Critical Theory for Library and Information Science

Exploring the Social from Across the Disciplines

Author: Gloria J. Leckie,Lisa M. Given,John Buschman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159158938X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research and scholarship. * A basic bibliography of the theorist's work follows each topic presentation; some chapters also include works of critical commentary on the theorist's writings * Indexes of key terms and concepts are provided throughout the chapters

Libraries, Literatures, and Archives

Author: Sas Mays

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135013853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 6734


Not only does the library have a long and complex history and politics, but it has an ambivalent presence in Western culture – both a site of positive knowledge and a site of error, confusion, and loss. Nevertheless, in literary studies and in the humanities, including book history, the figure of the library remains in many senses under-researched. This collection brings together established and up-and-coming researchers from a number of practices – literary and cultural studies, gender studies, book history, philosophy, visual culture, and contemporary art –with an effective historical sweep ranging from the time of Sumer to the present day. In the context of the rise of archive studies, this book attends specifically and meta-critically to the figure of the library as a particular archival form, considering the traits that constitute (or fail to constitute) the library as institution or idea, and questions its relations to other accumulative modes, such as the archive in its traditional sense, the museum, or the filmic or digital archive. Across their diversity, and in addition to their international standard of research and writing, each chapter is unified by commitment to analyzing the complex cultural politics of the library form.

Libraries, Classrooms, and the Interests of Democracy

Marking the Limits of Neoliberalism

Author: John Buschman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081088528X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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In Libraries, Classrooms, and the Interests of Democracy, Dr. Buschman details the connections between our educative institutions and democracy, and the resources within democratic theory reflecting on the tensions between marketing, advertising, consumption, and democracy.

Spanning the Theory-practice Divide in Library and Information Science

Author: William A. Crowley

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810851658

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 7406


Reveals how practitioners, consultants, and faculty can derive theories from actual experience and use such theories in solving real world problems. Bill Crowley explores why theory, in particular theory developed by university and college faculty, is too little used in the off-campus world. The volume examines the importance of solving the theory irrelevance problem, and drawing on a broad spectrum of research and theoretical insights, it provides suggestions for overcoming the not-so-hidden secret of the academic world - why theory with little or no perceived relevance to off-campus environments can be absolutely essential to advancing faculty careers. It also addresses the implications for theory development of fundamental aspects of the American culture and economy, including: the American ambivalence towards intellectuals, the rise in the "theory-unfriendly" environments of for-profit educational institutions, and public demands for enhanced accountability.

The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

Author: Karen P. Nicholson,Maura Seale

Publisher: Library Juice Press

ISBN: 9781634000307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 9729


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.

Progressive Community Action

Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science

Author: Bharat Mehra,Kevin Rioux

Publisher: Library Juice Press

ISBN: 9781936117659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

View: 3106


Social justice in library and information science (LIS) seeks to achieve action-oriented, socially relevant impacts through information work. This edited volume includes papers that explore intersections between critical theory and social justice in LIS while focusing on social relevance and community involvement to promote progressive community-wide changes. Contributors include LIS researchers, practitioners, educators, social justice advocates, and community leaders who identify theories, methods, approaches, strategies, and case studies that apply these intersections in mobilizing community action to deliver tangible community building and development outcomes. The frame of study is inclusive of (though not limited to) academic, public, school, and special libraries, museums, archives, and other information-related settings. An international context of analysis is included along with a focus on social impact and community involvement in LIS practice and research, education, policy development, service design, and program implementation.

Quantitative Methods for Library and Information Science

Author: Inna Kedage Ravichandra Rao

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780852267493

Category: Bibliometrics

Page: 271

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Genesis. Bibliometric distributions. Characteristics of bibliometric distributions. Other bibliometric studies. Other quantitative methods. Curriculum. Conclusion. Bibliographical references.

Marcuse's Challenge to Education

Author: Douglas Kellner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742564657

Category: Education

Page: 257

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Marcuse’s Challenge to Education, a collection of unpublished lecture notes by the thinker himself as well as essays by scholars who have explicated his theories, examines Herbert Marcuse’s ground-breaking critique of education as well as his own pedagogical alternatives. Edited by Douglas Kellner, this compilation provides an overview of the various themes of Marcuse’s challenges to traditional education and connections with ideas of other radical thinkers ranging from Bloch and Freire to Freud andLacan.

