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Journal Cover Journal of Radical Librarianship
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   ISSN (Online) 2399-956X
   Published by Journal of Radical Librarianship Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Review of “The Librarian Stereotype; Deconstructing Perceptions &
           Presentations of Information Work”

    • Authors: Jess Haigh
      Pages: 1 - 3
      Abstract: Book review of the Pagowsky and Rigby, (2014), The Librarian Stereotype. 
      PubDate: 2017-01-01
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2017)
  • Radical Librarians Collective Gathering 2016, Brighton

    • Authors: Simon Barron, Ian Clark, SarahLouise McDonald, Rebecca Jones, Lauren Smith
      Pages: 4 - 13
      Abstract: This paper reports on some of the sessions held at the Radical Librarians Collective Gathering on 9th July 2016 in Brighton, UK.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2017)
  • Little Free Libraries®

    • Authors: Jane Schmidt, Jordan Hale
      Pages: 14 - 41
      Abstract: In this article, we critique the phenomenon of Little Free Libraries® (LFL®), the non-profit organization dedicated to sharing books with one’s neighbours. Through our engagement with the discourses, narratives and geographies of the LFL® movement, we argue that the organization represents the corporatization of literary philanthropy, and is an active participant in the civic crowdfunding activities of the non-profit industrial complex. The visible positioning of these book exchanges, particularly on private property in gentrified urban landscapes, offers a materialization of these neoliberal politics at street level. Drawing primarily upon one of the author’s experiences as an LFL® steward, as well as critical discourse and GIS analysis, we offer constructive critiques of the organization and their mission, and suggest that the principles of community-led library practice can be more effectively employed to harness the enthusiasm of these self-described “literacy warriors.”
      PubDate: 2017-04-19
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2017)
  • Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Libraries

    • Authors: Michelle Gohr
      Pages: 42 - 58
      Abstract: Despite the claim to neutrality, a woeful lack of diversity has had, and continues to have, latent consequences within librarianship and the services we provide. Historically, libraries as a product of white (heterosexual, capitalist, middle-class) librarianship have unwittingly upheld dominant oppressive cultural values by adhering to the tenet of neutrality. Instead, librarians must radically begin supporting our communities by pushing for the removal of institutionalized barriers to entering the information science profession, and divorce ourselves from the notion of neutrality by supporting social justice and civil rights issues. Using discursive analysis as a way to highlight the major scholarly arguments regarding the state of diversity in LIS, I will highlight the ways in which white librarians can better cement ourselves as allies while remaining cognizant of our position as colonizers.
      PubDate: 2017-08-02
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2017)
  • Little Free Libraries: A View from the Back Road

    • Authors: Heather K. Olson Beal, Lauren Burrow
      Pages: 59 - 64
      Abstract: Commentary piece in response to Schmidt, H. and Hale, J. (2017). Little Free Libraries®: Interrogating the impact of the branded book exchange. Journal of Radical Librarianship, 3, 14–41.
      PubDate: 2017-10-20
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2017)
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