Category: December 2008

LJP Series on Critical Multiculturalism and Librarianship

Series on Critical Multiculturalism and Librarianship Isabel Espinal, Series Editor Library Juice Press seeks book proposals and manuscripts for a new series, Critical Multiculturalism and Librarianship, edited by Isabel Espinal. This series aims to publish works from practical, theoretical and personal perspectives that critically engage issues of cultural and racial diversity, and cultural and racial … Read more LJP Series on Critical Multiculturalism and Librarianship

Book of note: technological censorship

Edited Clean Version: Technology and the Culture of Control, by Raiford Guins. This new book from University of Minnesota Press is about how media technologies are being built for consumers with features that allow them to do their own censorship. The author is talking about “TVs equipped with V-chips, Internet filters, editing DVD players, clean-version … Read more Book of note: technological censorship

The Green Library Movement

Monika Antonelli has an important article in the new Electronic Green Journal called The Green Library Movement: An Overview and Beyond. Here is the abstract: The creation of green libraries is approaching a tipping point, generating a Green Library Movement, which is comprised of librarians, libraries, cities, towns, college and university campuses committed to greening … Read more The Green Library Movement

Banned Librarian

Here’s a new blog worth noting: Amy Sonie’s Banned Librarian. Always happy to see a new Left librarian blog. Looks good indeed – substantial and interesting… This is from the About page: Amy Sonnie is the “banned librarian.” In 2002 the Texas Youth Commission banned Amy’s young adult anthology, Revolutionary Voices (Alyson, 2000), a collection … Read more Banned Librarian

Black Wednesday and On…

If you’re interested in changes that the publishing industry has been seeing recently, you’ll want to read Tom Engelhardt’s piece in the current issue of The Nation, titled “Reading in an Age of Depression.” His insider’s insight is chilling, in that things are worse than we thought. In his view, however, small independent publishers have … Read more Black Wednesday and On…

The Izzy Award – Call for Nominations

From the site: The Izzy Award is named after legendary maverick journalist I. F. Stone, who launched I. F. Stone Weekly in 1953 and exposed government deception, McCarthyism, and racial bigotry. Presented annually for “special achievement in independent media,” the Izzy Award will go to an independent outlet, journalist, or producer for contributions to our … Read more The Izzy Award – Call for Nominations