Critical Librarianship Vol: 41

Samantha Schmehl Hines
Peninsula College Library, USA

David Ketchum
University of Oregon, USA

Product Details
17 Aug 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
176 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Librarianship has always had links with critical theory. As a public service, libraries cannot be separated from the society they exist in, and investigating the aspects of the culture they exist in is an important responsibility for all library and information professionals. In this exciting exploration of critical librarianship, expert authors from different walks of life investigate a variety of areas of librarianship in regards to critical theory. With chapters on feminist theory, sustainability and social justice, inclusivity, autism, and new motherhood, among others, this volume of Advances in Librarianship focuses on some of the most relevant issues of the 21st Century. With rigorous scholarship and diverse voices, Critical Librarianship is an unmissable volume of current research for all library and information professionals and researchers.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Critical Librarianship; David H. Ketchum
Chapter 2. Theoretical and Practical Implications of Power Dynamics in Academic Libraries; Lilian Ingutia Oyieke
Chapter 3. Widening Participation Praxis and Library Leadership; Andrew Preater
Chapter 4. Feminists at Work: Organizational Leadership in Academic Libraries; Freeda Brook and Martinique Hallerduff
Chapter 5. From Street-Level Bureaucracy to Sustainable Communities: Librarianship for Social Justice in Times of Limited Resources; Yolanda Patrice Jones
Chapter 6. Looking Beyond Libraries for Inclusive Recruitment and Retention Practices: Four Successful Approaches; Jade Alburo, Agnes K. Bradshaw, Laura Lillard, Ariana E. Santiago, Bonnie Smith, and Jennifer Vinopal
Chapter 7. Countering Conformity: Embracing the “Other” and Supporting Employees with High-Functioning Autism in Canadian Academic Libraries; Lori Giles-Smith and Emma Popowich
Chapter 8. Going Back to Work: How Supervisors Can Support New Mothers as They Transition Back to the Library; Emily A. B. Swanson
Chapter 9. Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence, and the Skills Organizations Need Now; John A. Lehner
Samantha Schmehl Hines got her MS in Library Science from University of Illinois in 2003 and has worked in a variety of libraries in higher education institutions across the US. She is currently the Associate Dean of Instructional Resources for Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA. A prolific scholar and frequent conference presenter on issues of library instruction, copyright and publishing, and management, Samantha is also a PhD candidate in Ethical and Creative Leadership at Union Institute and University. 

David Ketchum (he/him) is the Head of Access Services at the University of Oregon Libraries. David earned his BA in Liberal Studies from the University of Montana where he focused on intersections of Buddhism and psychology, and his MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi. David has twenty years of experience in academic libraries, and his professional interests include public services, collection development, and library management. 

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