Conakry, Guinea UNESCO World Book Capital 2017

Check out this video about the recent efforts to promote literacy and education in Conakry, Guinea! UNESCO has designated Conakry as the 2017 World Book Capital. Groups like the Guinean Alliance for Education and Development (GAED) are working with the Continue reading Conakry, Guinea UNESCO World Book Capital 2017

ALA stands with transgender students

Keep reading for ALA President Julie Todaro’s statement regarding the President’s recent actions. CHICAGO  – Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement strongly protesting the rollback of protections for transgender students in our nation’s public schools. “The Continue reading ALA stands with transgender students

Books Save Lives: Young People’s Literature Symposium- April 7, 2017

Save the date, April 7, 2017, for Books Save Lives: A Symposium on Trauma and Resilience in Young People’s Literature! Stories of chaos through characters and events in fiction and real life. Sponsored by the Library of Congress Young Reader’s Center, Continue reading Books Save Lives: Young People’s Literature Symposium- April 7, 2017

Voter Anger and the 2016 Election: What do they want?

Join your student colleagues for a forum discussing public opinion surrounding the election. CISSM Global Forum  February 2, 2017 | 12:00-1:15 pm | Van Munching Hall, School of Public Policy Atrium Steven Kull, Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Program for Continue reading Voter Anger and the 2016 Election: What do they want?

Women in Tech Summit, Washington, DC- March 24, 2017

Are you interested in learning more about making your way in the traditionally male-dominated tech industry? Consider registering for the Women in Tech Summit. Student registration is only $40 and the event is happening locally in March 2017. The Women Continue reading Women in Tech Summit, Washington, DC- March 24, 2017

Undocumented Student Resources: Website Launch

The University of Maryland has launched the new site Undocumented Student Resources. This site contains useful information for students, faculty, and staff. At the bottom of the post, there are printable PDF resources courtesy of Undocumented Student Resources. Keep reading Continue reading Undocumented Student Resources: Website Launch

Call for Papers! Pushing the Margins: Women of Color & Intersectionality in LIS

Library Juice Press editors Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho have put out a call for papers for an upcoming publication titled Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS. Proposals may consider (but are not limited to): Invisible Continue reading Call for Papers! Pushing the Margins: Women of Color & Intersectionality in LIS

UMD Disability Summit: Activism and Advocacy in the Academy

Join us for the UMD Disability Summit: Activism and Advocacy in the Academy on April 8th, 2016 at the University of Maryland. Students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as anyone else in the community, other schools, government agencies, and Continue reading UMD Disability Summit: Activism and Advocacy in the Academy