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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

The poverty issue

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.

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