February 8, 2017

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 Information Studies: A Critique
David James Hudson

Towards an Archival Critique: Opening Possibilities for Addressing Neoliberalism in the Archival Field
Marika Cifor, Jamie A. Lee

Mind the Gap: Towards the Integration of Critical Gerontology in Public Library Praxis
Nicole K. Dalmer

Classification Along the Color Line: Excavating Racism in the Stacks
Melissa Adler

Contextualising Information Behavior: A Methodological Approach
Nicole Marie Gaston

Questioning the Past and Possible Futures: Digital Historiography and Critical Librarianship
Heidi L.M. Jacobs, Cal Murgu

Critical Pedagogy In Libraries: A Unified Approach
Melissa M. Gustafson

Open Educational Resources and Rhetorical Paradox in the Neoliberal Univers(ity)
Nora Almeida

Perspectives
Four Theses for Critical Library and Information Studies: A Manifesto
Jonathan Cope

Becoming-Infrastructure: Datafication, Deactivation and the Social Credit System
Ramon Salim Diab

Minting the Obverse: Library and Information Studies as a One-Sided Coin
Tim Gorichanaz

Engaging an Author in a Critical Reading of Subject Headings
Amelia Bowen Koford

Importance of the Intersection of Library and Information Sciences with Systems Theory
Hannah Lee

Literature Review
A Case for Critical Data Studies in Library and Information Studies
Tami Oliphant

Book Reviews
Review of The Undersea Network
Lisa Levesque

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February 2, 2017

Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom (new book)

Teaching for Justice
Implementing 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 editors.

Borne of a professional development workshop, Teaching for Justice highlights the commitment and efforts of LIS faculty and instructors who feature social justice theory and strategies in their courses and classroom practices. This book is geared towards LIS instructors who have begun to incorporate social justice into their course content, as well as those who are interested in learning more about how to address social justice in their classrooms.

Chapters provide a pedagogical foundation and motivation for teaching social justice in LIS as a stand alone course or as a theme integrated within topical courses that seemingly “have no relationship” to such issues. The experiences and reflections of chapter contributors will prepare readers with strong arguments for the inclusion of social justice in their LIS classroom, curriculum, and school policies, provide an array of practical techniques intended to secure such inclusion, and a instill a sense of confidence for advocating for the incorporation of social justice as a mainstay of LIS education.

This book is available on Amazon.

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February 1, 2017

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 it. However, the slides are available here: http://libraryjuicepress.com/slides/Working_with_LJP_slides.pptx

We plan on running this webinar again in about six months, for those interested. We should have issues with the recorder straightened out by then.

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