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Hope and a Future: Perspectives on the Impact that Librarians and Libraries Have on our World Vol: 48

Renee F. Hill
University of Maryland, USA


Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781838676421
Published:
20 Apr 2021
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
180 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Advances in Librarianship
In a world that often questions the value of libraries and librarianship, this collection of reflective essays and future-focused research emphasizes the ways in which being an information professional continues to be a rewarding and vital profession. 

Including sixteen chapters written by library practitioners, researchers, and educators, this book covers topics, among others, such as the impact of K-12 school librarians on media literacy, the community power of public libraries, the transformative power of community-focused library collaborations, and strategies for implementing effective outreach for underserved populations. It is by sharing their thoughtful, vibrant, and at times painfully honest perspectives on the varied and essential roles that librarians and libraries play in our world that the authors display their passion for librarianship and demonstrate why continued support for libraries is essential.
Introduction: There is Hope for Our Future! 
HOPE IS PART OF THE PLAN 
Chapter 1. The Thing with Feathers: Small Moments, Hope, and Purpose in a Career in Libraries; Vikki Terrile
Chapter 2. Check Your Bias at the School Library Door: The Power of The School Librarian in an Evolving Information Landscape; Donna Mignardi and Jennifer Sturge 
Chapter 3. The Path to the Ivy League Leads Straight Through the Public Library; Aryssa Damron 
DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE 
Chapter 4. Moving Beyond Buzzwords: Belonging in Library Collections; Paolo Gujilde 
Chapter 5. Be Our Guest; Sophia Sotilleo 
Chapter 6. Diversity and Inclusion: Better Serving International Students at Academic Libraries; Jia He 
Chapter 7. Library Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities; Kayla Kuni 
Chapter 8. From Cultural Traditions to Diverse Superheroes: Strategies for Building Inclusive Youth Collections; Jewel Davis 
CREATING COMMUNITY 
Chapter 9. Libraries and the Creation of Information Access Deserts; Conrad Pegues 
Chapter 10. The Visual and Performing Arts in Libraries; Caley Cannon 
Chapter 11. Autism and Libraries: Building Communities and Changing Lives; Adriana White 
THE FUTURE IS WAITING 
Chapter 12. Synergistic Collaboration in Public Libraries: Building Bridges in the Asian American Community to Celebrate APIA Heritage Month; Jerry Dear 
Chapter 13. A Voice of Hope: Serving through Digitization and Initiative; Jaime Valenzuela 
Chapter 14. Librarians and Libraries as Twenty-first Century Transformers; Angiah Davis 
Chapter 15. Public Librarians and Community Engagement: The Way Forward; Meghan Moran
Renee F. Hill is Principal Lecturer and Director of the School Library specialization at University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. Renee is passionate about designing innovative curriculum and has been awarded teaching excellence awards at the institutional and international levels.

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