Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice
Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Ursula Gorham,Natalie Greene Taylor
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 1786350572
ISBN 13: 9781786350572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice Book Review:

Edited by Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, and Paul T. Jaeger, Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice is an edited volume from the Advances in Librarianship book series devoted to the ideals, activities, and programs in libraries that protect human rights and promote social justice.

Librarianship and Human Rights

Librarianship and Human Rights
Author: Toni Samek
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN 10: 1780631030
ISBN 13: 9781780631035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Librarianship and Human Rights Book Review:

In this book, the reader will encounter a myriad of urgent library and information voices reflecting contemporary local, national, and transnational calls to action on conflicts generated by failures to acknowledge human rights, by struggles for recognition and representation, by social exclusion, and the library institution’s role therein. These voices infuse library and information work worldwide into social movements and the global discourse of human rights, they depict library and information workers as political actors, they offer some new possibilities for strategies of resistance, and they challenge networks of control. This book’s approach to library and information work is grounded in practical, critical, and emancipatory terms; social action is a central pattern. This book is conceived as a direct challenge to the notion of library neutrality, especially in the present context of war, revolution, and social change. This book, for example, locates library and information workers as participants and interventionists in social conflicts. The strategies for social action worldwide documented in this book were selected because of their connection to elements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that relate particularly to core library values, information ethics, and global information justice. The first monograph of its kind Locates librarianship front and centre in knowledge societies Mainstreams critical librarianship

Libraries Human Rights and Social Justice

Libraries  Human Rights  and Social Justice
Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Natalie Greene Taylor,Ursula Gorham
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN 10: 1442250526
ISBN 13: 9781442250529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries Human Rights and Social Justice Book Review:

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 digital literacy and digital inclusion as policy problems and provides policy recommendations to promote digital literacy and digital inclusion. This book is intended to help librarians better understand and articulate their roles in promoting human rights and social justice, as well as to educate policymakers, government officials, professionals in other fields, and researchers in other disciplines about the contributions of libraries to human rights and social justice. It explores the intersections of information, human rights, and social justice from a range of perspectives and addresses the differing roles of library institutions (public, school, academic, and special libraries), library professionals, professional organizations, governments, and library patrons. Discussion focuses on the practical side of human rights and avoids most of the philosophical discussions of the term. Similarly, this book emphasizes the practical nature of social justice and the social and societal structures that foster equality. Related issues of digital literacy and digital inclusion are considered as essential to providing information in human rights and social justice contexts. Digital literacy, the ability to use the Internet to meet information, combines with access to the Internet in order to successfully apply the skills of digital literacy is discussed under the topic of digital inclusion. These topics are discussed through legal, policy, social, cultural, and economic lenses. Issues are examined both in terms of efforts to support equity in communities as a whole and the efforts intended to promote equity in specific disadvantaged or marginalized populations, such as the homeless, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. Many examples of the issues discussed are drawn from the original research that the authors have conducted. The ideas and suggestions in this book should help members of the library community understand where their roles related to human rights and social justice originate, how they fit within the broader policy context, how to improve their related services and practices, and how to advocate for better support of these roles. The authors of this book have been involved in this research for many years and this breadth allows the book to offer comprehensive policy recommendations, solutions, and best practices for an area that is currently extremely fragmented. The writing is at a level to make it useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and policy makers.

Library Services to the Incarcerated

Library Services to the Incarcerated
Author: Sheila Clark,Erica MacCreaigh
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781591582908
ISBN 13: 1591582903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Services to the Incarcerated Book Review:

Learn how to provide exemplary service to incarcerated individuals in prisons, jails, and youth detention centers.

Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition

Introduction to Public Librarianship  Third Edition
Author: Kathleen de la Pena McCook,Jenny S. Bossaller,Felton Thomas Jr.
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN 10: 083891506X
ISBN 13: 9780838915066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition Book Review:

Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than McCook's survey. Now, the REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author has teamed up with noted public library scholar and advocate Bossaller to update and expand her work to incorporate the field's renewed emphasis on outcomes and transformation. This "essential tool" (Library Journal) remains the definitive handbook on this branch of the profession. It covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history through its current incarnation on the cutting edge of the information environment, including statistics, standards, planning, evaluations, and results;legal issues, funding, and politics;organization, administration, and staffing;all aspects of library technology, from structure and infrastructure to websites and makerspaces;adult services, youth services, and children's services;associations, state library agencies, and other professional organizations;global perspectives on public libraries; andadvocacy, outreach, and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its scope, this benchmark text continues to serve both LIS students and working professionals.