Der Eckenknick

oder Wie die Bibliotheken sich an den Büchern versündigen

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644019517

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

View: 5576


Es begann damit, dass Nicholson Baker, erfolgreicher Autor von Romanen wie «Vox» und «Die Fermate», in der Zeitschrift «The New Yorker» einen Artikel darüber veröffentlichte, dass die Computerisierung der Kataloge einem Bibliotheksbesuch viel von seinem Charme und seiner Effizienz genommen habe. Dann erfuhr er, dass der Neubau der San Francisco Public Library zu klein geraten war für den vorhandenen Bestand und dass die Verwaltung daraufhin ein paar hunderttausend Bände auf eine Müllkippe bringen ließ – das Raumproblem war gelöst. Schließlich entdeckte er, dass die großen renommierten amerikanischen und englischen Bibliotheken ihre wertvollen Sammlungen von Tageszeitungen nach der Mikroverfilmung auflösen. Da fing er an, ernsthaft zu recherchieren. Und fand heraus, dass es eine Lobby vom Fortschrittswahn irregeleiteter und von Raumnot bedrängter Bibliothekare gibt, - die in die Welt gesetzt hat, auf säurehaltigem Papier Gedrucktes werde «zu Staub verfallen», - die Mikroverfilmungen herstellt, die fehlerhaft, benutzerunfreundlich und hässlich sind, - die nun als «scan gang» Bücher digitalisiert, obwohl weder Hardware noch Programme eine problemlose Archivierung zulassen, - die alle Warnungen der auf Bewahrung des Vorhandenen bedachten Kollegen in den Wind schlägt ... «‹Der Eckenknick› informiert, argumentiert und verliert dabei nie die Kraft eines ironischen Manifests, das in Amerika zu erregten Diskussionen Anlass gegeben hat ... Es liest sich wie ein gut recherchierter Krimi und ein brillanter Essay zugleich ... Bibliothekare sind auch als Mörder leise. Um festzustellen, ob gestorben werden muss, genügt es ihnen oft, eine Ecke einer Buch- oder Zeitungsseite einmal vorn, einmal zurück zu falten. Wenn die Seite bricht, dann ist die Zeitung, das Buch in Lebensgefahr.» Süddeutsche Zeitung

Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions

Theory and Practice

Author: Mark Winston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135024014

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 7378


Safely guide your library into the new millennium! Like so much else in the information professions, leadership styles are being forced to change to meet the demands of technological innovation. Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is among the first books to focus on this increasingly important job qualification. It offers practical advice for developing strong, flexible, and creative leadership skills in yourself and your staff. This fascinating volume stresses the leadership needed to manage change. The essential skills taught here will help you update library services at a reasonable pace while preserving valuable low-tech alternatives. As one chapter recommends, “Every librarian at every level should have ready an answer-multiple answers-to the ubiquitous questions: Why do we still need libraries when everything is on the Web? How can you justify an expanding budget in the Internet Age?” Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions offers fresh ideas for developing and using leadership skills, including: recruiting tips for identifying potential leaders staff training and development restructuring the organization to encourage full staff participation budget strategies for successful leaders issues of gender and ethnic diversity evaluating and assessing leadership Leadership in the Library and Information Science Professions is an essential resource for library administrators and staff. By developing your leadership skills and those of your staff, you can confidently face the hectic pace of change in the information sciences.

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

Author: Du, Jia Tina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466651598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

Author: Sarah McNicol

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783300825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 5297


This edited collection explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries. Critical literacy asks fundamental questions about our understanding of knowledge. Unlike more conventional approaches to literacy and resource evaluation, with critical literacy there is no single ‘correct’ way to read and respond to a text or resource. A commitment to equity and social justice sets critical literacy apart from many other types of literacy and links it to wider societal debates, such as internationalization, community cohesion and responses to disability. The book provides a foundation of critical literacy theory, as applied to libraries; combines theory and practice to explore critical literacy in relation to different user groups, and offers practical ways to introduce critical literacy approaches in libraries. Contributed to by international experts from across library sectors, the book covers topics including: radical information literacy as an approach to critical literacy education critical literacy and mature students physical and digital disability access in libraries teaching critical literacy skills in a multicultural, multilingual school community teaching media literacy developing critical literacy skills in an online environment new media and critical literacy. Critical Literacy for Information Professionals also contains a series of practically-focussed case studies that describe tools or approaches that librarians have used to engage users in critical literacy. Drawing on examples from across library sectors including schools, public libraries, universities, workplaces and healthcare, these illustrate how critical literacy can be applied across a variety of library settings, including online and new media environments. Accessible to those with little knowledge of critical literacy, while also introducing debates and ideas to those with more experience of the field, this book will be essential reading for librarians, information professionals and managers in all sectors, students of library and information science, school and higher education teachers and researchers.

Contemporary Human Behavior Theory, A Critical Perspective for Social Work

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467204099

Category: Education

Page: 59

View: 8484


Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Human Behavior Theory, A Critical Perspective for Social Work. In this book, you will learn topics such as Conflict Theories, Theories of Empowerment, Feminist Theory, and Theories of Assimilation, Acculturation, Bicultural Socialization plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Kritik, Norm und Utopie

Die normativen Grundlagen der Krititschen Theorie

Author: Seyla Benhabib

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105615970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

View: 9000


Seyla Benhabib liefert eine sorgfältige Darstellung der philosophischen Fundamente der Kritischen Theorie – eine intensive Befragung ihrer Ideenquellen bei Kant und Hegel und ihrer Entwicklungsgeschichte bis zu Jürgen Habermas. Verglichen mit anderen Werken zu diesem Thema ist die Arbeit der amerikanischen Philosophin sowohl systematischer komponiert als auch in ihren philosophiehistorischen Differenzierungen von erstaunlicher Schlüssigkeit und Präzision. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Demise of the Library School

Personal Reflections on Professional Education in the Modern Corporate University

Author: Richard J. Cox

Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC

ISBN: 1936117452

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 7520


In The Demise of the Library School, Richard J. Cox places the present and future of professional education for librarianship in the debate on the modern corporate university. The book is a series of meditations on critical themes relating to the education of librarians, archivists, and other information professionals, playing off of other commentators analyzing the nature of higher education and its problems and promises.

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 9769


Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

Social Justice and Library Work

A Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Stephen Bales

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081017588

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2657


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