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Transformative Library and Information Work

Profiles in Social Justice

  • 1st Edition - March 13, 2020
  • Authors: Stephen Bales, Tina Budzise-Weaver
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 1 0 3 0 1 1 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 1 0 3 0 1 2 - 7

Intended to be an accessible guide to transformational information work, the book collects approximately thirty brief case studies of information related organizations,… Read more

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Intended to be an accessible guide to transformational information work, the book collects approximately thirty brief case studies of information related organizations, initiatives, and/or projects that focus on social justice related activities. Each case is a short narrative account of its particular subject’s history, objectives, accomplishments, and challenges faced. It also describes the material realities involved in the subjects’ day-to-day operation. Furthermore, cases include pertinent excerpts from interviews conducted with individuals directly involved with the information organization and will conclude with three-to-five bulleted takeaway points for information workers to consider when developing their own praxis