• This is Why We CAN Have Nice Things: The Radical Promise of Libraries

    Author(s):
    Barbara Fister (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Library & Information Science
    Subject(s):
    Libraries, Library history, Culture and capitalism, Technology
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Libraries in the Context of Capitalism
    Conf. Org.:
    Metro (Metropolitan New York Library Council)
    Conf. Loc.:
    New York, NY
    Conf. Date:
    February 1-2, 2018
    Tag(s):
    library values
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62P0N
    Abstract:
    Libraries are always entangled in their cultures, and that means American libraries have always interacted with, adopted, and at the same time resisted capitalist assumptions about human behavior. We will explore that fraught relationship by looking at the past, and in particular looking at moments when some of the core values we so often fail to live up to were first formulated. What was going on during that moment that encouraged libraries to resist and take the high ground? What would it look like if these values were used as a template and scaled up to create a more sustainable and just information environment?
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