Standing Up and Sitting In: Libraries and Social Change Bibliography

2010 ANSS Program Bibliography

“Standing up and Sitting in: Libraries and Social Change”

ANSS Program Subject Headings Compiled by the ANSS Subject & Bibliographic Access Committee

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Cheryl Knott Malone, Associate Professor School of Information Resources & Library Science, University of Arizona,

Selected Publications:

“Books for Black Children: Public Library Collections in Louisville and Nashville, 1915-1925.” Library Quarterly 70.2 (2000): 179-200.

(with Carole L. Palmer). “Elaborate Isolation: Metastructures of Knowledge about Women.” The Information Society 17 (2001): 179-94.

“Unannounced and Unexpected: The Desegregation of Houston Public Library.” Library Trends 55.3 (2007): 665-74.

John Feffer, International Issues Research Fellow at Provisions Library, Washington DC ( and Editor of Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies,

Selected Publications:

(ed.) Living in Hope: People Challenging Globalization. London: Zed Books, 2002.

(ed.) Power Trip: U.S. Unilateralism and Global Strategy After September 11. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Shock Waves: Eastern Europe After the Revolutions. Brooklyn, NY: South End Press, 1992.

Kathleen de la Pena McCook, Distinguished University Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida,

Selected Publications:

(with Katharine J. Phenix). “Human Rights, Democracy, and Librarians.” The Portable MLIS: Insights from the Experts. Ed. Ken Haycock and Brooke Sheldon. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

(with Katharine J. Phenix). “A Commitment to Human Rights: Let’s Honor Qualities Required of a Librarian Dedicated to Human Rights.” Information for Social Change 25 (2007): Available online.

“Librarians as Advocates for the Human Rights of Immigrants.” Progressive Librarian 29 (2007): 51-4.

(with A. Dawson). “Libraries Rebuilding Community in Louisiana after the Hurricanes of 2005.” Reference and User Services Quarterly 45.4 (2006).

A Place at the Table: Participating in Community Building. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2000.


Information for Social Change Journal. Supporting progressive librarians since 1998.

Provisions Library.

Progressive Librarians Guild.

Radical Reference: Answers for those who question authority.

Libraries, Archives, & Collections

Books & Book Chapters:

Alizar, Tomas V. Role of Museums and Libraries in Strengthening Communities. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2009.

Augst, Thomas and Kenneth Carpenter, eds. Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.

Cuban, Sondra. Serving New Immigrant Communities in the Library. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Durrani, Shiraz. Information and Liberation: Writings on the Politics of Information and Librarianship. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press, 2008.

Feinberg, Renee. The Changing Culture of Libraries: How We Know Ourselves Through Our Libraries. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.

Freeman, Robert S. and David M. Hovde, eds. Libraries to the People: Histories of Outreach. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.

Hersberger, Julia A., Lou Sua, and Adam L. Murray. “The Fruit and Root of the Community: The Greensboro Carnegie Negro Library, 1904-1964.” The Library as Place: History, Community, and Culture. Ed. John Buschman and Gloria J. Leckie. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Kranich, Nancy, ed. Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstornes of Liberty. Chicago: ALA, 2001.

LaRue, James. The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Lewis, Alison, ed. Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press, 2008.

Rothbauer, Paulette. “Locating the Library as Place among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Patrons.” The Library as Place: History, Community, and Culture. Ed. John Buschman and Gloria J. Leckie. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Samek, Toni. Librarianship and Human Rights: A Twenty-First Century Guide. Oxford: Chandos, 2007.

Journal Articles:

Britz, Johannes J. “Making the Global Information Society Good: A Social Justice Perspective  on the Ethical Dimensions of the Global Information Society.” Journal of the American  Society for Information Science and Technology. 59.7 (2008): 1171-83.

Carmichael, James V., Jr. “‘They Sure Got to Prove It on Me’: Millenial Thoughts on Gay Archives, Gay Biography, and Gay Library History.” Libraries & Culture: A Journal of Library History. 35.1 (2000): 88-102.

Chaparro-Univazo, Sergio. “Where Social Justice Meets Librarianship: Truth Commissions as Information Spaces for Work and Activism in International Librarianship.” Information  for Social Change. 25 (2007): Available online.

Fultz, Michael. “Black Public Libraries in the South in the Era of De Jure Segregation.” Libraries & the Cultural Record. 41.3 (2006): 337-59.

Hildenbrand, Suzanne. “Library Feminism and Library Women’s History: Activism and Scholarship, Equity and Culture.” Libraries & Culture: A Journal of Library History.  35.1 (2000): 51-65.

Jimerson, Randall C. “Archives for All: Professional Responsibility and Social Justice.” The American Archivist. 70.2 (2007): 252-81. The Society of American Archivists.

“Libraries in Times of Utopian Thoughts and Social Protests—The Libraries of the Late 1960s and Early 1970s. Proceedings of the Conference, University College of Borås, 27-29 May  2002.” Journal of Swedish Library Research. 14.3 (2002).

Mehra, Bharat and Donna Braquet. “Library and Information Science Professionals as Community Action Researchers in an Academic Setting: Top Ten Directions to Further Institutional Change for People of Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities.”  Library Trends. 56.2 (2007): 542-65.

Mehra, Bharat and Ramesh Srinivasan. “The Library-Community Convergence Framework for  Community Action: Libraries as Catalyst of Social Change.” Libri. 57.3 (2007): 123-39.  eScholarship. University of California. Available online.

Ritzo, Christopher, Chaebong Nam, and Bertram Bruce. “Building a Strong Web: Connecting Information Spaces in Schools and Communities.” Library Trends. 58.1 (2009): 82-94.

“Special Issue: Alternative Print Culture: Social History and Libraries.” Library Trends. 56.3  (2008).

“Special Issue: Libraries in Times of War, Revolution, and Social Change.” Library Trends. 55.3  (2007).