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Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian


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Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian presents essays that relate to neutrality in librarianship in a philosophical or practical sense, and sometimes both. They are a selection of essays originally published in Progressive Librarian, the journal of the Progressive Librarians Guild, presented in the chronological order of their appearance there. These essays, some by academics and some by passionate practitioners, offer a set of critiques of the notion of neutrality as it governs professional activity, focusing on the importance of meaningful engagement in the social sphere.

Table of Contents

Introduction / by Alison Lewis — Politics and anti-politics in librarianship / by Mark Rosenzweig — Corporate inroads in librarianship : the fight for the soul of the profession in the new millenium / by Peter Mcdonald — Librarianship and resistance / by Sandy Iverson — A few gates redux : an examination of the social responsibilities debate in the early 1970s and 1990s / by Steven Joyce — Activist librarianship : heritage or heresy? / by Ann Sparanese — The myth of the neutral professional / by Robert Jensen — Information criticism : where is it? / by Jack Andersen — Towards self-reflection in librarianship : what is praxis? / by John J. Doherty — The professional is political : redefining the social role of public libraries / by Shiraz Durrani and Elizabeth Smallwood — The hottest place in hell : the crisis of neutrality in contemporary librarianship / by Joseph Good.

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Library Juice Press
Librarians - Professional ethics
Lewis, Alison
Social Science : General
Publication Date:
October 2010

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Bibliography and Library Science

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