Call for Papers: Politics of Libraries Conference

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: CFP: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries

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

Portuguese translation of RJ Cox’s Personal Archives: A New Archival Calling

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.

Library Juice Academy to sponsor Beta Phi Mu’s Frank B. Sessa Scholarships

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

CFP: Special Issue of JCLIS on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene

CFP: Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS) — Special Issue on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Guest Editors: John Burgess, Robert D. Montoya, Eira Tansey As stewards of collective knowledge, librarians, archivists, and educators in the information fields are facing the realities of the Anthropocene, which has the potential for cataclysmic environmental … Read more CFP: Special Issue of JCLIS on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene

NEW: Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership

Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership Editors: Shirley Lew and Baharak Yousefi Price: $22.00 Published: October 2017 ISBN: 978-1-63400-027-7 Number nine in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership makes explicit the ways in which … Read more NEW: Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership

NEW: The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations

The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations Editor: Maria T. Accardi Price: $35.00 Published: October 2017 ISBN: 978-1-63400-018-5 Number eight in the Litwin Books Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, Emily Drabinski, Series Editor Feminist pedagogy employs strategies such as collaborative learning, valuing experiential knowledge, employing consciousness-raising about sexism and other forms … Read more NEW: The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations

Newest classes at Library Juice Academy

Here are the newest classes that we have added to the Library Juice Academy lineup: Introduction to Collection Development Instructor: Robert Holley Dates: January 8th to February 2nd, 2018 Dewey Decimal Classification Instructor: Catelynne Sahadath Dates: February 5th through March 2nd, 2018 Library of Congress Classification Instructor: Catelynne Sahadath Dates: April 2nd to 27th, 2018 … Read more Newest classes at Library Juice Academy

CFP: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries

Call for chapter proposals Note: This CFP has been updated, with a new deadline.   Working Title: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries Editors: Olivia Miller & Stephanie Grimm Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017 Publisher: Library Juice Press Book description This book will be a collection of chapters on ways comics have been used … Read more CFP: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries

David Hudson Wins Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

David Hudson Wins Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest PRESS RELEASE October 1, 2017 Sacramento, CA Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. David James Hudson’s paper, titled, “On ‘Diversity’ as Anti-Racism in Library and Information Studies: A Critique,” published in the Journal of Critical … Read more David Hudson Wins Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

Call for Assistance — Interference Archive

Message from Jen Hoyer of the Interference Archive in NYC: Hi all, I thought some on this list might be interested in recent updates from Interference Archive — a project near and dear to my heart. Located in Brooklyn, NY, since 2011 Interference Archive (http://interferencearchive.org/) has collected and provided open stacks access to material produced … Read more Call for Assistance — Interference Archive

JCLIS Call for Papers: Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies

Call for Papers: Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers for the issue on Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies Guest Editors: Marika Cifor and Jamie A. Lee Neoliberalism, as economic doctrine, as political practice, and even as a … Read more JCLIS Call for Papers: Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies

CFP: Urban Library Journal

Call for Papers Urban Library Journal (ULJ) is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal of research that addresses all aspects of urban libraries and urban librarianship. Urban Library Journal invites submissions in broad areas such as public higher education, urban studies, multiculturalism, library and educational services to immigrants, preservation of public higher education, and universal … Read more CFP: Urban Library Journal

New book: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science

Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science Editor: Gina Schlesselman-Tarango Price: $35.00 Published: September 2017 ISBN: 978-1-63400-022-2 350 Pages Exploring the diverse terrain that makes up library and information science (LIS), this collection features the work of scholars, practitioners, and others who draw from a variety of theoretical approaches to name, problematize, … Read more New book: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science

CFP: GSISC18: Work

WORK: GSISC 18 #gsisc18 How do gender and sexuality WORK in library and information studies? Gender and sexuality play various roles in the production, organization, dissemination, and consumption of information of all kinds. As categories of social identity, they do not act alone but in interaction and intersection with race, class, nation, language, ability and … Read more CFP: GSISC18: Work

Recording of webinar on working with LJP

We ran a webinar yesterday titled “Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation.” It was recorded, and the recording is available here. Here’s the description of the webinar: This free webinar will provide an overview of the processes involved in having a book published with Library Juice Press or Litwin Books. Topics covered will include … Read more Recording of webinar on working with LJP

New additions to the Library Juice Academy lineup

Here are some classes that we have added recently to the Library Juice Academy lineup: Controlled Vocabulary and Taxonomy Design Instructor: Jillian Wallis Dates: September 5th to 30th, 2017 Introducing BIBFRAME: Moving Bibliographic Data into the Future Instructor: Rebecca Guenther Dates: October 2nd to 27th, 2017 Humanities Librarianship in a Digital Age Instructor: John Russell … Read more New additions to the Library Juice Academy lineup

CFP: 2017 OK-ACRL Conference: “Critical Librarianship” theme

Dear colleagues- Information is not neutral. The concept of “authority” includes innate bias toward people with privilege. The cultural, socioeconomic, and racial backgrounds of students have an effect on the way they seek information. Access to information is a human rights issue. These are all examples of ideas that fall under the umbrella of “Critical … Read more CFP: 2017 OK-ACRL Conference: “Critical Librarianship” theme

CFP: Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control

Call for chapter proposals Working Title: Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control Editor: Jane Sandberg Submission Deadline: October 20, 2017 Publisher: Library Juice Press Book description Catalogers hold very specific types of power when they describe people, families, and corporate bodies. When creating a personal name authority record, for example, catalogers determine the authorized name … Read more CFP: Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control