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Practicing Social Justice in Libraries

Practicing Social Justice in Libraries Book
Author : Alyssa Brissett,Diana Moronta
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2022-09-30
ISBN : 100062403X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practicing Social Justice in Libraries provides practical strategies, tools, and resources to library and information workers and students who wish to drive change in their classrooms, institutions, and communities and incorporate social justice into their everyday practice. With contributions from a diverse group of librarians, who have experience working in different types of institutions and roles, the book showcases the actions information professionals, largely from historically marginalized groups, are taking to create a more socially responsible environment for themselves and their communities. The chapters reflect on personal experiences, best practices for programming, professional development, effective collaboration, building inclusive community partnerships, anti-racist practices in the classroom, and organizational culture. Exploring how and why library workers are incorporating anti-racist and anti-oppressive work within their everyday roles, the book demonstrates that library workers are increasingly sending messages of protest and advocating for equity, justice, and social change. Highlighting their experiences of marginalization and exclusion, contributors also reflect upon the impact social justice work has on their mental health, careers, and personal lives. Practicing Social Justice in Libraries is essential reading for library and information workers and students who are searching for practical ways to implement more inclusive practices into their work

Transformative Library and Information Work

Transformative Library and Information Work Book
Author : Stephen Bales,Tina Budzise-Weaver
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2020-03-13
ISBN : 0081030126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 conclude with three-to-five bulleted takeaway points for information workers to consider when developing their own praxis Present useful guidance on transformative library and information science Gathers real-world case studies of library and information practice relating to social justice Gives takeaway points for readers to quickly apply in their own situation Provides inspiration for the development of progressive library and information practice Considers radical library and information science at a high level, offering recommendations for the future

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries Book
Author : Su Epstein,,Vera Gubnitskaia
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-06-18
ISBN : 1476672032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 for granted. Theoretical foundations are discussed, along with practical ideas such as the creation a book groups for the intellectually disabled and partnership with social workers or advocates for employees with disabilities.

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work Book
Author : Stephen Bales
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2017-10-18
ISBN : 0081017588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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, 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

Informed Agitation

Informed Agitation Book
Author : Melissa Morrone
Publisher : Library Juice Press
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781936117871
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 - this book is a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century.

Reference Librarianship Justice

Reference Librarianship   Justice Book
Author : Kate Adler,Ian Beilin,Eamon Tewell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781634000512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Explores the praxis, history and practice of reference librarianship in the context of social justice"--

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries Archives and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities

Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries  Archives  and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities Book
Author : Taher, Mohamed
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2021-11-12
ISBN : 1799883655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In achieving civic engagement and social justice in smart cities, literacy programs are offered in the society by three essential information service providers: libraries, archives, and museums. Although the library and museum services are documented in literature, there is little evidence of community-led library or museum services that make a full circle in understanding community-library, community-archive, and community-museum relationships. The Handbook of Research on the Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Achieving Civic Engagement and Social Justice in Smart Cities examines the application of tools and techniques in library and museum literacy in achieving civic engagement and social justice. It also introduces a new outlook in the services of libraries and museums. Covering topics such as countering fake news, human rights literacies, and outreach activities, this book is essential for community-based organizations, librarians, museum administrations, education leaders, information professionals, smart city design planners, digital tool developers, policymakers engaged in diversity, researchers, and academicians.

Knowledge Justice

Knowledge Justice Book
Author : Sofia Y. Leung,Jorge R. Lopez-McKnight
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2021-04-13
ISBN : 0262363194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color--reimagine library and information science through the lens of critical race theory. In Knowledge Justice, Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color scholars use critical race theory (CRT) to challenge the foundational principles, values, and assumptions of Library and Information Science and Studies (LIS) in the United States. They propel CRT to center stage in LIS, to push the profession to understand and reckon with how white supremacy affects practices, services, curriculum, spaces, and policies.

Art at the Intersection of Librarianship and Social Justice

Art at the Intersection of Librarianship and Social Justice Book
Author : Nina Clements
Publisher : Library Juice Press
Release : 2020-05
ISBN : 9781634000963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Art at the Intersection of Librarianship and Social Justice book written by Nina Clements, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Progressive Community Action

Progressive Community Action Book
Author : Bharat Mehra,Kevin Rioux
Publisher : Library Juice Press
Release : 2015-12
ISBN : 9781936117659
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 building and development outcomes. The frame of study is inclusive of (though not limited to) academic, public, school, and special libraries, museums, archives, and other information-related settings. An international context of analysis is included along with a focus on social impact and community involvement in LIS practice and research, education, policy development, service design, and program implementation.

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice Book
Author : Paul T. Jaeger,Ursula Gorham,Natalie Greene Taylor
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2016-03-07
ISBN : 1786350572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Libraries Human Rights and Social Justice

Libraries  Human Rights  and Social Justice Book
Author : Paul T. Jaeger,Natalie Greene Taylor,Ursula Gorham
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-06-10
ISBN : 1442250526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 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.

