The Dual Degree Mentorship program at NYU Libraries is bringing library science students together with authors of books on librarianship in a project called The Author Interview Series With Library Students. Beginning September 13, the project will result in a series of blog posts linked to specific titles from Litwin Books' Library Juice Press, which specializes in titles that examine theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for a readership of librarians and students of library science.
In the Dual Degree program, students earn an MSLIS degree from Long Island University's Palmer SchooI and a master's degree from NYU, and are paired with librarian mentors from NYU Libraries. Students in the new project will conduct interviews with Library Juice Press authors on issues of critical importance to librarianship. Then, working with their mentors to consider the application of the author's ideas to real-world librarianship, they will publish monthly on the Litwin Books & Library Juice Press Blogspace. The Author Interview Series, administered by Laurie Murphy, NYU Libraries' Community Engagement Associate, will post on the second Tuesday of the month through May 2023, resuming in August 2023.
Sean Pessin and Rob Montoya, authors of Crop and Bleed: An Information Studies Reader on New Boundaries in Critical Print and Visual Culture, interviewed by Kate Edelson (Costume Studies)
Stephen G. Krueger author of Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS, interviewed by Aileen Thong (English and American Literature)
Currently in print:
Stacy Russo, author of Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from the Progressive, interviewed by Maegan Jenkins (Costume Studies)
Maggie Melo and Jennifer Nichols, editors of Re-Making the Library Makerspace: Critical Theories, Reflections and Practices, interviewed by Eric Mooney (Irish Studies)
Megan Browndorf, Erin Pappas, and Anna Arays, editors of The Collector and the Collected: Decolonizing Area Studies Librarianship, interviewed by Ryan Zohar (Near East Studies)
Jen Hoyer and Nora Almeida; authors of The Social Movement Archive ,interviewed by Cameron Andersen (Religious Studies)
Chelsea Heinbach, Rosan Mitola and Erin Rinto; authors of Dismantling Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Theory, Reflection, and Action are interviewed by Nora Acsadi (European and Mediterranean Studies)