical Oral History on Technology in Libraries and Archives
Radical Empathy in Archival Practice Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers for the issue on Radical Empathy in Archival Practice In their 2016 article From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives, Michelle Caswell and Marika Cifor define radical empathy as “a willingness to be affected, to be shaped … Read more Radical Empathy in Archival Practice (JCLIS special issue)
1. Nature of the Award 1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of … Read more Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information
The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about an aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible. The winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of … Read more Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize
Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel: Innovative Meditations on Librarianship Editors: Shannon Tharp and Sommer Browning Price: $22.00 Published: April 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-028-4 204 pages Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel is a compendium of experimental essays, creative meditations, non-fiction accounts, and lyrical explorations that challenge, redefine, and/or widen perspectives on subjects related to libraries … Read more New book: Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel: Innovative Meditations on Librarianship
Call for Chapter Proposals Working Title: Deconstructing Service in Libraries: intersections of identities and expectations Editors: Veronica Arellano Douglas and Joanna Gadsby Submission Deadline: July 15, 2018 Publisher: Library Juice Press Note: We use the term librarian in this call, but we do not mean to limit submissions to those with an MLS degree. All … Read more CFP: Deconstructing Service in Libraries: intersections of identities and expectations
Editors: Ulrich Herb and Joachim Schöpfel Price: $35.00 Published: April 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-029-1 Printed on acid-free paper Open access has transformed the traditional way of scientific communication. Open repositories and open access journals provide large and free access to articles, theses and dissertations, reports, working papers, proceedings and books but also to other unpublished items, … Read more New book: Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access
Join us for a webinar on April 10th, in which Deborah Schmidle discusses her certificate program with Library Juice Academy, the Certificate in Library Leadership and Management. This six-course series provides a strong foundation in managerial skills, and is intended for new managers or those who would like to enhance their current knowledge base. Though … Read more Webinar: Deborah Schmidle discusses the Certificate in Library Leadership and Management
CFP: Special Collections as Sites of Contestation Call for Proposals Editor: Mary Kandiuk Publisher: Library Juice Press Special collections are actively acquired by libraries or received by donation. Increasingly, special collections are emerging as sites of contestation. Funding and political choices often underpin acquisition, access and promotion of these collections resulting in unequal representation, biased … Read more CFP: Special Collections as Sites of Contestation
The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship Editors: Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale Price: $35.00 Published: March 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-030-7 Over the past fifteen years, librarians have increasingly looked to theory as a means to destabilize normative discourses and practices within LIS, to engage in inclusive and non-authoritarian pedagogies, and to … Read more New Book: The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Established in 1985, this award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development.
Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Vattemare Award recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. The primary consideration in selecting the awardee is their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers. The award is open to librarians, other library workers, and … Read more The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries
Contact us if you would like us to send you a free pass to the Exhibits Hall for ALA Midwinter in Denver, February 9th through 12th. We are going to be there, at booth 609, and we look forward to talking to you, answering your questions, and sharing ideas.
We organized the Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium in May of last year. The videos of the presentations are finally up. Here is Roy Scranton’s keynote:
Call for Papers: Politics of Libraries Conference April 23, 2017 University of Alberta – School of Library and Information Studies The spring of 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the turbulent spring of 1968 where social and political movements resulted in protests and strikes across many Western democracies. In France in May of 1968, where … Read more Call for Papers: Politics of Libraries Conference
Deadline extended! “Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries” proposals due December 29 Are you an academic librarian or library worker, comics scholar, or interested in critical librarianship? Consider submitting a proposal for the forthcoming publication “Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries”! Our deadline is now extended through Friday, December 29. We are particularly … Read more Deadline Extended: CFP: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries
Our 2009 publication, Personal Archives: A New Archival Calling, by Richard J. Cox, has been translated into Portuguese and published by Editora UFMG: Arquivos Pessoais: Um Novo Campo Profissional – Leituras, reflexões e reconsiderações This is our second book translated into Portuguese, the first being John Miedema’s book, Slow Reading.
We are happy to announce our sponsorship of Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships. Sessa Scholarships are intended to support Beta Phi Mu members in pursuing continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies. Approved uses include attendance at professional preconference workshops or short courses; continuing education courses offered by … Read more Library Juice Academy to sponsor Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships
We are hiring a couple of temporary helpers for ALA in Denver, February 9th through 12th. The duties will be to help us set up and break down our booth in the exhibits and to help staff it during the open hours. The pay will be $20 per hour. The best candidates will be familiar … Read more Hiring helpers for ALA