Whole Person Librarianship A Social Work Approach to Patron Services

Whole Person Librarianship  A Social Work Approach to Patron Services Book
Author : Sara K. Zettervall,Mary C. Nienow
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2019-08-14
ISBN : 1440857776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 articulate reasons librarians benefit from collaboration with social workers and vice versa • Know where to seek partnerships and how to start them • Develop a vision for how collaborations fit into the ideals of both professions and represent the future of librarianship

Transformative Library and Information Work

Transformative Library and Information Work Book
Author : Stephen Bales,Tina Budzise-Weaver
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 0081030118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 conclude with three-to-five bulleted takeaway points for information workers to consider when developing their own praxis Present useful guidance on transformative library and information science Gathers real-world case studies of library and information practice relating to social justice Gives takeaway points for readers to quickly apply in their own situation Provides inspiration for the development of progressive library and information practice Considers radical library and information science at a high level, offering recommendations for the future

Foundations of Social Justice

Foundations of Social Justice Book
Author : Nicole A. Cooke
Publisher : ALA Neal-Schuman
Release : 2022-05-23
ISBN : 9780838937846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cooke's important text, suitable for both graduate and undergraduate courses as well as current practitioners, outlines and examines the components of social justice that are most compelling and relevant for the library and information professions. Libraries serve all types of communities and diverse populations, and they are also part of the communities being served. As such, library staff need to be familiar with and capable of the social justice work that will allow them to advocate for, protect, and enhance their communities. Past winner of the ALA Equality Award and acclaimed scholar Cooke introduces this seminal concept to those new to the social justice lens, while also offering an authoritative and enlightening overview for those who are already familiar. Readers will learn about the five main principles of social justice (access to resources, equity, participation, diversity, and human rights) and their historical context; understand how these principles apply to the practice of librarianship, both as aspirational goals and in day-to-day work; discover why common assumptions and misconceptions about social justice work can be toxic and are often counterproductive; explore topics such as social justice consciousness raising, action and advocacy, cultural competence, and anti-racism; get to know about relevant and related issues, including intersectionality, critical race theory, social justice storytelling, and critical pedagogies; practice self-reflection through compelling exercises and activities included throughout the text; and be introduced to a hand-picked selection of key literature and sources that will illuminate the concept and encourage further study.

Social Work and Social Justice

Social Work and Social Justice Book
Author : Michael Reisch,Charles D. Garvin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-03-10
ISBN : 0190494441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social Work and Social Justice transcends discussions of abstract social justice concepts and goals by focusing on how these concepts can be used as guides for socially just practice at the interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels. In addition to emphasizing the importance of social justice work through compelling examples, case studies, and exercises, this book vividly illustrates its complexity and discusses how social workers can negotiate the practical and ethical challenges involved. Unlike many books on the subject, the text integrates diverse and often conflicting approaches to social justice to promote critical thinking and underscore the value of incorporating various perspectives into one's practice. Other distinguishing features include: its emphasis on the complementary nature of socially just goals and processes; its use of well-developed case examples, often drawn from the authors' experience; and the authors' reflection on the implications of these examples from both "micro" and "macro" perspectives, along with a discussion of how practitioners with diverse understandings of social justice might interpret the case. Social Work and Social Justice is based on the authors' extensive teaching and practice experience in a wide variety of fields, both in the U.S. and internationally, and on their research on such varied topics as welfare reform, mental health, social work practice theory, social work values and ethics, and the history and philosophy of social welfare and social work. It is undeniably a must-have resource for students and faculty in undergraduate and graduate social work programs, as well as practitioners in social work and the human services.

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship Book
Author : Karen P. Nicholson,Maura Seale
Publisher : Library Juice Press
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781634000307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship Book
Author : Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2020-08-17
ISBN : 1839094842
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom

A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom Book
Author : Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2015-07-01
ISBN : 0838913253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collecting several key documents and policy statements, this supplement to the ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual traces a history of ALA’s commitment to fighting censorship. An introductory essay by Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, updated by OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an overview of ALA policy on intellectual freedom. An important resource, this volume includes documents which discuss such foundational issues as The Library Bill of RightsProtecting the freedom to readALA’s Code of EthicsHow to respond to challenges and concerns about library resourcesMinors and internet activityMeeting rooms, bulletin boards, and exhibitsCopyrightPrivacy, including the retention of library usage records

Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice

Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice Book
Author : Michael Reisch
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-04-03
ISBN : 1317934016
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize the status quo, promote modest reforms, and justify revolutionary, even violent action. Ironically, as the prominence of the concept has risen, the meaning of social justice has become increasingly obscured. This authoritative volume explores different perspectives on social justice and what its attainment would involve. It addresses key issues, such as resolving fundamental questions about human nature and social relationships; the distribution of resources, power, status, rights, access, and opportunities; and the means by which decisions regarding this distribution are made. Illustrating the complexity of the topic, it presents a range of international, historical, and theoretical perspectives, and discusses the dilemmas inherent in implementing social justice concepts in policy and practice. Covering more than abstract definitions of social justice, it also includes multiple examples of how social justice might be achieved at the interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels. With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, Reisch has put together a magisterial and multi-faceted overview of social justice. It is an essential reference work for all scholars with an interest in social justice from a wide range of disciplines, including social work, public policy, public health, law, criminology, sociology, and education.