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"
In the section on diversity, McCook talks about poverty saying that the poorest people in this country are making below $13,000/yr. Has anyone read American Libraries this month? Granted the survey adjusts for cost of living while McCook doesn't but New York Public Library pays it's entering librarians the equivelant of $12,833/yr. I'm not sure that librarians are themselves always outside of the realm of poverty.