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The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship
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Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN 10 : 1780631391
Pages : 220 pages
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This book covers aspects of the political environment which surrounds and engages libraries and their librarians. It includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations. Provides recent stories and real examples of: The various political contexts under which libraries operate Why it is important to be politically aware How political climates influence decision making for libraries

The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship

This book covers aspects of the political environment which surrounds and engages libraries and their librarians. It includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations. Provides recent stories and real examples of: The various political contexts under which libraries operate Why it is

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The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

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The Politics of Professionalism

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The Machiavellian Librarian

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The Politics of Public Librarianship

Public librarians do not usually see themselves as politicians. However, as decision-makers in an institutional setting, affected by a variety of pressures and conflicting interests, they are involved in politics in both the broad and narrow sense. Moreover, recent developments in the public library system have brought the librarian directly

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The Digital Humanities

The digital humanities in academic institutions, and libraries in particular, have exploded in recent years. Librarians are constantly developing their management and technological skills and increasing their knowledge base. As they continue to embed themselves in the scholarly conversations on campus, the challenges facing subject/liaison librarians, technical service librarians,

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Future Libraries

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand

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Political Science  Routledge Library Editions  Political Science Volume 14

This book, originally published in 1959, makes explicit the social principles which underlie the procedures and political practice of the modern democratic state. The authors take the view that in the modern welfare state there are problems connected with the nature of law, with concepts like rights, justice, equality, property, punishment,

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The Reference Librarian and Implications of Mediation

This informative volume is filled with valuable insights on the reference librarian's role as a connecting link between information seekers and the resources that provide answers to their questions. The Reference Librarian and Implications of Mediation helps librarians become successful mediators by teaching them the best approaches to providing resolutions

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The Political Sciences Routledge Library Editions  Political Science vol 46

Social science is a social activity as well as a method of discovery. The researchers’ values and politics colour their work and so do their choices of scientific method. This book is about both – the technical effects of values and the political effects of technique. The author reports what social

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Hoover

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Politics and the American Public Library

Examines the ways in which library administrators can use the political process to achieve their goals and objectives without compromising the deeply held ethical principles of librarianship. This text addresses questions of institutional identity; the political posture of public libraries; the development of strategic and tactical plans; the relationship between

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When American Methodist preachers first arrived to Upper Canada they brought more than a contagious religious faith. They also brought saddlebags stuffed with books published by the New York Methodist Book Concern – North America’s first denominational publisher – to sell along their preaching circuits. Pulpit, Press, and Politics traces the

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