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LIS 950: Libraries and community

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"

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Audience

KT brought up a good point about A Place at the Table: to a current library student, this isn't new information. This makes me wonder if library studies has changed to include community in the past six years and if so if McCook's influence had anything to do with it. But I don't think that library students are necessarily the audience, I think that it's established librarians who might not have been discussing community while they were in library school. What I find even more interesting is that she seems to be writing this for Others, those people who are leaving librarians out and not giving them a place at the table -- that's whose attention she really wants to get and she's trying to get it by going through librarians whose actions she hopes to change with this book. That's what I got out of it anyway.

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