Saturday, February 21, 2015
- See more at: http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2015/02/20/4035909-giving-voice-in-ballina-library/#sthash.7HTczGMl.dpuf
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The *Progressive Librarian* editors’ cooperative is planning an issue to
commemorate the Freedom Libraries of Freedom Summer 1964 which is being
done in conjunction with reprinting Miriam Braverman’s 50 year old *SLJ*
work “Mississippi Summer” November 1965 *School Library Journal*, pages 31
In a message from one of the editors, (Elaine Harger ) “Progressive
Librarian has an annual LIS student essay contest named in honor of Miriam
Braverman, and so the editors have been thinking that we'd like the next
issue to have articles reflecting on the civil right movement and where
librarianship stands today in relation to the history and present of the
We'd [*Progressive *Librarian] be happy to have essays, poems, reflection
pieces, academic articles, letters from elders to the next generation of
librarians, images, drawings, graphics, bibliographies, book reviews.
We haven't yet set a deadline, but it would likely be July/August.”
eharger at drizzle dot com
Here are links to PLG's website with information about Miriam Braverman
and the essay contest named in her honor
For more on Freedom Summer see: http://crdl.usg.edu/
and Freedom Libraries: http://littleknownb
lacklibrarianfacts.blogspot. com/2011/07/freedom-libraries. html
Friday, January 9, 2015
Curation in translation: promoting global citizenship through literature. School Libraries Worldwide.n Volume 20, Number 1, January 2014
by Kasey L. Garrison, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Danielle E. Forest & Sue C. Kimmel, Old Dominion University, USA
As curators of the school library collection, librarians ensure the resources they select are of high quality and that they meet students' social needs, including diverse perspectives representative of our world and supportive of global citizenship skills and dispositions. The Mildred L. Batchelder Award given to English translations published in the United States is an option for librarians seeking such cultural diversity for their collections. Using the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959), this research identifies the strong potential these titles hold for engaging youth and promoting global citizenship.
Universal healthcare is often presented as an idealistic goal that remains out of reach for all but the richest nations. That’s not the case, writes Amartya Sen at The Guardian, Look at what has been achieved in Rwanda, Thailand and Bangladesh
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Radical Reference: Socially Responsible Librarianship Collaborating With Community
Morrone, Melissa and Friedman, Lia Radical Reference: Socially Responsible Librarianship Collaborating With Community. The Reference Librarian, 2009, vol. 50, n. 4, pp. 371-396.
To date, the written record of socially responsible librarianship chiefly concerns outreach to previously-disregarded constituencies and the relationship between library collections and the alternative press. Although librarians and activists have long shared a history, descriptions of their collaborations are scarce, and there is little to no documentation of the provision of reference and information literacy services in the context of socially responsible library work. In this article, we discuss the history of Radical Reference (RR), a collective of progressive library workers and students. We consider RR’s evolution from a “street” and online reference collective to one that provides a variety of socially conscious information services. We also explore examples of RR members' forming extra-institutional bonds with activists and independent journalists.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
--writes Jane Henderson, book editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.