Libraries Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Paul T. Jaeger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442250526
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Libraries Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: Paul T. Jaeger. Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy, emphasizing the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society. It is the first large-scale consideration of digital literacy and digital inclusion as policy problems and provides policy recommendations to promote digital literacy and digital inclusion. This book is intended to help librarians better understand and articulate their roles in promoting human rights and social justice, as well as to educate policymakers, government officials, professionals in other fields, and researchers in other disciplines about the contributions of libraries to human rights and social justice. It explores the intersections of information, human rights, and social justice from a range of perspectives and addresses the differing roles of library institutions (public, school, academic, and special libraries), library professionals, professional organizations, governments, and library patrons. Discussion focuses on the practical side of human rights and avoids most of the philosophical discussions of the term. Similarly, this book emphasizes the practical nature of social justice and the social and societal structures that foster equality. Related issues of digital literacy and digital inclusion are considered as essential to providing information in human rights and social justice contexts. Digital literacy, the ability to use the Internet to meet information, combines with access to the Internet in order to successfully apply the skills of digital literacy is discussed under the topic of digital inclusion. These topics are discussed through legal, policy, social, cultural, and economic lenses. Issues are examined both in terms of efforts to support equity in communities as a whole and the efforts intended to promote equity in specific disadvantaged or marginalized populations, such as the homeless, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. Many examples of the issues discussed are drawn from the original research that the authors have conducted. The ideas and suggestions in this book should help members of the library community understand where their roles related to human rights and social justice originate, how they fit within the broader policy context, how to improve their related services and practices, and how to advocate for better support of these roles. The authors of this book have been involved in this research for many years and this breadth allows the book to offer comprehensive policy recommendations, solutions, and best practices for an area that is currently extremely fragmented. The writing is at a level to make it useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and policy makers.

Perspectives On Libraries As Institutions Of Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Ursula Gorham
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786350572
Size: 51.30 MB
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Perspectives On Libraries As Institutions Of Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: Ursula Gorham. Edited by Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, and Paul T. Jaeger, Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice is an edited volume from the Advances in Librarianship book series devoted to the ideals, activities, and programs in libraries that protect human rights and promote social justice.

Social Justice And Library Work

Author: Stephen Bales
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081017588
Size: 40.56 MB
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Social Justice And Library Work from the Author: Stephen Bales. Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library’s traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis. Justifies the use of a variety of theoretical and practical resources for effecting positive change Explores the role of the librarian as change agents

The Portable Mlis Insights From The Experts 2nd Edition

Author: Ken Haycock
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440852049
Size: 44.39 MB
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The Portable Mlis Insights From The Experts 2nd Edition from the Author: Ken Haycock. In this update of the ideal introduction to the library profession, the core competencies of professional librarians are presented in 14 essays supplemented with foundational principles and context. • Updates a core textbook and introduction to the profession that will be useful for almost all LIS programs and new librarians • Brings together the work of authors who are experts in various core areas • Provides content based on an analysis of emerging trends and issues • Includes key resources for further reading

Human Rights

Author: Koen Feyter
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842774878
Size: 20.58 MB
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Human Rights from the Author: Koen Feyter. This volume examines how globalisation has harmed human rights.

Social Work Social Justice Human Rights

Author: Colleen Lundy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144260039X
Size: 30.52 MB
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Social Work Social Justice Human Rights from the Author: Colleen Lundy. The second edition of this popular social work practice text more fully addresses the connection between social justice and human rights.

Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities And The Inclusive Future Of Libraries

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1785606522
Size: 47.36 MB
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Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities And The Inclusive Future Of Libraries from the Author: . With contributions from researchers, educators, and practitioners from across a range of fields, this volume will be an important resource for library professionals in all types of libraries as well as a reference for researchers and educators about the efforts, challenges and opportunities related to the inclusive future of libraries.

Health Equity Social Justice And Human Rights

Author: Ann R. Taket
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415613744
Size: 79.60 MB
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Health Equity Social Justice And Human Rights from the Author: Ann R. Taket. "Important links between health and human rights are increasingly being recognised and human rights can be viewed as one of the social determinants of health. Furthermore, a human rights framework provides an excellent foundation for advocacy on health inequalities, a value-based alternative to views of health as a commodity, and the opportunity to move away from public health action being based on charity. This text aims to demystify the complexity of systems for the protection and promotion of human rights globally, regionally and nationally. It explores the use and usefulness of rights-based approaches as an important part of the tool-box available to health and welfare professionals and community members working in a variety of settings to improve health and reduce health inequities. Global in its scope, Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights presents examples from all regions of the world to illustrate the successful use of human rights approaches in fields such as HIV/AIDS, improving accessibility to essential drugs, reproductive health, women's health, and improving the health of marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Understanding human rights and their interrelationships with health and health equity is essential for public health and health promotion practitioners, as well as being important for a wide range of other health and social welfare professionals. This text is valuable reading for students, practitioners and researchers concerned with combating health inequalities and promoting social justice"--Provided by publisher.

Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Joseph Wronka
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483387194
Size: 69.31 MB
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Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: Joseph Wronka. Offering a unique perspective that views human rights as the foundation of social justice, Joseph Wronka’s groundbreaking Human Rights and Social Justice outlines human rights and social justice concerns as a powerful conceptual framework for policy and practice interventions for the helping and health professions. This highly accessible, interdisciplinary text urges the creation of a human rights culture as a “lived awareness” of human rights principles, including human dignity, nondiscrimination, civil and political rights, economic, social, and cultural rights, and solidarity rights. The Second Edition includes numerous social action activities and questions for discussion to help scholars, activists, and practitioners promote a human rights culture and the overall well-being of populations across the globe.