Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom wins the Eli M. Oboler Award

“The Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom” named 2016 Eli M. Oboler Award winner Tue, 03/08/2016 Contact: Shumeca Pickett Administrative Assistant Office for Intellectual Freedom spickett@ala.org The Intellectual Freedom Round Table has announced the winner of the 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award, which recognizes the best published work in the area of intellectual … Read more Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom wins the Eli M. Oboler Award

CFP: Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis

Call for Proposals: Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis Editors: Kate Adler, Ian Beilin, and Eamon Tewell Publisher: Library Juice Press Reference work often receives short shrift in the contemporary discourse and practice of librarianship. Conversations that concern critical pedagogy, social justice, and theory tend to revolve around instruction or cataloging practice. Moreover, … Read more CFP: Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis

CFP: Language, Modes of Communication, and the Contemporary Academic Library

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for an edited book with the working title: Language, Modes of Communication, and the Contemporary Academic Library EDITORS Melanie Boyd, University of Calgary Natasha Gerolami, Huntington University Courtney Waugh, University of Western Ontario We are inviting proposals for an edited collection of papers to investigate and challenge how language is used in … Read more CFP: Language, Modes of Communication, and the Contemporary Academic Library

Clarification of our policies on copyright and such

Hi…. This is a follow-up to my December 15 post, “A note on our copyright statements.” I want to follow up because there was a comment that was critical of our copyright policies, apparently reading a few things into what I said that weren’t true. I responded to the comment but I wanted to make … Read more Clarification of our policies on copyright and such

Nicole Pagowsky wins 2016 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award

For Immediate Release Thu, 01/21/2016 Contact: Chase Ollis Program Coordinator ACRL collis@ala.org CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Nicole Pagowsky, research and learning librarian/ instruction coordinator at the University of Arizona, has been chosen to receive the 2016 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award. … Read more Nicole Pagowsky wins 2016 University Libraries Sections (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award

Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia

Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia Editors: Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juárez Price: $45.00 Published: January 2016 ISBN: 978-1-936117-83-3 352 pages Printed on acid-free paper Now available from Amazon.com This edited volume addresses the shared experiences of academic librarians of color, i.e. Hispanic Americans, African Americans, … Read more Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia

CFP: Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children’s Literature, Librarianship, and Education

Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children’s Literature, Librarianship, and Education Call for Paper Proposals Deadline for submission: February 15, 2016 A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture University of British Columbia – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Saturday, April 30, 2016 Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children’s … Read more CFP: Many Worlds to Walk In: Exploring Diversity in Children’s Literature, Librarianship, and Education

Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference

Archival Research and Education Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference Editors: Richard J. Cox, Alison Langmead, and Eleanor Mattern Price: $45.00 Published: December 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63400-020-8 436 pages Printed on acid-free paper Available from Amazon.com This book is number seven in the Series on Archives, Archivists, and Society, Richard J. Cox, editor. The sixth … Read more Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference

Fred Shapiro’s statement in opposition to renaming the AALL

The American Association of Law Libraries is in the midst of a “rebranding” project, and its executive board has just proposed renaming the association the “Association for Legal Information.” As we saw with the attempted SLA renaming some years ago, this proposal is garnering some opposition. Fred Shapiro sent the following statement to the Law … Read more Fred Shapiro’s statement in opposition to renaming the AALL

A note on our copyright statements

When Library Juice Press or Litwin Books signs a contract with an author, the contract is typical for the publishing industry in most ways. One of the commonalities in publishing agreements is that the publisher doesn’t end up owning the copyright to the work, but they do get a temporary exclusive license to publish it. … Read more A note on our copyright statements

Interview with Alison Macrina

Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy rights activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and law, and privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard digital freedoms. … Read more Interview with Alison Macrina

Review of the Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom

A review of our Handbook of Intellectual Freedom was just published on the website of ADBS, the main library association in France. The review, by Joachim Schöpfel, is in French, but Google translate makes it fairly readable in English. The book is very timely in the French context, as the reviewer points out. We’re very … Read more Review of the Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom

Interview with Angela Pashia

Angela Pashia is an Assistant Professor and the Instructional Services Outreach Librarian at the University of West Georgia, where she regularly teaches a credit bearing information literacy course. She has a Masters in Information Science & Learning Technologies, with an emphasis in library science, from the University of Missouri, and a Masters in Anthropology from … Read more Interview with Angela Pashia

LACUNY Institute Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals Race Matters: Libraries, Racism, and Antiracism LACUNY Institute 2016 Date: May 20, 2016 Location: Brooklyn College, City University of New York Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jelani Cobb Associate Professor of History and Director, Africana Studies Institute, University of Connecticut; staff writer, The New Yorker; winner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion … Read more LACUNY Institute Call for Proposals

Library Juice Academy courses offered in and January, February, and March

Most of the classes listed below are four weeks in length, with a price of $175. We accept registrations through the first week of class. Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work as their schedules allow. Details on these courses are at http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/courses.php January Introduction to RDA Melissa Adler Everything to Hide: … Read more Library Juice Academy courses offered in and January, February, and March

CFP – CAPAL 2016: Beyond the Library: Agency, Practice, and Society

Invitation to submit to the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) conference, Congress, Calgary Alberta May 28 – May 31, 2016: Call for Proposals CAPAL16: BEYOND THE LIBRARY: AGENCY, PRACTICE, AND SOCIETY CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Conference – May 28–June 3, 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016 University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta The … Read more CFP – CAPAL 2016: Beyond the Library: Agency, Practice, and Society