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

CFP: Information Ethics Roundtable 2017

Call for Proposals Data & Ethics Information Ethics Roundtable 2017 April 21-22 Proposals Due: January 2, 2017 Notification of Acceptance: January 30, 2017 https://ier2017.wordpress.com In our knowledge society, our networked selves continually create and are created through data. In light of the ubiquity of data in the contemporary world, the ethical creation, dissemination, use, and … Read more CFP: Information Ethics Roundtable 2017

Seeking helper(s) for ALA Midwinter in Atlanta

Library Juice Press and Library Juice Academy are looking for someone, or maybe a couple of people, to help us out with our presence in the exhibits hall during ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, January 20th to 23rd. Compensation is $20/hr, with likely 20 hours of work over the four days (flexible). Transportation to Atlanta and … Read more Seeking helper(s) for ALA Midwinter in Atlanta

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 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 access … Read more CFP: Urban Library Journal

Lisa Sloniowski wins Fourth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

PRESS RELEASE October 1, 2016 Sacramento, CA Library Juice Press is happy to announce the winner of the Fourth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest. Lisa Sloniowski’s paper, titled, “Affective Labor, Resistance, and the Academic Librarian,” published in Library Trends, was judged by the award jury to be the best paper out of 19 submitted in … Read more Lisa Sloniowski wins Fourth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest

Travel grant opportunity – Deadline November 1st

Litwin Books provides financial support to scholars in LIS and related fields for travel to conferences they attend, domestically or internationally. Travel grants are limited to $500 for domestic conferences and $1000 for travel to a conference outside the recipient’s home country. No more than one grant is available per recipient per year, and grants … Read more Travel grant opportunity – Deadline November 1st

ODLOS launches Intersections, calls for contributors

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS)is launching Intersections, a new blog that highlights the everyday work of library and information science workers as they advocate for equity and inclusion as they relate to diversity, literacy and access among membership, the field of librarianship and the communities they serve. The … Read more ODLOS launches Intersections, calls for contributors