I’ve got a few other things on the go than just this site here. My personal site, where I talk about non-library things like where I’m travelling and what’s generally going on in my life outside of school/work is over at The Dubious Monk. If you’re interested in my years in China, that’s where you’d find them. Some of the book reviews that are here are also over on that one. A big reason for starting this blog was to stop cluttering my friends’ RSS feeds with reviews of books they didn’t give two craps about.
I’m the co-chair of the BC Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and blog for the Information Policy Committee.
Some of my slightly more formal, non-blogpost publications:
- Saltman, J., Gillean, D., McCarthy, J.K., Groover, M., Unrau, J.J., & Balko, R. (2013). The Canada IFLA Adventure. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.
- Unrau, J., & Waddell, D. (2013). Intellectual Freedom Takes the Bus: What do pro-Palestine ads on TransLink have to do with BC librarians?. BCLA Browser: Linking The Library Landscape, 5(4). Retrieved from http://bclabrowser.ca/index.php/browser/article/view/568
- Unrau, J. (2013). In the Shadow of Blackbirds Review. YAACING: The Newsletter of the Young Adult & Children’s Services Section of BCLA, Summer 2013. Retrieved from http://www.bcla.bc.ca/yaacs/YAACING/documents/2013_Summer_YAACING.pdf
- Unrau, J. (2013). Defining Relevance. BCLA Browser: Linking the Library Landscape, 5(3). Retrieved from http://bclabrowser.ca/index.php/browser/article/view/511/619
- Unrau, J. (2013). Advocating for a Free Internet. BCLA Browser: Linking The Library Landscape, 5(3). Retrieved from http://bclabrowser.ca/index.php/browser/article/view/510/621
- Unrau, J. (2012). At the Intersection of Freedom of Information Legislation and 21st Century Libraries: A Webinar Report. BCLA Browser: Linking The Library Landscape, 4(4). Retrieved June 9, 2013, from http://bclabrowser.ca/index.php/browser/article/view/459
- Unrau, J. (2012, Summer). Story-focused gaming in the public library. YAACING: The Newsletter of the Young Adult & Children’s Services Section of BCLA, 20-22. Retrieved from http://www.bcla.bc.ca/YAACS/YAACING/documents/2012_Summer_YAACING.pdf
- Unrau, J.J. (2010). Firing Squad. In R. North, M. Bennardo & D Malki ! (Eds.), Machine of Death (pp. 105-120). Venice, CA: Bearstache Books.
In my last term at library school I worked on making some e-learning/library tour videos.
I’ve also participated in conferences and on panel presentations.
- Unrau, J. (2013, March 27). Thoughts on being a new youth librarian. Presented on a visiting professional panel, LIBR 501: Foundations of the Information Society and Information Organizations at the School of Library Archival and Information Studies, UBC, Vancouver, BC.
- Unrau, J. (2013, May 11). To be or not to be; So you want to be a librarian; Nightmares of mine. Presented on the Ain’t on the Globe & Mail Bestseller List panel, BC Library Conference, Richmond, BC.
- Unrau, J. (2012, September 19). Your friendly neighbourhood wretched hive of scum and villainy. Presented at Big Ideas for Libraries in Communities, SFU Public Square event, Vancouver, BC.
- Unrau, J. (2012, May 11). Sam & Fuzzy; Do: Spirits of the flying temple; Fiasco. Presented on the Ain’t on the Globe & Mail Bestseller List panel, BC Library Conference, Richmond, BC.
- Unrau, J. (2012, April 28). Unreliable instructions: Book-failure and critical readership in metafictive fantasy for younger readers. Unpublished paper presented at Stranger in a Strange Land Children’s Literature Conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC.