Librarianship and Human Rights

Librarianship and Human Rights
Author: Toni Samek
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN: 1780631030
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Librarianship and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

In this book, the reader will encounter a myriad of urgent library and information voices reflecting contemporary local, national, and transnational calls to action on conflicts generated by failures to acknowledge human rights, by struggles for recognition and representation, by social exclusion, and the library institution’s role therein. These voices infuse library and information work worldwide into social movements and the global discourse of human rights, they depict library and information workers as political actors, they offer some new possibilities for strategies of resistance, and they challenge networks of control. This book’s approach to library and information work is grounded in practical, critical, and emancipatory terms; social action is a central pattern. This book is conceived as a direct challenge to the notion of library neutrality, especially in the present context of war, revolution, and social change. This book, for example, locates library and information workers as participants and interventionists in social conflicts. The strategies for social action worldwide documented in this book were selected because of their connection to elements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that relate particularly to core library values, information ethics, and global information justice. The first monograph of its kind Locates librarianship front and centre in knowledge societies Mainstreams critical librarianship

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
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN: 1786350572
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Natalie Greene Taylor,Ursula Gorham
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN: 1442250526
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries Human Rights and Social Justice Book Excerpt:

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.

Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition

Introduction to Public Librarianship  Third Edition
Author: Kathleen de la Pena McCook,Jenny S. Bossaller,Felton Thomas Jr.
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 083891506X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than McCook's survey. Now, the REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author has teamed up with noted public library scholar and advocate Bossaller to update and expand her work to incorporate the field's renewed emphasis on outcomes and transformation. This "essential tool" (Library Journal) remains the definitive handbook on this branch of the profession. It covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history through its current incarnation on the cutting edge of the information environment, including statistics, standards, planning, evaluations, and results;legal issues, funding, and politics;organization, administration, and staffing;all aspects of library technology, from structure and infrastructure to websites and makerspaces;adult services, youth services, and children's services;associations, state library agencies, and other professional organizations;global perspectives on public libraries; andadvocacy, outreach, and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its scope, this benchmark text continues to serve both LIS students and working professionals.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences
Author: John D. McDonald,Michael Levine-Clark
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 6106
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1000031543
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

Disability Human Rights and Information Technology

Disability  Human Rights  and Information Technology
Author: Jonathan Lazar,Michael Ashley Stein
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-06-22
ISBN: 0812249232
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability Human Rights and Information Technology Book Excerpt:

Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The right to access ICT, moreover, invokes complementary civil and human rights issues: freedom of expression; freedom to information; political participation; civic engagement; inclusive education; the right to access the highest level of scientific and technological information; and participation in social and cultural opportunities. Despite the ready availability and minimal cost of technology to enable people with disabilities to access ICT on an equal footing as consumers without disabilities, prevailing practice around the globe continues to result in their exclusion. Questions and complexities may also arise where technologies advance ahead of existing laws and policies, where legal norms are established but not yet implemented, or where legal rights are defined but clear technical implementations are not yet established. At the intersection of human-computer interaction, disability rights, civil rights, human rights, international development, and public policy, the volume's contributors examine crucial yet underexplored areas, including technology access for people with cognitive impairments, public financing of information technology, accessibility and e-learning, and human rights and social inclusion. Contributors: John Bertot, Peter Blanck, Judy Brewer, Joyram Chakraborty, Tim Elder, Jim Fruchterman, G. Anthony Giannoumis, Paul Jaeger, Sanjay Jain, Deborah Kaplan, Raja Kushalnagar, Jonathan Lazar, Fredric I. Lederer, Janet E. Lord, Ravi Malhotra, Jorge Manhique, Mirriam Nthenge, Joyojeet Pal, Megan A. Rusciano, David Sloan, Michael Ashley Stein, Brian Wentz, Marco Winckler, Mary J. Ziegler.

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
Author: Taher, Mohamed
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN: 1799883655
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Beyond Article 19

Beyond Article 19
Author: Julie Biando Edwards,Stephan P. Edwards
Publsiher: Library Juice Press, LLC
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2010-12
ISBN: 1936117509
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Article 19 Book Excerpt:

Beyond Article 19: Libraries and Social and Cultural Rights addresses the subject of libraries and cultural rights, a topic that has received relatively little attention in the past, but which librarians and others concerned with human rights are beginning to recognize and talk about. Librarians have long been concerned with individual rights and have worked tirelessly - indeed making it a basic tenet of the profession - to protect and preserve those rights. Little has been written about the role that libraries can play in protecting and promoting group rights, specifically cultural rights. This book examines this shortfall by exploring the relationship between libraries, cultural rights, and community life and identity.

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work
Author: Stephen Bales
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN: 0081017588
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Justice and Library Work Book 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

Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship

Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship
Author: Ali A. Abdi,Lynette Shultz
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 9780791473740
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship Book Excerpt:

Nearly sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in spite of progress on some fronts, we are in many cases as far away as ever from achieving an inclusive citizenship and human rights for all. While human rights violations continue to affect millions across the world, there are also ongoing contestations regarding citizenship. In response to these and related issues, the contributors to this book critique both historical and current practices and suggest several pragmatic options, highlighting the role of education in attaining these noble yet unachieved objectives. This book represents a welcome addition to the human rights and global citizenship literature and provides ideas for new platforms that are human rights friendly and expansively attuned toward global citizenship. Book jacket.

Service Learning

Service Learning
Author: Loriene Roy,Kelly Jensen,Alex Hershey Meyers
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0838909817
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Service Learning Book Excerpt:

Roy brings together authors from the top-tier schools to outline their programmes and surrounding efforts and provide exmaples of how to incorporate service learning into library and information science education.

The Academic Librarian s Human Resources Handbook

The Academic Librarian s Human Resources Handbook
Author: David Allen Baldwin
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781563083457
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Academic Librarian s Human Resources Handbook Book Excerpt:

To be an effective manager in today's library, you must know and comply with numerous federal and state laws and regulations. This handbook offers how to information on academic library management and provides a single, up-to-date source for laws, regulations, executive orders, guidelines, and court decisions on employee and employer rights and responsibilities. It includes information on laws relating to recruitment and selection of personnel; the employment relationship; wages and hours; employee benefits; health, safety, and privacy; and income replacement (e.g., disability, workers' compensation). In addition, potential management problems (e.g., discipline and discharge) are discussed and case studies are presented with suggestions for problem resolution. This material will keep administrators and human resources staff apprised of the actions of such organizations as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Office of Federal Cont

Human Rights and Ethics Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Human Rights and Ethics  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2121
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 1466664347
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights and Ethics Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

In today’s increasingly interconnected and global society, the protection of basic liberties is an important consideration in public policy and international relations. Profitable social interactions can begin only when a foundation of trust has been laid between two parties. Human Rights and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications considers some of the most important issues in the ethics of human interaction, whether in business, politics, or science and technology. Covering issues such as cybercrime, bioethics, medical care, and corporate leadership, this four-volume reference work will serve as a crucial resource for leaders, innovators, educators, and other personnel living and working in the modern world.

Public Librarian s Human Resources Handbook

Public Librarian s Human Resources Handbook
Author: David Allen Baldwin
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781563086182
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Librarian s Human Resources Handbook Book Excerpt:

Whether you are a library supervisor with a few employees or an adminstrator with an entire human resources system, there are specific rights, responsibilities, and regulations that you must conform to. In plain language and with a practical, straightforward approach, Baldwin tells you about employment law relating to personnel recruitment and selection; the employment relationship; collective bargaining; wage and hour laws; employment benefits; discrimination laws; health, safety, and privacy; discipline and discharge; and income replacement. By informing themselves of these basic rights and regulations, librarians and library managers will be better equipped to deal with or avoid altogether some of the potential problems that arise between employers and employees in the public library arena. The book also reviews effective management techniques as a way to avoid potentially serious personnel problems. A glossary of employment terms is included.

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship
Author: Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-17
ISBN: 1839094842
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Librarianship Book Excerpt:

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.

Prison Librarianship Policy and Practice

Prison Librarianship Policy and Practice
Author: Suzanna Conrad
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN: 1476666334
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prison Librarianship Policy and Practice Book Excerpt:

Prisoners are in a grey area regarding library services. Prison libraries violate many tenets of librarianship, with the justification of maintaining order. The field is de-professionalized--many positions are filled by persons without degrees in library science, and corrections administrators often write policy for services. Critics cite the need to implement public library service models despite practical difficulties. This book investigates state, national and international policies on prison libraries, reviews literature on the topic and describes partnerships between prisons and public libraries. Results from a national survey and follow-up interviews are included, providing a full narrative of policy outcomes in U.S. prisons.

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries
Author: Su Epstein,Carol Smallwood,Vera Gubnitskaia
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 1476672032
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries Book Excerpt:

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.

The 21st Century Black Librarian in America

The 21st Century Black Librarian in America
Author: Andrew P. Jackson,Julius Jefferson Jr.,Akilah S. Nosakhere
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN: 0810882469
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 21st Century Black Librarian in America Book Excerpt:

The 1970 and 1994 editions of The Black Librarian in America by E.J. Josey singled out racism as an important issue to be addressed within the library profession. Although much has changed since then, this latest collection of 48 essays by Black librarians and library supporters again identifies racism as one of many challenges of the new century. Essays are written by library educators, library graduate students, retired librarians, public library trustees, veteran librarians, and new librarians fresh out of school with great ideas and wholesome energies. They cover such topics as poorly equipped school libraries and the need to preserve the school library, a call to action to all librarians to make the shift to new and innovative models of public education, the advancement in information technology and library operations, special libraries, recruitment and the Indiana State Library program, racism in the history of library and information science, and challenges that have plagued librarianship for decades. This collection of poignant essays covers a multiplicity of concerns for the 21st-century Black librarian and embodies compassion and respect for the provision of information, an act that defines librarianship. The essays are personable, inspiring, and thought provoking for all library professionals, regardless of race, class, or gender.

The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition

The Portable MLIS  Insights from the Experts  2nd Edition
Author: Ken Haycock,Mary-Jo Romaniuk
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-12-07
ISBN: 1440852049
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition Book 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

Academic Librarianship

Academic Librarianship
Author: Marcy Simons
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN: 153813621X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Librarianship Book Excerpt:

This book is needed now as a response to how much has changed in academic librarianship as a profession (from the smallest academic libraries to large research libraries). Topics covered include: state of the profession of librarianship today, status of librarians, how are librarians conducting research, and more.