CFP: Critical Librarianship and Library Management

Call for proposals Advances in Library Administration and Organization Critical Librarianship and Library Management Publication due 2020 Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College Volume Editor: David Ketchum, University of Oregon The critical librarianship movement has shone light on many aspects of our profession and encouraged us to question why we do things the way we … Read more CFP: Critical Librarianship and Library Management

Progressive Library Organizations Update, 2013-2017

Al Kagan ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table Abstract This article is a five-year update to the author’s book, Progressive Library Organizations: A Worldwide History, published by McFarland in 2015. It includes information on all the organizations covered in the book except the Library and Information Workers Organisation of South Africa which folded in 2000. These … Read more Progressive Library Organizations Update, 2013-2017

New: Little Gardens of Words: Bookseed’s Stories of Travel and Service

Author: Tim Deppe Price: $28.00 Published: June 2018 ISBN: 978-1-63400-019-2 Printed on acid-free paper 436 pages Since 1994, Tim Deppe has been working through his small 501(c)(3) non-profit, Bookseed, to bring children’s books and seeds to hundreds of marginalized communities in Latin America and around the world. Bookseed helps establish children’s libraries in neglected primary … Read more New: Little Gardens of Words: Bookseed’s Stories of Travel and Service

CFP: Sexuality in Libraries

Working Title: Sexuality in Libraries Editors: Brian Flaherty and Alana Kumbier Publisher: Library Juice Press Deadline for proposals, extended: November 1st, 2018 Access to information about sex, and platforms for sex education, have changed radically in the digital era. As curators and providers of information about sexuality, librarians have a responsibility to keep up with … Read more CFP: Sexuality in Libraries

Betsy Diamant-Cohen Awarded the Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thurs., May 10, 2018 Contact: Rory Litwin Phone: 916-905-0291 Email: rory@libraryjuicepress.com 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

New book: Human Operators: A Critical Oral History on Technology in Libraries and Archives

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 (JCLIS special issue)

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)

Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

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

New book: Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel: Innovative Meditations on Librarianship

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

CFP: Deconstructing Service in Libraries: intersections of identities and expectations

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

New book: Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access

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

Webinar: Deborah Schmidle discusses the Certificate in Library Leadership and Management

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

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

New Book: The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

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

The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

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