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This highly acclaimed biennial ("the best of alternative library journalism"-Library Journal) provides a reminder of the roots of librarianship and a prod to a profession that has sometimes forgotten those principles. People/Work, Women, Censorship/Human Rights/Peace, Kids, Alternatives, Service/Advocacy/Empowerment, Multiculturalism/Third World, and Cyberspace/Virtual Libraries are the topics covered, with writings from Earl Lee, Simone Murray, Scott Walter, Pat Mora and others.
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Famed Minnesota cataloger Sanford Berman is also the author of Prejudices and Antipathies (1993, $24.95, "Berman's observations...resonate, stimulate"-Library Journal). James P. Danky is a periodicals librarian at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.From Library Journal:
This biennial volume is back with more provocative and unorthodox takes on the library profession, including Heike Seidel's "The 'Invisibles': Lesbian Women as Library Users," Rory Litwin's "Issues of Inside Censorship and the ALA," Berman's "Jackdaws Strut in Peacock's Feathers: The Sham of 'Standard' Cataloging," and Frank Prahl's "Getting Better Access to Freethought Literature: Is the Library of Congress Censoring Our Libraries?" One quibble: most of the articles focus on topics with a leftist or politically correct perspective. Where are the essays that address the question of how (or if) libraries should handle "alternative" materials at the opposite end of the political spectrum: KKK newspapers, Nazi memorabilia, Christian fundamentalist brochures, etc. Should libraries "filter" not only pornographic web sites but also homepages that offer an extremist point of view repugnant to most people? Still, this anthology tickles the brain cells and offers a refreshing change from the boring, mindnumbing, mainstream library literature. For all professional reading collections. Wilda Williams, "Library Journal"
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Book Description McFarland Publishing, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786409177