Archive for February, 2012

March 5th ¡Chicana Power! Book Signing – Martin Luther King Library, San José

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Join the crowd at San José State on March 5th for light refreshments, a book talk and cultura! Maylei Blackwell Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano/a Studies and Women’s Studies at UCLA will discuss her book ¡Chicana Power! : Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement in the Cultural Heritage Center on the 5th floor of the MLK Library on campus. This is the first book-length study of women’s involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.   If you were there at the time, and even if you weren’t, it will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about and discuss the struggles over gender and sexuality within the Chicano Movement.

When:  Lunes, March 5th, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where:  MLK Library Cultural Heritage Center, 5th Floor
150 East San Fernando Street San José, CA  95112
Info/Parking: 408-250-9245, Free or Paid Parking

Knowledge River Accepting Applications for Cohort 11: Deadline March 1, 2012

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

The Knowledge River (KR) will accept applications for KR cohort 11 until March 1, 2012.  “Knowledge River educates culturally and linguistically sensitive library and information professionals to serve and represent Latino and Native American cultural communities.  This is a program for students interested in earning their M.A. studying information resources, libraries, archives as well as museums.”

Applicants must be accepted for admission into the University of Arizona’s School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS).  Some of our very own BPLG members have gone through this program and it’s an excellent opportunity to get into the field and focus on your interest in serving the Latino and Native American cultural communities.  You’ll find more information on Knowledge River on their homepage or email Knowledge River directly for details.  Also, head to the University of Arizona’s (SIRLS) site for info on admission requirements.

Luis Herrera LJ’s 2012 Librarian of the Year

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Congrats to Luis Herrera for being named Library Journal’s 2012 Librarian of the Year!  If you haven’t had a chance to read the details, click over to the LJ’s online site and don’t forget to give a shout out to Luis in the comments section.