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A place at the table : participating in community building

Author: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2000.
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While libraries deliver a vital public service within diverse communities, they are often invisible in the community development process initiated by civic planners, activists, and local government officials. Award-winning librarian, educator, author, and activist, Kathleen de la Pena McCook challenges librarians everywhere to get involved early by demanding a place at the community planning and development table.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
ISBN: 0838907881 9780838907887
OCLC Number: 43884461
Description: xi, 118 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Sense of community --
Many dimensions of community --
Diverse communities: Challenge to community building --
Visions of community: Toward comprehensiveness and a library presence --
Factors for successful community building: How the work of librarians fits --
Librarians who build community: Voices from the front lines --
Cybercommunity building and librarians --
Closing the circle: Connecting the public library transformation process to community building --
New models of work: Librarian at every table --
Power dies the moment action ceases --
Index.
Responsibility: Kathleen de la Peña McCook ; with foreword by Sarah Ann Long.

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This volume challenges librarians to demand a place at the community planning and development table. Describing the experiences and insights of librarians who have blazed trails of community  Read more...

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"For those libraries wishing to heighten their profile in the community and desirous of making a meaningful contribution to community building, this title is a most useful starting point."

 
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