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The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship
Author : Karen P. Nicholson,Maura Seale
Publisher : Library Juice Press
Release Date : 2018
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :276
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This book features original research, reflective essays and conversations, and dialogues that consider the relationships between theory, practice, and critical librarianship through the lenses of the histories of librarianship, intellectual and activist communities, professional practices, and underexplored epistemologies and ways of knowing.

The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship

The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship
Author : Kerry Smith
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2008-09-30
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :220
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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

Politics and the American Public Library

Politics and the American Public Library
Author : Edwin Beckerman
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1996
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :169
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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 the internal power struggle of the library and its external political activity; library involvement in local politics; the use of public pressure to encourage public library support and the possibility of creating special library districts to alter the political environment for public libraries.

The Politics of Professionalism

The Politics of Professionalism
Author : Juris Dilevko
Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
Release Date : 2010-02
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :243
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"An alternative proposal for the education of librarians, emphasizing general knowledge and intellectual rigor and discouraging careerism"--Provided by publisher.

The Machiavellian Librarian

The Machiavellian Librarian
Author : Melissa K. Aho,Erika Bennett
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release Date : 2013-10-24
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :340
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Do librarians ‘rock the boat’? Do they challenge those around them to win influence and advantage? Why is it that librarians are little found on the ‘influence’ grid of personality assessment tests? The Machiavellian Librarian offers real life examples of librarians who use their knowledge and skill to project influence, and turn the tide in their, and their library’s, favor. Authors offer first hand and clear examples to help librarians learn to use their influence effectively, for the betterment of their library and their career. Opening chapters cover visualizing data, as well as networking and strategic alignment. Following chapters discuss influence without authority-making fierce allies, communicating results in accessible language and user-centered planning. Closing chapters address using accreditation and regulation reporting to better position the library, as well as political positioning and outcome assessment. Throws the spotlight on librarian’s professional and personality traits, many of which are deleterious to the long-term viability of library funding Shows how best to boost the value proposition of libraries, through enhanced influence Includes how-to chapters on influencing others in the organization

Before the Ballot

Before the Ballot
Author : John Chrastka,Patrick “PC” Sweeney
Publisher : American Library Association
Release Date : 2019-07-03
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :272
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Let’s be blunt: library funding is political. And the struggle to secure funding is ongoing; the work that librarians need to do to influence local politics doesn’t just pop up in the few months before Election Day. It should span the years before or between elections. The authors’ previous book Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding targeted library ballot committees and advocacy organizations. But their new book speaks directly to librarians, library staff, and boards. It is designed to help library leaders understand and navigate the political nature of their work in the years leading up to a ballot measure or political initiative. Sharing the tools and tactics developed by their organization EveryLibrary, the nation’s first and only Political Action Committee for Libraries, in this book they discuss how the day-to-day work of librarians, their communications with the public, and their roles and responsibilities in the community can help increase the willingness of public and local elected officials to support funding libraries through taxes; guide readers through the practical side of running a public-facing Informational Communications Campaign for their library before Election Day; explain the concept of surfacing, the important groundwork of occupying a strong and positive space in the community during the years before and between ballot measures; demonstrate why surfacing is one of the most crucial steps a library can take to build and maintain support; share the most recent data insights into voter attitudes about libraries and librarians; show how libraries can coordinate internally to build new external partners; offer advice on finding, activating, and holding onto supporters; and discuss the path to the ballot with practical insights about how to get onto the ballot. This essential resource is filled with concrete steps that librarians, library staff, and boards can take to ensure that political support is there when they need it the most.

Introduction to Public Librarianship

Introduction to Public Librarianship
Author : Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Publisher : New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers
Release Date : 2004
Category : Education
Total pages :406
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Practitioners and students will find much of value in this essential source for learning about the successful management and functioning of public libraries today.

Libraries and Democracy

Libraries and Democracy
Author : Nancy Kranich
Publisher : American Library Association
Release Date : 2001
Category : Education
Total pages :223
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From Librarian of Congress, James Billington, to founding director of the Center for the Book, John Cole, the leading-edge information specialists of the day share their insights on the role libraries play in advancing democracy.

Commander in Cheat

Commander in Cheat
Author : Rick Reilly
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release Date : 2019-04-02
Category : Sports & Recreation
Total pages :256
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming." -- The New Yorker "Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." -- Chicago Sun-Times "Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." -- The Ringer An outrageous indictment of Donald Trump's appalling behavior when it comes to golf -- on and off the green -- and what it reveals about his character. Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims he's a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships. How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf. Based on Reilly's own experiences with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander in Cheat is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. You'll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and Secret Service agents), lies about his scores (the "Trump Bump"), tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesn't help). Trump doesn't brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones. For Trump, it's always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As Reilly writes, "Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man." Commander in Cheat "paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater" (Esquire), revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding.

Public Library Politics

Public Library Politics
Author : Bob Usherwood
Publisher : Library Assn Pub Limited
Release Date : 1993
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :259
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It is now generally recognized that public sector managers need to be politically sensitive and to have an understanding of the world of politics and politicians. This title presents the views of elected members responsible for public library services and reflects their opinions on the mission, management and organization of public libraries while examining the factors that influence their attitudes and behaviour.

Defending Professionalism

Defending Professionalism
Author : Bill Crowley
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2012
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :235
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This book provides overdue guidance for demonstrating and preserving library, information, knowledge, and archival professionalism in American, British, and Canadian communities and organizations.

The Freedom to Read

The Freedom to Read
Author : American Library Association
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1953
Category : Libraries
Total pages :6
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A Librarian's Musings

A Librarian's Musings
Author : Muḥammad Ismāʻīl G̲h̲āzī
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1963
Category : Developing countries
Total pages :60
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A Guide to Countries of the World

A Guide to Countries of the World
Author : Peter Stalker
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2010-06-10
Category : Political Science
Total pages :421
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An up-to-date handbook providing an overview of every country in the world. Maps and geographical details are given along with the historical and contemporary social, economic, religious and political issues that shape each country. Also provides economic and social indicators, such as GDP and life expectancy, and hundreds of useful web links.

Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship

Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship
Author : Sam Popowich
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2019
Category : Libraries
Total pages :334
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Taking a broadly Marxist approach, Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship traces the connections between library history and the larger history of capitalist development.