Standing up and Sitting in: Libraries and Social Change

January 6, 2010

The 2010 ANSS program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. is entitled “Standing up and Sitting in: Libraries and Social Change”. It will take place on Sunday, June 27 from 8 am till 11 am in the Washington Conference Center, Room 151B. Breakfast will be served.

Libraries have long promoted social causes and supported social movements, like the fight for civil rights and the women’s movement.  And librarians are working to both preserve this grassroots history and to educate their communities about today’s social issues. For this program, activists, historians, librarians and other creative thinkers will discuss their research and involvement in promoting civic engagement and human rights, inviting conversation about how librarians can become engaged in social movements.

This program is cosponsored by GODORT, GLBTRT, and LHRT.

Speakers include Cheryl Knott Malone, John Feffer, and Kathleen de la Pena McCook. Please view the program brochure for more information.

Here is a bibliography of the speaker’s publications and resources on libraries and social change, as well as a list of subject headings on the program’s theme.


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