The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship: Challenges and realities Kerry Smith

ISBN: 9781843343448

Published: January 1st 2009

Hardcover

220 pages


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The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship: Challenges and realities  by  Kerry Smith

The Politics of Libraries and Librarianship: Challenges and realities by Kerry Smith
January 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 220 pages | ISBN: 9781843343448 | 9.52 Mb

Written by some of the world’s leading authorities, this book covers aspects of the political environment in which libraries and librarians engage and includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations.MoreWritten by some of the world’s leading authorities, this book covers aspects of the political environment in which libraries and librarians engage and includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations.

Chapters provide recent stories and real examples of the various political contexts under which libraries operate, emphasize the importance of political awareness, explain the relationship between political climates and library decision-making, cover the librarian’s influence on the organizational politics of their library environment, and discuss the reasons for and effects of becoming politically aware.



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