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Lund critical library studies – a new research group

Rivano Eckerdal, Johanna LU ; Olsson Dahlquist, Lisa LU and Engström, Lisa LU (2020) iConference 2020
Abstract
We argue that there is a need for a more elaborate and sophisticated discussion of if, and then how, the public library fulfils its social role to con- tribute to democracy. Therefore, we have formed the Lund Critical Library Studies group with a shared interest of contributing to a more nuanced and rich discussion about public libraries. This allows us to engage in discussions on how the library can be a space where diverse people come together and debate dissimilar views on shared matters. We advocate the public library not by indis- criminately embracing it, but by critically examining how it is performed and discussing alternatives. In this paper, we will indicate some pathways that we previously have followed and also point out future... (More)
We argue that there is a need for a more elaborate and sophisticated discussion of if, and then how, the public library fulfils its social role to con- tribute to democracy. Therefore, we have formed the Lund Critical Library Studies group with a shared interest of contributing to a more nuanced and rich discussion about public libraries. This allows us to engage in discussions on how the library can be a space where diverse people come together and debate dissimilar views on shared matters. We advocate the public library not by indis- criminately embracing it, but by critically examining how it is performed and discussing alternatives. In this paper, we will indicate some pathways that we previously have followed and also point out future directions that we want to pursue. (Less)
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IDEALS. Illinois Digital Environment for Access to lear Ning and Scholarship : iConference 2020 Proceedings - iConference 2020 Proceedings
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iSchools
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iConference 2020
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Borås, Sweden
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2020-03-23 - 2020-03-26
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English
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  abstract     = {We argue that there is a need for a more elaborate and sophisticated discussion of if, and then how, the public library fulfils its social role to con- tribute to democracy. Therefore, we have formed the Lund Critical Library Studies group with a shared interest of contributing to a more nuanced and rich discussion about public libraries. This allows us to engage in discussions on how the library can be a space where diverse people come together and debate dissimilar views on shared matters. We advocate the public library not by indis- criminately embracing it, but by critically examining how it is performed and discussing alternatives. In this paper, we will indicate some pathways that we previously have followed and also point out future directions that we want to pursue.},
  author       = {Rivano Eckerdal, Johanna and Olsson Dahlquist, Lisa and Engström, Lisa},
  booktitle    = {IDEALS. Illinois Digital Environment for Access to lear Ning and Scholarship : iConference 2020 Proceedings},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  publisher    = {iSchools},
  title        = {Lund critical library studies – a new research group},
  url          = {http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106559},
  year         = {2020},
}