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AbstractThe publication of Libraries and Democracy came during a precipitous time in our nation’s democracy. This article revisits its findings and asks how this relationship was understood then and what we should reconsider in these turbulent times. The challenge is to create a defining narrative to reassess the relationship between libraries and democracy in the twenty-first century. As civic institutions, libraries evolve in concert with the nation’s democratic theories and practices. They re...
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AbstractDigital technology plays an important role in women’s everyday lives. Various factors determine adoption, use, and enjoyment of digital technology by women. Our 2016 Library Quarterly article introduced a qualitative look at women’s adoption and use of digital technologies. The current article is a continuation of the previous study, wherein we interview women in Chile and Australia to examine factors of women’s acceptance of digital technologies for everyday life use identified with the...
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AbstractThe period covered by the publication of Library Quarterly (LQ) has been one characterized by the arc of three defining contexts. First, libraries have been inextricably tied to educational institutions in the modern era. Second, libraries developed within democratic societies and took on aspects of the public sphere (as did classrooms), even while public spheres were being transformed in the macro sense. Third, these two contextual conditions predominated for half of our period but led ...
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AbstractLibrarianship has a propensity to sanitize its history. As evidence for this statement, this article uses the Library Bill of Rights that the American Library Association adopted in 1939 and the School Library Bill of Rights that the American Association of School Librarians adopted in 1955 as lenses through which to view the profession’s response to selected events in American library history since 1939. By such means, the article attempts to show that librarianship has manifested a con...
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#1Paul T. JaegerH-Index: 40
#2Ursula GorhamH-Index: 8
Last. Karen KettnichH-Index: 1
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AbstractThe virtuous circle model of library and information science (LIS) education, in which increased elements of diversity and inclusion in LIS education would lead to increased elements of diversity and inclusion in the LIS profession, provides a useful foundation for ongoing actions. This article builds on that model to show examples of inclusion fostered by LIS professionals themselves. By revisiting the history of the American Library Association (ALA), the five ethnic caucuses of ALA, a...
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