The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship Book

The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship


  • Author : Kerry Smith
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-09-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631394
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb

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The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship Summary:

This book covers aspects of the political environment which surrounds and engages libraries and their librarians. It includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations. Provides recent stories and real examples of: The various political contexts under which libraries operate Why it is important to be politically aware How political climates influence decision making for libraries

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship Book

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship


  • Author : Karen P. Nicholson
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 1634000307
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb

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The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship Summary:

This book features original research, reflective essays and conversations, and dialogues that consider the relationships between theory, practice, and critical librarianship through the lenses of the histories of librarianship, intellectual and activist communities, professional practices, and underexplored epistemologies and ways of knowing.

Critical Librarianship Book

Critical Librarianship


  • Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839094842
  • Total Read : 77
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

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Critical Librarianship 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.

The Politics of Professionalism Book

The Politics of Professionalism


  • Author : Juris Dilevko
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936117307
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

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The Politics of Professionalism Summary:

"An alternative proposal for the education of librarians, emphasizing general knowledge and intellectual rigor and discouraging careerism"--Provided by publisher.

Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship Book

Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship


  • Author : Sam Popowich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Libraries
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 1634000870
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

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Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship Summary:

Taking a broadly Marxist approach, Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship traces the connections between library history and the larger history of capitalist development.

Progressive Librarianship Book

Progressive Librarianship


  • Author : Durrani, Shiraz
  • Publisher : Vita Books
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781869886202
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb

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Progressive Librarianship Summary:

Public spending is under threat and public libraries are suffering. At a time when libraries can play a critical role in supporting people facing difficult economic and social situations, the dominant conservative model of librarianship has nothing meaningful to say about the role and relevance of libraries. It offers more of the same, but no qualitative change so necessary today. It continues to maintain the myth that there is no alternative to its own policies and practices. There is thus an urgent need to alternative ideas and practices to address people’s needs. The progressive librarianship movement is taking up this challenge. It has also been active in Kenya and Britain but its work is not widely know. The Kenyan movement differed from the others in that it grew within the underground political movement in the 1980s - the December Twelve Movement/Mwakenya. Using original documents, this book records this hidden history. In the process, it examines key concepts such as the role of libraries and the relevance of service. Linking library work with the wider social and political concerns, the book explores issues such as politics of information, the role of activism and “neutrality” in library work. It offers an alternative approach to librarianship, to the training of librarians and to organisational change to make libraries more relevant to people’s lives.

Responsible Librarianship Book

Responsible Librarianship


  • Author : David Bade
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936117253
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb

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Responsible Librarianship Summary:

The three papers in this volume were written in the wake of a single policy decision at the Library of Congress: the decision to cease the practice of distinguishing and collating series through the use of distinctive headings maintained in an authority file. These papers examine library policies and organizational structures in light of the literature of ergonomics, high reliability organizations, joint cognitive systems and integrational linguistics. Bade argues that many policies and structures have been designed and implemented on the basis of assumptions about technical possibilities, ignoring entirely the political dimensions of local determination of goals and purposes as well as the lessons from ergonomics, such as the recognition that people are the primary agents of reliability in all technical systems. Looking at various policies for metadata creation and the results of those policies forces the question: is there a responsible human being behind the library web site and catalog, or have we abandoned the responsibilities of thinking and judgment in favor of procedures, algorithms and machines?

International Librarianship at Home and Abroad Book

International Librarianship at Home and Abroad


  • Author : Karen Bordonaro
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081018972
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb

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International Librarianship at Home and Abroad Summary:

International Librarianship at Home and Abroad examines both the concept and reality of international librarianship. The intent of this book is not to glorify international librarianship, but to instead explore different ways that international librarianship might be understood and practiced. The book seeks to enrich and improve the everyday work done by librarians both at home and abroad in areas such as collection management, library services, and learning styles and techniques. Describes familiar librarian work, such as resource sharing, weeding and distance reference services Explores features and how they contribute to, and reflect, international librarianship Offers further examples on how to incorporate more explicit elements of international librarianship into home library practice