Robert Montoya wins the 2016 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information. We are granting this year’s award to Robert Montoya of the UCLA Department of Information Studies, based on his dissertation project, tentatively titled, “Articulating Composite Taxonomies: Epistemology and the Global Unification of Biodiversity … Read more Robert Montoya wins the 2016 Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

CFP: Human Operators: A Critical Oral History of Technology in Libraries

About the book Human Operators: A Critical Oral History of Technology in Libraries will be a collective oral history covering many of the issues in technology in librarianship in the early 21st century. Via edited and compiled interview transcripts, readers will get to “hear” the voices of librarians and archivists discussing tech topics from perspectives … Read more CFP: Human Operators: A Critical Oral History of Technology in Libraries

2016 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship

This year, Library Juice and Digital Library Federation (DLF) will sponsor a fellowship and travel award meant to support mid-career professionals in digital libraries and related fields. The Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship is designed to offset or completely cover up to $1,250 in travel, registration, and lodging expenses associated with attending the annual … Read more 2016 Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship

Celebrating GLBT Book Month – A few of our titles

We want to recognize and celebrate that June is GLBT Book Month, and draw attention to a few of our titles: Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, edited by Rachel Wexelbaum Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader, edited by Patrick Keilty and Rebecca Dean Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive, by Alana … Read more Celebrating GLBT Book Month – A few of our titles

New from ALA: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

ALA’s OIF has begun publication of a new journal, the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP). It replaces and expands the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom (NIF). The table of contents is here. You will notice an article by yours truly, which is about SRRT’s Alternatives in Print Task Force, the attention to media monopoly … Read more New from ALA: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

IFLA-FAIFE statement on the continuing detention of the Director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature

Message from Martyn Wade, IFLA-FAIFE chair. (IFLA is the International Federation of Library Organizations, and FAIFE is its Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression.) Dear Colleagues, In November IFLA issued a statement expressing strong concern over the targeting of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow by the police, and … Read more IFLA-FAIFE statement on the continuing detention of the Director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature

Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science

Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science Editors: Bharat Mehra and Kevin Rioux Price: $35.00 Published: May 2016 ISBN: 978-1-936117-65-9 Printed on acid-free paper Title page, Table of Contents, Preface, and Introduction (PDF) Social justice in library and information science (LIS) seeks to achieve action-oriented, socially relevant impacts through … Read more Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science

EveryLibrary/Library Juice Academy Donor Challenge

We are renewing our EveryLibrary “Personal Donor Challenge” for 2016. It’s a challenge grant of $1,000, designed to attract 75 new $10 monthly donors to EveryLibrary. EveryLibrary is a great organization that supports public library ballot measures around the country. They depend on donations from you in order to do their work. We are very … Read more EveryLibrary/Library Juice Academy Donor Challenge

Why we like Amazon and generally don’t work with independent bookstores

In the early 2000s, as Amazon was emerging as a major player in the book world, I understood them as the faceless evil that was killing off the independent bookstore, which by contrast represented (along with libraries) the individuality of human understanding, the knowledge of literature, independence of spirit, and the flickering candle of enlightenment; … Read more Why we like Amazon and generally don’t work with independent bookstores

CFP: The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship Call for Papers Editors: Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale Publisher: Library Juice Press 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 CFP: The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

Around the World: Libraries, Archives and Public Life

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta are helping bring together a conversation on Libraries, Archives, and Public Life from universities around the world, including speakers from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Malta, Scotland and the United States: Paul Arthur, Professor, … Read more Around the World: Libraries, Archives and Public Life

Interview with Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker is the Associate Director for Instruction and Research Services at Georgia College. She holds a B.A. in History from Spelman College, a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Clark Atlanta University and Ph.D. in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education administration from Mercer University. Her work and research in libraries … Read more Interview with Shaundra Walker

CFP: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene

Call for Proposals Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium May 13-14, 2017 New York University As stewards of a culture’s collective knowledge, libraries and archives are facing the realities of cataclysmic environmental change with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. Some professionals in these fields are focusing … Read more CFP: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene

How Library Juice got started (and how it got its name)

I was just asked on Twitter how Library Juice got its name, from someone who wondered why we don’t state it in our “about” pages. I think a lot of people wonder why a serious business has what some might consider a silly-sounding name, so I think I should address that. The first part of … Read more How Library Juice got started (and how it got its name)

CAPAL 16 Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for CAPAL 16 is out and it’s very exciting. Here is Colleen Burgess’ announcement: Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I am pleased to present the preliminary program for CAPAL16: Beyond the Library: Agency, Practice, and Society, the third annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians … Read more CAPAL 16 Preliminary Program

Library Juice Email Updates

You can get news from Library Juice Academy and Library Juice Press (and Litwin Books) via email. Here are the links to sign up: Library Juice Academy email updates Library Juice Press (and Litwin Books) email updates We sometimes get requests to be put on our mailing list. Library Juice Academy hasn’t had one until … Read more Library Juice Email Updates

Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

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 … Read more Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information