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“Standing up and Sitting in: Libraries and Social Change.”- K. McCook to speak at Anthropology and Sociology Section (ACRL).

Standing up and Sitting in: Libraries and Social Change

Sunday, June 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Washington Conference Center, Room 151B
Sponsored by the Anthropology and Sociology Section (ACRL)

Libraries have long promoted social causes and supported social movements, like the fight for civil rights and the women’s movement. And librarians are working to both preserve this grassroots history and to educate their communities about today’s social issues. For this program, activists, historians, librarians and other creative thinkers will discuss their research and involvement in promoting civic engagement and human rights, inviting conversation about how librarians can become engaged in social movements.

Kathleen de la Peña McCook, Distinguished University Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida;
Cheryl Knott Malone, Associate Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona;
John Feffer, Writing Fellow, Provisions Library;
Moderator, Annie C. Paprocki, Anthropology and Sociology Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bibliography. pdf flyer is here.

And breakfast will be provided!

Hope to see you there,
Rebecca Blakeley
Member, ANSS 2010 Conference Program Planning Committee

Rebecca M. Blakeley, M.L.I.S.
Government Documents Department Head
Frazar Memorial Library, McNeese State University
Box 91445 Lake Charles, LA 70609
Work (337) 475-5740 / Cell (337) 244-1198
reblakeley@mcneese.edu / reblakeley@gmail.com

A democratic society depends on an informed
and educated citizenry. ~ Thomas Jefferson

…the librarian of the future must be a
revolutionary…If Librarians are not
revolutionaries they have little future.
~ Peter Murray Rust


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