Developing Community-led Public Libraries

Developing Community-led Public Libraries

Evidence From the UK and Canada

Book - 2013
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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 application of those approaches in Canadian public libraries, the authors offer a powerful and persuasive 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, this book offers an alternative way forward based on a community led approach to developing needs based library services. This book makes a unique contribution to public library thinking and policy, synthesising the outcomes of research and best practice at the cutting edge of library service delivery, and will be essential reading for all those researching and working in the public library sector.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, [2013]
ISBN: 9781409442066
1409442063
Branch Call Number: 021.2 PAT NVD
Characteristics: x, 243 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Williment, Ken

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charles_carroll
Feb 02, 2015

The answer to budget cuts in libraries is not to become popular but to increase quality. By adopting a commitment to qualities of the sort that cannot easily be measured--developing broad and deep collections in all areas of human knowledge--the library can stand as a bulwark against mass stupidity.

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