Timothy Gorichanaz wins the 2017 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research

Press release 7/5/2017 Media contact: Rory Litwin, rory@litwinbooks.com We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Timothy John Gorichanaz of Drexel University, based on his dissertation project, “Understanding Self-Documentation.” In this work, Gorichanaz seeks … Read more Timothy Gorichanaz wins the 2017 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research

Library Juice Grants and Awards

The Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest Rewarding good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition. Criteria for judgment are clarity of writing; originality of thought; sincerity of effort at reaching something true; soundness of argumentation (where applicable); and relevance to our time and … Read more Library Juice Grants and Awards

Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest

The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition. The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others. Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and … Read more Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest

Librarians, Archivists, Scholars, Educators, Artists, and Activists Tackle Climate Change

Media contact: Rory Litwin, (916) 905-0291 rory@litwinbooks.com P.O. Box 188784 Sacramento, CA 95818 Release date: Friday June 2, 2017 Sacramento, CA Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: Colloquium 2017 (LAAC 2017) was held on May 13-14, 2017 at the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. About … Read more Librarians, Archivists, Scholars, Educators, Artists, and Activists Tackle Climate Change

ALISE Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group (SIG) Call for Papers

ALISE 2018, Denver, CO, February 6-9, 2018 Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group (SIG) Call for Papers DEADLINE: July 15, 2017 The ALISE Historical Perspectives SIG invites the submission of abstracts for a panel at the 2018 conference in Denver: Over the years, library historian Wayne Weigand has called our attention to three core professional values: … Read more ALISE Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group (SIG) Call for Papers

ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

We are looking forward to the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, where we will be exhibiting as usual. The full catalog of books from Library Juice Press will be there, as well as materials related to Library Juice Academy. We look forward to meeting our customers and potential customers, answering questions, and talking about ideas. … Read more ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

Alanna Aiko Moore wins the 2017 ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

From ACRL’s press release: “The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Alanna Aiko Moore, academic liaison coordinator and librarian for sociology, ethnic studies, and gender studies at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), has been chosen to receive the 2017 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award. “The … Read more Alanna Aiko Moore wins the 2017 ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

CFP extended: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium

The Planning Committee for Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium is seeking an additional four lightning talk proposals (5 minutes each) and two paper presentations (20 minutes each), which will take place on May 13-14, 2017 at New York University. Please submit proposals here: https://goo.gl/forms/dEX38aB3WrdhgYq92 Deadline: April 3, 2017 (presenters informed by April … Read more CFP extended: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium

Librarians’ knowledge and attitudes about print-on-demand: an informal study

Print-on-demand printing, or POD, is a technology that allows publishers and individuals to have books printed one-at-a-time, instead of doing a whole print run of hundreds or thousands of copies at a time. The per-unit cost is higher, but there can be a savings in not having to deal with warehousing a large inventory or … Read more Librarians’ knowledge and attitudes about print-on-demand: an informal study

Izzy Award Winners

In a banner year for journalism by non-conglomerate news outlets, the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) has announced the ninth annual Izzy Award will be shared by Mother Jones senior reporter SHANE BAUER and Nation Institute Investigative Fund reporter SETH FREED WESSLER who, working independently, revealed major abuses at for-profit U.S. prisons; and by … Read more Izzy Award Winners

CFP: Allied Media Conference 2017

Call for Proposals Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums Allied Media Conference 2017 Conference Dates: June 15-18, 2017 Location: Detroit, MI Submission Deadline: March 12, 2017 Libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) are more than places for collecting and storing books and exhibiting artifacts. LAMs can be living, transformative spaces where artists, educators, technologists, and activists convene … Read more CFP: Allied Media Conference 2017

The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries (webinar)

The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries Presenter: John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary EveryLibrary, the first national political action committee for libraries, is advancing a policy agenda to work in local communities and with new coalitions to extend funding for libraries. In this webinar, you will learn more about EveryLibrary and the work … Read more The Change We Seek: Understanding EveryLibrary’s Work for Libraries (webinar)

Personal Donor Challenge for EveryLibrary

We are very happy to renew our “Personal Donor Challenge” for EveryLibrary. EveryLibrary, if you don’t know them already, is a Political Action Committee that helps public, school, and college libraries win bonding, tax, and advisory referenda, ensuring stable funding and access to libraries. Last year, we helped them reach dozens of new monthly personal … Read more Personal Donor Challenge for EveryLibrary

Inaugural issue: Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies

Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies Vol 1 (2017) Inaugural Issue Guest Editors: Ronald E. Day, Andrew J Lau, Alycia Sellie Table of Contents Editors’ Note Why is the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies Needed Today? Andrew J Lau, Alicia Sellie, Ronald E. Day Articles On “Diversity” as Anti-Racism in Library and … Read more Inaugural issue: Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies

Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom (new book)

Teaching for JusticeImplementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom Editors: Nicole A. Cooke and Miriam E. Sweeney Price: $35.00 Published: February 2017 ISBN: 978-1-63400-017-8 Printed on acid-free paper This book is number one in the Litwin Books/Library Juice Press Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS, Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho, series … Read more Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom (new book)

Working with Library Juice Press: Webinar Slides

A little bit ago we presented our first webinar, Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation. If you attended, thank you, and I hope you enjoyed it. I promised to share the slides and a recording after the event. I must regretfully apologize that I screwed up the recording, and we will not be sharing … Read more Working with Library Juice Press: Webinar Slides

Call for Essays: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology

Call for Essays Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017 (extended) Publisher: Library Juice Press Description of book: What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as … Read more Call for Essays: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology

CFP: Libraries and Nonprofits: Collaboration for the Public Good

About the Book Libraries and Nonprofits: Collaboration for the Public Good (Library Juice Press) will consider the range of partnerships entered into by all types of libraries and nonprofits and will provide resources and best practices for nurturing these collaborations. We are seeking domestic and international case studies which highlight successful (or problematic) collaborations between … Read more CFP: Libraries and Nonprofits: Collaboration for the Public Good