The purpose of this seminar is to explore an important topic in library and information studies in depth — in all its intertwined historical, cultural, philosophical, and political aspects — through a graduate reading/discussion seminar. The topic varies each time the course is taught; this time around, we will focus on "libraries and community"
I love the section in Woodford's article about Ford's Motor Company. This is how I see the public library -- you want to know about something, you go to the library and get information on it. It's so straightforward and I feel like librarians want to make the library more than that -- a community center for example. Which is fine, but I like seeing an example of the library used in its most rudimentary way too.