Transformative Library and Information Work Book

Transformative Library and Information Work


  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081030110

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Transformative Library and Information Work Excerpt :

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

Knowledge Justice Book

Knowledge Justice


  • Author : Sofia Y. Leung
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262043502

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Knowledge Justice Excerpt :

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.

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science Book

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science


  • Author : Gloria J. Leckie
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591589389

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Critical Theory for Library and Information Science Excerpt :

This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research and scholarship. * A basic bibliography of the theorist's work follows each topic presentation; some chapters also include works of critical commentary on the theorist's writings * Indexes of key terms and concepts are provided throughout the chapters

Social Justice and Library Work Book

Social Justice and Library Work


  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081017586

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Social Justice and Library Work Excerpt :

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

Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science Book

Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science


  • Author : Holland, Barbara Jane
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799872597

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Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science Excerpt :

Due to changes in the learning and research environment, changes in the behavior of library users, and unique global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have had to adapt and evolve to remain up-to-date and responsive to their users. Thus, libraries are adding new, digital resources and services while maintaining most of the old, traditional resources and services. New areas of research and inquiry in the field of library and information science explore the applications of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to better serve and expand the library community. The Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science examines new technologies and systems and their application and adoption within libraries. This handbook provides a global perspective on current and future trends concerning library and information science. Covering topics such as machine learning, library management, ICTs, blockchain technology, social media, and augmented reality, this book is essential for librarians, library directors, library technicians, media specialists, data specialists, catalogers, information resource officers, administrators, IT consultants and specialists, academicians, and students.

Assessing Information Needs  Managing Transformative Library Services Book

Assessing Information Needs Managing Transformative Library Services


  • Author : Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010-06-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591587989

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Assessing Information Needs Managing Transformative Library Services Excerpt :

Based on a tested model for community analysis, this book offers a guide to the management of client-centered transformative information services that can be applied in any type of library or information agency. • A case study of a community analysis for a county library system, illustrating how the model can be applied • 13 tables presenting information collected from the case study • Several graphic models, presented and described • References at the end of each chapter • A bibliography at the end of the book

CONNECTING THE LIBRARY TO THE CURRICULUM Book

CONNECTING THE LIBRARY TO THE CURRICULUM


  • Author : Lynette Torres
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811638688

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CONNECTING THE LIBRARY TO THE CURRICULUM Excerpt :

This book shares the experiences of the Monash University and La Trobe University libraries in Melbourne, Australia, regarding the paths taken to transform and reposition these libraries within their institutions. The book showcases the respective frameworks used to enhance library skill development programs and addresses central topics such as partnerships, pedagogy, curriculum, emerging skill agendas and student success. It offers a theoretical and practical approach to overcoming persistent challenges and discusses several pertinent areas, e.g., establishing library-faculty partnerships, explicitly and coherently developing students research skills with discipline-specific content and transforming perceptions of academic libraries educative role. The book highlights the current issue of enhancing students research skills, which is forcing many academic libraries to reassess their established practices and adopt pedagogical approaches that will more readily resonate with faculty. Chapters 3 and 19 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Serapis Book

Serapis


  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1634000978

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Library as Place Book

Library as Place


  • Author : Geoffrey T. Freeman
  • Publisher : Council on Library Resources
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105063719574

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Library as Place Excerpt :

What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.

E  J  Josey Book

E J Josey


  • Author : Renate L. Chancellor
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-02-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538121771

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E J Josey Excerpt :

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.

The Portable MLIS  Insights from the Experts  2nd Edition Book

The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition


  • Author : Ken Haycock
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-12-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440852046

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The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition Excerpt :

In this update of the ideal introduction to the library profession, the core competencies of professional librarians are presented in 14 essays supplemented with foundational principles and context. • Updates a core textbook and introduction to the profession that will be useful for almost all LIS programs and new librarians • Brings together the work of authors who are experts in various core areas • Provides content based on an analysis of emerging trends and issues • Includes key resources for further reading

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning Book

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning


  • Author : Wang, Victor X.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522560876

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Critical Theory and Transformative Learning Excerpt :

Engaging in genuine dialogue and authentic communication is essential for teachers to assist students’ successes and help them further their education through refining critical thinking skills beyond the classroom. Critical Theory and Transformative Learning is a critical scholarly resource that examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education, this book is geared toward educators, administrators, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on transformative learning and addressing the interconnectedness of important theories and praxis.

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research Book

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research


  • Author : Ngulube, Patrick
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-12-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 639
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799814726

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Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research Excerpt :

In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light on notable issues and concerns that affect the advancement of knowledge within information science. Building on previous literature and exploring these new research techniques are necessary to understand the future of information and knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research is a collection of innovative research on the methods and application of study methods within library and information science. While highlighting topics including data management, philosophical foundations, and quantitative methodology, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, policymakers, advanced-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on transformative methods of research within information science.

Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons Book

Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons


  • Author : Jane Garner
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800438606

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Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons Excerpt :

Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons aims to strengthen and expand the small body of knowledge currently published regarding libraries in prisons, with each chapter addressing different aspects of the roles and practices of library services to prisons and prisoners.

Practicing Social Justice in Libraries Book

Practicing Social Justice in Libraries


  • Author : Alyssa Brissett
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-09-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000624038

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Practicing Social Justice in Libraries Excerpt :

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