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Social Responsibility and the Role of the Public Library :  Role, Social Responsibility and Future Challenges - Wendy Evans

Social Responsibility and the Role of the Public Library

Role, Social Responsibility and Future Challenges

By: Wendy Evans (Editor), David Baker (Editor)

Paperback Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9781843341314
Number Of Pages: 472

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This book rekindles a debate that is anchored in the past as it charges into the future. Three decades have passed since the last Golden Age of Libraries - a time when the social and political unrest of a post baby-boomer generation forced libraries to reconsider their social responsibilities. The problems of today are providing a similar catalyst. Faced with a growing divide between rich and poor, a crumbling environment and frightening public health concerns, society is increasingly looking for solutions that make good, ethical sense

It is a must read for thinking librarians, library scholars and policy makers., The Library Herald

9/11 changed everything - or did it? Public library as social space; The poor will always be with us - will they be found in public libraries? Is the digital divide a terminal disease? Access and the public library: who are the lepers? Why should public libraries be concerned about social responsibility? Public library as social space; Politics and the public library; Image? Librarians just need a really good TV show; Censorship and libraries; Freedom of information issues; The new Free to Be You, You and Me: advocating for young people; Public libraries and public health; Social responsibility v economic rationalism; Is the digital divide a terminal disease? Censorship and the Bill of Rights; Who are the new information leaders?

ISBN: 9781843341314
ISBN-10: 184334131X
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.66