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship
Author: Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-17
ISBN 10: 1839094842
ISBN 13: 9781839094842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Librarianship Book Review:

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.

E J Josey

E  J  Josey
Author: Renate L. Chancellor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 1538121778
ISBN 13: 9781538121771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E J Josey Book Review:

This work provides a comprehensive examination of the life and professional career of E.J Josey within the broader historical and political landscape of the civil rights movement. In the era of Jim Crow, Josey rose to prominence in the library profession by challenging the American Library Association (ALA) to live up to its creed of equality for all. This was not easy during the 1950s and 1960s, during segregation. Using interviews with Josey and his contemporaries, as well as several archival sources, library educator Renate Chancellor analyzes Josey’s leadership, particularly within modern day racial currents. During his professional career, spanning over fifty years (1952-2002), Josey worked as a librarian (1953-1966), an administrator of library services (1966-1986), and as a professor of library science (1986-1995). He also served as President of the American Library Association and perhaps his most notable achievement, he successfully drafted a resolution that prevented state library associations from discriminating against African American librarians. This essentially ended segregation in the ALA. Josey’s transformative leadership provides a model to tackle today’s civil rights challenges both in and outside the library profession. This authoritative work copublished by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) documents for the historical record a significant period of history that is underexplored in the scholarly literature. The target audience for this book are researchers, historians, LIS educators and students interested in understanding the complex struggle for civil and human rights in professional organizations.

Rural and Small Public Libraries

Rural and Small Public Libraries
Author: Brian Real
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-17
ISBN 10: 1787431126
ISBN 13: 9781787431126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural and Small Public Libraries Book Review:

This volume begins by defining the challenges that rural and small libraries face before shifting to an analysis of ways that these obstacles can be overcome or mitigated. The authors explore ideas for enhancing community partnerships and outreach by using rural and small public libraries as centers for local cultural heritage activities.

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Intellectual Freedom Manual
Author: American Library Association,American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom
Publsiher: Chicago : American Library Association
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003638965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage

Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage
Author: Barbara Immroth,Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2000-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780786407903
ISBN 13: 0786407905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage Book Review:

As the United States becomes ever more comfortable with recognizing the cultural diversity of the many groups that make up its population, library services must seek to meet patrons’ needs as they are shaped and expressed by their cultural backgrounds. This goal is particularly important for youth library services. For young people of Hispanic heritage, library services attuned to their specific needs and interests are crucial. Many librarians struggle with how to properly create and maintain library programs and collections that are suitable to the needs of Hispanic youth. In this series of essays prepared for the Trejo Foster Foundation for Hispanic Library Education Fourth National Institute, national leaders in librarianship present their insights about how best to meet the needs of young Hispanic library patrons. The text is introduced by the editors, and the essays are arranged in parts: Programs; Collections; Planning and Evaluating; Bibliographical Resources; and For the Future. Information about the contributors and an index conclude the volume.

Human Rights in China

Human Rights in China
Author: Eva Pils
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN 10: 1509500731
ISBN 13: 9781509500734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in China Book Review:

How can we make sense of human rights in China's authoritarian Party-State system? Eva Pils offers a nuanced account of this contentious area, examining human rights as a set of social practices. Drawing on a wide range of resources including years of interaction with Chinese human rights defenders, Pils discusses what gives rise to systematic human rights violations, what institutional avenues of protection are available, and how social practices of human rights defence have evolved. Three central areas are addressed: liberty and integrity of the person; freedom of thought and expression; and inequality and socio-economic rights. Pils argues that the Party-State system is inherently opposed to human rights principles in all these areas, and that – contributing to a global trend – it is becoming more repressive. Yet, despite authoritarianism's lengthening shadows, China’s human rights movement has so far proved resourceful and resilient. The trajectories discussed here will continue to shape the struggle for human rights in China and beyond its borders.

