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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"

Friday, October 14, 2005

Why?

Does anyone else feel like McCook assumes the reader is on board with the community building thing without making much of an argument for it? She spends most of her time explaining how libraries can build community and very little time explaining why we should build community at all.

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