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

CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our second issue, to be published in Fall 2017. A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse. The only … Read more CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Webinar: Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation

Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation Presenter: Alison M. Lewis, Chief Acquisitions Editor for Library Juice Press This free webinar will provide an overview of the processes involved in having a book published with Library Juice Press. Topics covered will include types of books we publish, submitting a proposal, working with your editor, creating … Read more Webinar: Working with Library Juice Press: An Orientation

Extended deadline for CFP: CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship

CFP: Call for Proposals CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – May 30 – June 1, 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its … Read more Extended deadline for CFP: CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship

Journal of Radical Librarianship call for editors

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Stuart Lawson Date: 2016-12-19 7:56 GMT-03:00 Subject: [RLC-DISCUSS] Journal of Radical Librarianship: call for editors To: RLC-DISCUSS@jiscmail.ac.uk Hi, The Journal of Radical Librarianship has now been running for over two years. The number of articles we’ve published has been small, but a couple of research articles have been published this … Read more Journal of Radical Librarianship call for editors

New Book: Information Literacy and Writing Studies in Conversation

Information Literacy and Writing Studies in Conversation: Reenvisioning Library-Writing Program Connections Author: Andrea Baer Price: $28.00 Published: December 2016 ISBN: 978-1-63400-021-5 Printed on acid-free paper 202 pages Available from Amazon Since library instruction’s very beginnings librarians and writing instructors have been natural partners. Library-writing program connections illustrate that both writing and information seeking and use … Read more New Book: Information Literacy and Writing Studies in Conversation

The ALA Washington Office press releases and Todaro’s Monday morning misdirection (#NotMyALA)

For American Library Association members, this past weekend was a firestorm of controversy around a series of press releases, retractions, and apologies having to do with the association’s posture toward the incoming Trump administration and the unshackled radically conservative 115th Congress. I want to avoid chronicling these events, but will refer you to two centerpieces … Read more The ALA Washington Office press releases and Todaro’s Monday morning misdirection (#NotMyALA)

The ALA Press release that was taken down on 11/19

And this is the press release that was taken down, retrieved from a Google cache: For Immediate Release Thu, 11/17/2016 Contact: Shawnda Hines Press Officer ALA Washington Office Shawnda Hines 2026288410 shines@alawash.org WASHINGTON, DC — Today the American Library Association (ALA) released three briefs highlighting how libraries can advance specific policy priorities of the incoming … Read more The ALA Press release that was taken down on 11/19

ALA’s controversial press release for posterity

ALA’s Washington Office press release from yesterday has already been removed from the web – That’s the one that sane people found horribly craven for its eagerness in declaring ALA wants to collaborate with Trump’s government. An earlier press release that says essentially the same thing, also from the ALA Washington Office, is still on … Read more ALA’s controversial press release for posterity

Support for Natalya Sharina

Martyn Wade martyn.wade@hotmail.co.uk via infoserv.inist.fr Nov 16 to ifla-l Dear Colleagues You may recall that IFLA has made a number of statements regarding Natalya Sharina – a Russian Librarian who is accused of inciting hatred by having “extremist” books on the shelves of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow. Donna Scheeder, IFLA President, has … Read more Support for Natalya Sharina

CFP: CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship

CFP: Call for Proposals CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – May 30 – June 1, 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its … Read more CFP: CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship

Kent State LIS Study-Abroad in Cuba

The School of Library and Information Science, along with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is offering a study-abroad opportunity in CUBA! If you are interested in exploring new cultures, and particularly learning more about young people (“Generation Z”) and how they consume culture in another country, this class is for you. This four-week … Read more Kent State LIS Study-Abroad in Cuba