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"
One of the first things I do when I read an historical perspective such as Harris, is I try to put myself in the context of those such as Everett and Ticknor. When looking back I have a tendency to be over sympathetic to the events and overall context of the times. However, in the present and dealing with events of the day . . .I am just the opposite. I recieved my BA in History and have spent a great deal of time trying to resolve this in my own mind.