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

Canadian Courts Preserving Webpages Cited in Rulings

Take a look at this interesting article on Motherboard. The Canadian Judicial System has gone through their records to secure sources that were referenced through hyperlink in court records. Using the Wayback Machine and Internet Archive, they have recorded the Continue reading Canadian Courts Preserving Webpages Cited in Rulings

iSchool Student Showcases IPP on Hack Library School

Nancy Lovas, a second-year iSchool student recently authored a guest-post on Hack Library School, a collaborative blog written by LIS students. She is in the Individualized Program Plan and a Research and Teaching Fellow in the University Libraries and the Continue reading iSchool Student Showcases IPP on Hack Library School

Why Your Business Needs a Librarian?

Check out this interesting article on LibSource, written by John DiGilio. DeGilio argues that librarians’ skill sets are invaluable to the 21st century business. Through research and reference, librarians possess the tools to help businesses navigate information needs, copyright restrictions, and manage Continue reading Why Your Business Needs a Librarian?

The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

Check out this WhiteHouse.gov article on the work that goes into transitioning the born-digital records of the Obama Administration. The unprecedented scale of the digital communications flowing President Obama’s White House – the first US presidential administration to fully embrace social media Continue reading The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

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

“The oldest library on Earth was started by a woman, and finally everyone can visit it” – Selina Cheng

“Founded by a Muslim woman, the University of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, opened its doors in 859. Its library has been restored during the last three years by another woman, Canadian-Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni. A wing will be open Continue reading “The oldest library on Earth was started by a woman, and finally everyone can visit it” – Selina Cheng