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Developing community-led public libraries : evidence from the UK and Canada

Author: John Pateman; Ken Williment
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate Publishing Limited ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate Publishing Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using theoretical approaches to working with socially excluded community members, with a direct application of those approaches in Canadian public libraries, the authors offer a ... case for adopting the community-led approach in libraries worldwide. The book showcases good practice and outlines the challenges to community development work. With public libraries facing budget cuts, [it] offers an alternative way  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Pateman; Ken Williment
ISBN: 9781409442066 1409442063
OCLC Number: 809562486
Description: x, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Consultation --
Needs assessment and research --
Library image and identity --
Outreach, community development and partnerships --
Information and communication technologies and social exclusion --
Materials provision --
Staffing, recruitment, training and education --
Mainstreaming and resourcing for social exclusion --
Standards and monitoring of services --
The community-led library service : a blue print for change --
A road map towards the community led library service.
Responsibility: John Pateman, Thunder Bay Public Library, Canada, Ken Williment, Halifax Public Libraries, Canada.

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This important book examines the potential for a new community led service model in public libraries. Using theoretical approaches to working with socially excluded community members, with a direct  Read more...

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'Now, more than ever, public libraries must remain relevant and responsive to the ever-changing needs of our communities. Using the community-led approaches explained in this book, libraries can Read more...

 
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