Stuff I read for CAPAL

When I agreed to take on the daunting task of keynoting CAPAL18, I knew I was going to have to read a lot. And read I did. Here’s a list of most of it. Not everything will be cited for the actual bibliography, but all of this helped me form my thoughts.


Alvesson, Mats, and André Spicer. 2016. “(Un)Conditional Surrender? Why Do Professionals Willingly Comply with Managerialism.” Edited by Dr Marja Flory and Dr Juup Essers. Journal of Organizational Change Management 29 (1): 29–45.


Bartram, Erin. 2018a. “The Sublimated Grief of the Left Behind – Erin Bartram.” February 11, 2018.


———. 2018b. “Sublimated Grief Responses and FAQs – Erin Bartram.” February 18, 2018.

Bell, Cristina, and Marisa Mendez-Brady. 2017. “The Future of Librarianship: Challenging Professional Norms.” Journal of New Librarianship 2 (2).

Denault, Alan. n.d. “Mediocracy – Between the Lines.” Accessed April 13, 2018.

Drabinski, Emily. 2016. “Valuing Professionalism: Discourse as Professional Practice.” Library Trends 64 (3): 604–14.

Drabinski, Emily, and Scott Walter. n.d. “Asking Questions That Matter | Drabinski | College & Research Libraries.” Accessed May 5, 2018.

Druery, Jackie, Nancy McCormack, and Sharon Murphy. 2013. “Are Best Practices Really Best? A Review of the Best Practices Literature in Library and Information Studies.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 8 (4): 110–28.

Ettarh, Fobazi. 2018. “Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves.” In the Library With The Lead Pipe, January.

Fleming, Peter, and Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee. 2016. “When Performativity Fails: Implications for Critical Management Studies.” Human Relations 69 (2): 257–76.

Frankfurt, Harry. 2005. On Bullshit. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Graeber, David. 2004. Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Paradigm 14. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press : Distributed by University of Chicago Press.

———. 2014. “Anthropology and the Rise of the Professional-Managerial Class.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 4 (3): 73–88.

———. 2018. “Are You in a BS Job? In Academe, You’re Hardly Alone.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 6, 2018.

———. 2013 “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” STRIKE! Magazine. August, 2013. Accessed March 2, 2018.

Grandbois, Jennifer, and Jamshid Beheshti. 2014. “A Bibliometric Study of Scholarly Articles Published by Library and Information Science Authors about Open Access.” Information Research: An International Electronic Journal 19 (4).

Hoffman, Kristin. n.d. “Introducing the C-EBLIP List of Peer-Reviewed Journals in LIS | Brain-Work: The C-EBLIP Blog.” Accessed May 14, 2018.

Lew, Shirley, and Baharak Yousefi. 2017. The Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership. Sacremento, CA: Library Juice Press.

Lo, Leo S., and Bethany Herman*. n.d. “An Investigation of Factors Impacting the Wellness of Academic Library Employees | Lo | College & Research Libraries.” Accessed May 17, 2018.

Mats Alvesson, and André Spicer. 2016. “(Un)Conditional Surrender? Why Do Professionals Willingly Comply with Managerialism.” Journal of Organizational Change Management 29 (1): 29–45.

Nalani Meulemans, Yvonne, and Allison Carr. 2013. “Not at Your Service: Building Genuine Faculty‐librarian Partnerships.” Edited by Jennifer Rosenfeld. Reference Services Review 41 (1): 80–90.

Nicholson, Karen P. 2015. “The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries and the Values of Transformational Change.” College & Research Libraries 76 (3): 328–38.

Parker, Simon, and Martin Parker. 2017. “Antagonism, Accommodation and Agonism in Critical Management Studies: Alternative Organizations as Allies.” Human Relations 70 (11): 1366–87.

Peekhaus, Wilhelm. 2017. “Open Access among Canadian Library and Information Science Faculty / L’accès Libre Dans La Communauté de Bibliothéconomie et Des Sciences de l’information Au Canada.” Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 41 (1): 105–46.

Popowich, Sam. 2018. “Is there such a thing as a library?”

Russell, Andrew, and Lee Vinsel. 2016. “Innovation Is Overvalued. Maintenance Often Matters More.” Aeon. April 7, 2016.

Sloniowski, Lisa. 2016. “Affective Labor, Resistance, and the Academic Librarian.” Library Trends 64 (4): 645–66.

Sloniowski, Lisa, Mita Williams, and Patti Ryan. 2013. “Grinding the Gears: Academic Librarians and Civic Responsibility.” Urban Library Journal 19 (1).

Spicer, André. “Shooting the shit: the role of bullshit in organisations.” M@n@gement 16, no. 5 (2013): 653-666.

Spicer, A., Alvesson, M. and Kärreman, D. (2016). Extending critical performativity.Human Relations, 69(2), pp. 225–249. doi:10.1177/0018726715614073.

Spicer, André. 2017. Business Bullshit. New York, New York: Routledge.

Spicer, André. 2017. “From Inboxing to Thought Showers: How Business Bullshit Took Over.” The Guardian, November 23, 2017, sec. News.

“Tone Policing.” 2018. Wikipedia.

Waugh, Courtney. 2014. “Balancing Visions and Values.” Progressive Librarian 43 (Winter): 10.

Zweig, David. 2014. Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion. New York, New York: Portfolio/Penguin.

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