The Freedom to Read

The Freedom to Read
Author: American Library Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 6
Release: 1953
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112060168629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table
Author: Kathleen de la Pena McCook
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2000-06
ISBN 10: 9780838907887
ISBN 13: 0838907881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Place at the Table Book Review:

Discusses librarians who are community-building trailblazers, and explains how to build a grassroots campaign, build partnerships to strengthen a library's connections in the community, become involved in policymaking, and promote a library's tangible ass

Not Enough

Not Enough
Author: Samuel Moyn
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 067498482X
ISBN 13: 9780674984820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Enough Book Review:

The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies. In this provocative book, Samuel Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justice. In a pioneering history of rights stretching back to the Bible, Not Enough charts how twentieth-century welfare states, concerned about both abject poverty and soaring wealth, resolved to fulfill their citizens’ most basic needs without forgetting to contain how much the rich could tower over the rest. In the wake of two world wars and the collapse of empires, new states tried to take welfare beyond its original European and American homelands and went so far as to challenge inequality on a global scale. But their plans were foiled as a neoliberal faith in markets triumphed instead. Moyn places the career of the human rights movement in relation to this disturbing shift from the egalitarian politics of yesterday to the neoliberal globalization of today. Exploring why the rise of human rights has occurred alongside enduring and exploding inequality, and why activists came to seek remedies for indigence without challenging wealth, Not Enough calls for more ambitious ideals and movements to achieve a humane and equitable world.

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work
Author: Stephen Bales
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN 10: 0081017588
ISBN 13: 9780081017586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Justice and Library Work Book Review:

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

Fool s Gold

Fool  s Gold
Author: Mark Y. Herring
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2009-08-12
ISBN 10: 9780786453931
ISBN 13: 0786453931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fool s Gold Book Review:

This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library’s staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM’s were all once predicted as the contemporary library’s heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice
Author: Keren Dali,Nadia Caidi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 1000203220
ISBN 13: 9781000203226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice Book Review:

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design demonstrates that diversity concerns are relevant to all and need to be approached in a systematic way. Developing the Diversity by Design concept articulated by Dali and Caidi in 2017, the book promotes the notion of the diversity mindset. Grouped into three parts, the chapters within this volume have been written by an international team of seasoned academics and practitioners who make diversity integral to their professional and scholarly activities. Building on the Diversity by Design approach, the book presents case studies with practice models for two primary audiences: LIS educators and LIS practitioners. Chapters cover a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic promotion and tenure; the decolonization of LIS education; engaging Indigenous and multicultural communities; librarians’ professional development in diversity and social justice; and the decolonization of library access practices and policies. As a collection, the book illustrates a systems-thinking approach to fostering diversity and inclusion in LIS, integrating it by design into the LIS curriculum and professional practice. Calling on individuals, organizations, policymakers, and LIS educators to make diversity integral to their daily activities and curriculum, Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design will be of interest to anyone engaged in research and professional practice in Library and Information Science.

BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management

BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management
Author: Loyita Worley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2020-07-26
ISBN 10: 1000151913
ISBN 13: 9781000151916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management Book Review:

The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in law libraries and their users in the past seven years. In particular, the handbook covers new information technologies, including social networking and communication. New chapters also focus on the key topics of outsourcing, and the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act. The second edition of this valuable handbook continues to be an important professional reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services, and will help them with the challenges they face in their work every day.

Censored 2005

Censored 2005
Author: Peter Phillips,Project Censored
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 1609801911
ISBN 13: 9781609801915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Censored 2005 Book Review:

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.

User Experience in Libraries

User Experience in Libraries
Author: Andy Priestner,Matt Borg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317003128
ISBN 13: 9781317003120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

User Experience in Libraries Book Review:

Modern library services can be incredibly complex. Much more so than their forebears, modern librarians must grapple daily with questions of how best to implement innovative new services, while also maintaining and updating the old. The efforts undertaken are immense, but how best to evaluate their success? In this groundbreaking new book from Routledge, library practitioners, anthropologists, and design experts combine to advocate a new focus on User Experience (or ‘UX’) research methods. Through a combination of theoretical discussion and applied case studies, they argue that this ethnographic and human-centred design approach enables library professionals to gather rich evidence-based insights into what is really going on in their libraries, allowing them to look beyond what library users say they do to what they actually do. Edited by the team behind the international UX in Libraries conference, User Experience in Libraries will ignite new interest in a rapidly emerging and game-changing area of research. Clearly written and passionately argued, it is essential reading for all library professionals and students of Library and Information Science. It will also be welcomed by anthropologists and design professionals working in related fields.