Social Justice and Library Work

Written By Stephen Bales
Social Justice and Library Work
  • Publsiher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 18 October 2017
  • ISBN : 0081017588
  • Pages : 200 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Social Justice and Library Work written by Stephen Bales which was release on 18 October 2017, this book published by Chandos Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library’s traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis. Justifies the use of a variety of theoretical and practical resources for effecting positive change Explores the role of the librarian as change agents

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work
  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-18
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has ...

Transformative Library and Information Work

Transformative Library and Information Work
  • Author : Stephen Bales,Tina Budzise-Weaver
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-13
  • Total pages : 162
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Intended to be an accessible guide to transformational information work, the book collects approximately thirty brief case studies of information related organizations, initiatives, and/or projects that focus on social justice related activities. Each case is a short narrative account of its particular subject’s history, objectives, accomplishments, and challenges ...

Libraries Human Rights and Social Justice

Libraries  Human Rights  and Social Justice
  • Author : Paul T. Jaeger,Natalie Greene Taylor,Ursula Gorham
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-06-10
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy, emphasizing the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society. It is the first large-scale consideration of ...

Whole Person Librarianship A Social Work Approach to Patron Services

Whole Person Librarianship  A Social Work Approach to Patron Services
  • Author : Sara K. Zettervall,Mary C. Nienow
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-08-14
  • Total pages : 175
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Whole Person Librarianship guides librarians through the practical process of facilitating connections among libraries, social workers, and social services; explains why those connections are important; and puts them in the context of a national movement. • Gain multiple examples of library-social work collaboration to apply in your own library • Learn to ...

Public Libraries and Social Justice

Public Libraries and Social Justice
  • Author : John Pateman,John Vincent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : The need for public libraries to tackle social exclusion and engage in social justice becomes ever more urgent as the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, and the very survival of public libraries in the heart of the community is open to debate. If public libraries are to ...

Reference Librarianship Justice

Reference Librarianship   Justice
  • Author : Kate Adler,Ian Beilin,Eamon Tewell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : "Explores the praxis, history and practice of reference librarianship in the context of social justice"--...

Informed Agitation

Informed Agitation
  • Author : Melissa Morrone
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture. People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to, or directly involved in, social justice struggles have long embodied this idea, as they make use of their skills ...

Social Justice and Cultural Competency Essential Readings for School Librarians

Social Justice and Cultural Competency  Essential Readings for School Librarians
  • Author : Marcia A. Mardis,Dianne Oberg
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Published in partnership with the International Association of School Librarianship, this work gathers together the latest and most important research on the topics of social justice and cultural competency in school libraries. Education systems today are expected to advance national goals related to fairness, equity, and social cohesion. Comprising articles ...

Progressive Community Action

Progressive Community Action
  • Author : Bharat Mehra,Kevin Rioux
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12
  • Total pages : 382
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Social justice in library and information science (LIS) seeks to achieve action-oriented, socially relevant impacts through information work. This edited volume includes papers that explore intersections between critical theory and social justice in LIS while focusing on social relevance and community involvement to promote progressive community-wide changes. Contributors include LIS ...

Social Justice and the City

Social Justice and the City
  • Author : David Harvey
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-15
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship between politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and associated ills, Social Justice and the City is perhaps ...

Giving Desert Its Due

Giving Desert Its Due
  • Author : Wojciech Sadurski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Total pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : During the last half of the twentieth century, legal philosophy (or legal theory or jurisprudence) has grown significantly. It is no longer the domain of a few isolated scholars in law and philosophy. Hundreds of scholars from diverse fields attend international meetings on the subject. In some universities, large lecture ...

Social Justice

Social Justice
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Download or read online Social Justice written by , published by which was released on 2005. Get Social Justice Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Magazines for Libraries

Magazines for Libraries
  • Author : William A. Katz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 1212
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Download or read online Magazines for Libraries written by William A. Katz, published by which was released on 1992. Get Magazines for Libraries Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Library Journal

The Library Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately....

The Municipal Journal and Public Works Engineer

The Municipal Journal and Public Works Engineer
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1930
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Download or read online The Municipal Journal and Public Works Engineer written by , published by which was released on 1930. Get The Municipal Journal and Public Works Engineer Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....