Privatizing Libraries Book
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Privatizing Libraries


  • Author : Jane Jerrard
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838911549
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

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Privatizing Libraries Summary:

This timely special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. It provides a history of the trend of local and state governments privatizing public services and assets, and then examines the history of public library privatization right up to the California legislation introduced earlier this year to restrict cities in the state from privatizing library services. The book also examines what happens when a private, for-profit organization takes over essential management tasks and decisions of a public library, including the effects this can have on services, patron satisfaction and staff, as well as legal issues. It provides in-depth recommendations for librarians who want to retain control of their own institutions. Complete with case studies, statistics, and a valuable checklist of to-dos for libraries that are facing partial or complete privatization.

The Privatization of Everything Book

The Privatization of Everything


  • Author : Donald Cohen
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620976623
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

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The Privatization of Everything Summary:

America’s leading defender of the public interest and a bestselling historian show us how to prevent the private takeover of our cherished public resources “An essential read for those who want to fight the assault on public goods and the commons.” —Naomi Klein As people reach for social justice and better lives, they create public goods—free education, public health, open parks, clean water, and many others—that must be kept out of the market. When private interests take over, they strip public goods of their power to lift people up, creating instead a tool to diminish democracy, further inequality, and separate us from each other. The Privatization of Everything, by the founder of In the Public Interest, an organization dedicated to shared prosperity and the common good, chronicles the efforts to turn our public goods into private profit centers. Ever since Ronald Reagan labeled government a dangerous threat, privatization has touched every aspect of our lives, from water and trash collection to the justice system and the military. However, citizens can, and are, wresting back what is ours. A Montana city took back its water infrastructure after finding that they could do it better and cheaper. Colorado towns fought back well-funded campaigns to preserve telecom monopolies and hamstring public broadband. A motivated lawyer fought all the way to the Supreme Court after the State of Georgia erected privatized paywalls around its legal code. The Privatization of Everything connects the dots across a broad spectrum of issues and raises larger questions about who controls the public things we all rely on, exposing the hidden crisis of privatization that has been slowly unfolding over the last fifty years and giving us a road map for taking our country back.

Privatizing Libraries Book
Score: 5
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Privatizing Libraries


  • Author : Jane Jerrard
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2012-01-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838994092
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

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Privatizing Libraries Summary:

This timely special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries

Civil Justice  Privatization  and Democracy Book

Civil Justice Privatization and Democracy


  • Author : Trevor C.W. Farrow
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442695030
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb

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Civil Justice Privatization and Democracy Summary:

Privatization is occurring throughout the public justice system, including courts, tribunals, and state-sanctioned private dispute resolution regimes. Driven by a widespread ethos of efficiency-based civil justice reform, privatization claims to decrease costs, increase speed, and improve access to the tools of justice. But it may also lead to procedural unfairness, power imbalances, and the breakdown of our systems of democratic governance. Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy demonstrates the urgent need to publicize, politicize, debate, and ultimately temper these moves towards privatized justice. Written by Trevor C.W. Farrow, a former litigation lawyer and current Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy does more than just bear witness to the privatization initiatives that define how we think about and resolve almost all non-criminal disputes. It articulates the costs and benefits of these privatizing initiatives, particularly their potential negative impacts on the way we regulate ourselves in modern democracies, and it makes recommendations for future civil justice practice and reform.

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries Book

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries


  • Author : Peter Hernon
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838996027
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb

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Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries Summary:

The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.

Doing Social Media So It Matters Book
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Doing Social Media So It Matters


  • Author : Laura Solomon
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 65
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838910672
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb

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Doing Social Media So It Matters Summary:

Provides context to the social media phenomenon and offers practical advice on how libraries can choose, use, and monitor these tools effectively, whilst identifying additional resources and best practices.

Public Libraries and Resilient Cities Book
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Public Libraries and Resilient Cities


  • Author : Michael Q. Dudley
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838911365
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

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Public Libraries and Resilient Cities Summary:

Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to 'placemaking', or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents.

Privatization in Practice Book

Privatization in Practice


  • Author : Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476625683
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb

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Privatization in Practice Summary:

Cost efficiency was the initial goal of privatization—achieved in many cases but not consistently. Public services provided by the private sector were cheap in the beginning but became increasingly expensive, especially to low-income citizens. The lessons learned from early successes and failures gave birth to a new goal—effectiveness of services, as measured by accountable results. Government officials are not looking just for proven budget savings; they must also be concerned with the quality of public services and ultimately the happiness of citizens and communities. In its updated second edition, this collection of essays explores the good and the bad sides of privatization. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.