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 : 2020-06
  • 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 faced. ...

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 ...

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship
  • Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : This book offers a timely mix of thought-provoking chapters bringing together national and global studies on critical librarianship, and conveying the kind of research which current library managers and researchers need, mixing theory with a good dose of pragmatism....

Literacy Libraries and Learning

Literacy  Libraries and Learning
  • Author : Ray Doiron,Marlene Asselin
  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : The school library has changed dramatically. Today, it is a portal to a world of learning that includes traditional books, digital resources, and online environments. As the importance of information and communication technologies grows, teachers and teacher-librarians hold the key to creating powerful learning opportunities that help students function more ...

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 ...

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 ...

British librarianship and information work 2011 2015

British librarianship and information work 2011 2015
  • Author : J. H. Bowman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Total pages : 564
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 28 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2011-2015....

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 ...

Using Social Media to Build Library Communities

Using Social Media to Build Library Communities
  • Author : Scott W. H. Young,Doralyn Rossmann
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Using Social Media to Build Library Communities: A LITA Guide is a community-building action manual for practitioners across the profession. By bringing together an array of perspectives to explore community building through social media, this book serves as the go-to resource for professionals who want to take social media beyond ...

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010
  • Author : J. H. Bowman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Total pages : 468
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 26 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2006-2010....

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries
  • Author : Su Epstein,,Vera Gubnitskaia
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-04-11
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : In a rapidly changing world with myriad conflicting voices, the library’s role as a place of safety and inclusion and as a repository of knowledge cannot be overstated. Librarians must serve as community leaders with a mission to educate and inform, ready to model the principles they support. The ...

Education Social Justice and Inter Agency Working

Education  Social Justice and Inter Agency Working
  • Author : Sheila Riddell,Lyn Tett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-08-27
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : This book explores policy and practice in a range of areas where education and other agencies (health, social and employment services and housing) interact. Its theme, of joined up policy and inter-agency working, is central to all those interested in promoting social justice for adults and children experiencing the effects ...

Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries

Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries
  • Author : John Pateman,Joe Pateman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0081017588
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Summary : Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries argues that changes to library Strategies and Systems can lead to transformations in library Structures that can, in turn, shape and determine Organisational Culture. Drawing on Management theories, as well as the ideas of Marx and Maslow, the authors present an ambitious Analytical Framework ...