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Wednesday, January 28 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 3.1 C Juried Papers - Social Justice and Public Libraries: “Turning Outward”: Culturing Community Inquiry in Public Library Practice

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This paper attempts to address key questions in a preliminary workplace study of a small (52,000) urban public library embracing ALA's "Libraries Transforming Communities" initiative with The Harwood Institute. Themes of equity and diversity are critiqued. 

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Karen Miller

Doctoral Candidate, University of South Carolina

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Sharon L. Comstock

Manager of Library Assessment, PI Hacking Hemingway, Oak Park Public Library
I am curious by nature. I find compelling: iterative community informatics, digital literacies and secondary divides, youth/YA information behaviors (ELIS), informal-to-formal information cultures (LEGO, citizen-STEM); community digital history/archives; situated evaluation; and all the afore-mentioned as they relate to inquiry and John Dewey's Pragmatism.

Cynthia Landrum

Simmons College

Wednesday January 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Toledo, Floor 5

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