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Libraries & democracy : the cornerstones of liberty

Author: Nancy C Kranich
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2001.
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"From Librarian of Congress, James Billington, to founding director of the Center for the Book. John Cole, the leading-edge information specialists of the day come together to discuss the role that libraries play in advancing democracy in the twenty-first century. As issues such as filtering and copyright protection take center stage in libraries everywhere, librarians, advocates, and policymakers alike can find  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy C Kranich
ISBN: 083890808X 9780838908082
OCLC Number: 46473866
Description: viii, 223 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Historic and theoretical overview of the role of libraries and democracy: Reconsidering Arsenals of a democratic culture; Balancing symbol and practice / Frederick Stielow --
Imagining fairness; Equality and equity of access in search of democracy / Jorge Reina Schement --
Poverty, democracy, and public libraries / Kathleen de la Pena McCook --
Libraries and civil society: Libraries and civil society / Joan C. Durrance, Karen Pettigrew, Michael Jourdan, Karen Scheuerer --
Civic librarianship / Ronald B. McCabe --
Information literacy for the twenty-first-century citizen / Elizabeth L. (Betty) Marcoux --
Libraries, technology, and democracy: Libraries, the Internet, and democracy / Nancy C. Kranich --
Library Internet access controversy and democracy / Susan B. Kretchmer --
Libraries, the new media, and the political process / Nancy C. Kranich --
Sex, democracy, and videotape / Randy Pitman --
Libraries supporting democratic information policy: In support of democracy; The library role in public access to government information / Anne Heanue --
Information ethics and government power; from the White House e-mail to the Stasi files / Thomas S. Blanton --
Libraries; where the first amendment lives / Paul K. McMasters --
First amendment, libraries, and democracy / Susan B. Kretchmer --
Copyright and democracy; its implications for the public's right to know / Siva Vaidhyananthan --
Library of Congress and democracy: Library of Congress and the democratic spirit / John Y. Cole --
Library of Congress and the widening horizons of democracy building / James H. Billington --
Library advocacy for democracy: Advocating for America's right to know / Patricia Glass Schuman --
Advocacy for democracy I; the role of the American Library Association / William R. Gordon --
Advocacy for democracy II; the role of the Swedish Library Association / Joneta Belfrage.
Other Titles: Libraries and democracy
Responsibility: Nancy Kranich, editor.

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