Social Justice and Library Work

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

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  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Pages : 200 pages
  • ISBN : 0081017588
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work
  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 18 October 2017
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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,

Transformative Library and Information Work

Transformative Library and Information Work
  • Author : Stephen Bales,Tina Budzise-Weaver
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 01 June 2020
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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. It also describes the material realities involved in the subjects' day-to-day operation. Furthermore, cases include pertinent excerpts from interviews conducted with individuals directly involved with the information organization and will

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries
  • Author : Su Epstein,,Vera Gubnitskaia
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 11 April 2019
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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 question for many is: how? Experienced librarians offer ideas and guidance in seeking new creative paths, working to support change in library organizations and reexamining principles that may be taken

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
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 07 March 2016
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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.

Informed Agitation

Informed Agitation
  • Author : Melissa Morrone
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release : 19 January 2021
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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 in the service of those causes. From movement archives to zine collections, international solidarity to public library programming, oral histories to email lists, prisons to protests - and beyond -

Progressive Community Action

Progressive Community Action
  • Author : Bharat Mehra,Kevin Rioux
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release : 01 December 2015
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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 researchers, practitioners, educators, social justice advocates, and community leaders who identify theories, methods, approaches, strategies, and case studies that apply these intersections in mobilizing community action to deliver tangible community

Public Libraries and Social Justice

Public Libraries and Social Justice
  • Author : John Pateman,John Vincent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 April 2016
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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 develop and grow in the future and become relevant to the majority of their local communities, then they need to abandon outmoded concepts of 'excellence' and fully grasp the 'equity'

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work
  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 18 October 2017
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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,

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship
  • Author : Karen P. Nicholson,Maura Seale
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release : 19 January 2021
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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.

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 : 20 November 2019
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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 written and collected in the journal of the International Association of School Librarianship and new articles written especially for this anthology, this book documents both empirical research and promising practices

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 : 10 June 2015
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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

Teaching for Justice

Teaching for Justice
  • Author : Nicole A Cooke,Miriam E Sweeney
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release : 01 June 2016
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"Teaching for Justice describes the efforts of LIS faculty and instructors who feature social justice theory and strategies in their courses and classroom practices"--