Civic Librarianship

Author: Ronald B. McCabe
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810839052
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Civic Librarianship explores the ideas of this new community movement and shows how they can transform public libraries by offering a renewed sense of purpose and powerful new strategies for development.

Libraries Democracy

Author: Nancy C. Kranich
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908082
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Civic Librarianship The following working definition of civic librarianship is
offered to begin a dialogue among librarians and trustees concerning the use of
community movement ideas in developing public libraries. Civic librarianship
seeks to strengthen communities through derelopme.ntal strategies that renew
the public library's mission of education for a democratic society. Unlike the
libertarian public library, civic librarianship honors the historic mission of
education for a democratic ...

Libraries Beyond Their Institutions

Author: Rita Pellen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317954874
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community's best interest.7Others contributing to the civic renewal chorus include
James Fishkin, who has also helped pioneer this framework for citizen
deliberation,8 Daniel Yankelovich and his colleagues at Public Agenda, who
have ... of librarians advocating a broader new “civic librarianship” where
libraries build community and solve local problems.14 Recent books such as R.
Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain's Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public
Library in the Digital ...

Public Libraries And Resilient Cities

Author: Michael Q. Dudley
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911366
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Urban Libraries Council, The Engaged Library: Chicago Stories ofCommunity
Building (Chicago: Urban Libraries Council, 2007). roger L. Kemp and Marcia
trotta, Museums, Libraries and Urban Vitality (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008).
Kathryn Miller, Public Libraries Going Green (Chicago: American Library
Association, 2010). Ibid, 2. Glen Holt, “Future Economic realities for Libraries, 249
–68. ronald McCabe, Civic Librarianship: Renewing the Social Mission of the
Public Library ...

Understanding Community Librarianship

Author: Alistair Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351877038
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The Public Library in Post-Modern Britain Alistair Black, David Muddiman. 'civic'
public library, 1850-1940; and that of the 'welfare state' public library 19401975.
In a final section, these two phases of public library development will be
commented upon further in the context of the shift towards postmodern society
and in particular the post-Fordist reorientation in social policy.

Ethics And Values In Librarianship

Author: Wallace Koehler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442254270
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If we read Alstad and Curry correctly, the shift in emphasis from selfeducation to
entertainment in public libraries undermines the traditional democratizing and
socializing role of the library. Moreover, they perceive that North American civil
authorities have begun to restrict civic spaces and increase private spaces along
a broad spectrum of services and amenities, a process that can be illustrated by a
constriction of the town square and the advance of the shopping mall. If Alstad
and ...

The Ethics Of Librarianship

Author: Robert W. Vaagan
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311095625X
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Despite a low response rate several key libraries, not least The National Library,
and several unions were among those who answered. 5 While the answers
varied in length and ... 6 These argued that in view of imminent organizational
changes in Norwegian librarianship linked with ABM, cf. below, the timing was
wrong, and that the deadline was too short. On this basis the working group ... of “
values , core as u values , stewardship" or “civic librarianship”. 8 The status of the
code was ...

Global Librarianship

Author: Martin A. Kesselman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420030639
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Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty. Chicago: American
Library Association, 2001; McCabe RB. Civic Librarianship: Renewing the Social
Mission of the Public Library. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001. 14. Contact
information can be found at the FAIFE web site ( 13 Globalization in
the Lives of the Selectors of Foreign 176 Choldin.


Author: F. S. Michaels
Publisher: Red Clover Press
ISBN: 098685381X
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Camila Alire, “The Library Professional.” In Perspectives, Insights & Priorities: 17
Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship. Edited by Norman Horrocks (Lanham,
MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005), pp. 55-62. 36. Ronald McCabe, Civic Librarianship:
Renewingthe Social Mission of the Public Library (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow
Press, 2001). 37. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the top banned or
challenged books included J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, John Steinbeck's
Of Mice ...

Transforming Libraries Building Communities

Author: Julie Biando Edwards
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891824
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Librarians who commit themselves to creating a community-centered library fall
into the tradition of “civic librarianship” as defined by Ronald McCabe: “Civic
librarianship is an effort to apply the community movement ideas and strategies
to the public library” (McCabe 2001, 60). They are also taking to heart the
declaration of former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, an ardent library
supporter who told librarians in his city, “Unless you are out there changing
neighborhoods, you are not ...