Digital Archiving Resources

Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion

Title

Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion

Subject

Collective memory

Description

The authors of this book argue that libraries are institutions of human rights and social justice and should fully embrace this role. They outline ways in which preservation institutions can integrate social justice and human rights in their practice and policies. Jaeger et al. start out by introducing the notions of social justice and human rights, and historically trace how the two concepts intersect with information and literacy. Then, they examine how policies and regulations for library and preservation institutions implement human rights today. Examples of current practices illustrate what that entails. The authors also address reasons why libraries have struggled with incorporating social justice in some ways, and finally propose ways in which such obstacles can be overcome.

Creator

Jaeger, Paul T., Natalie Greene Taylor, and Ursula Gorham

Date

2015

Contributor

Moeller, Laura

Type

Book

Identifier

ISBN 10-1442250518

Bibliographic Citation

7. Jaeger, Paul T., Natalie Greene Taylor, and Ursula Gorham. Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion. Lanham, MD: Rowanman & Littlefield, 2015

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Citation

Jaeger, Paul T., Natalie Greene Taylor, and Ursula Gorham, “Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/296.