• Critical Library Management: Administrating for Equity

    Author(s):
    Candise Branum (see profile) , Turner Masland
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Library & Information Science
    Subject(s):
    Academic libraries--Administration, Academic librarians, Library science, Information science
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Academic librarianship, Library and information science
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6DV9W
    Abstract:
    Social justice and critical theory frameworks have been utilized to discuss library pedagogy and cataloging, but librarians have been slow in applying critical theory to how we actually manage libraries and lead staff. Management is not glamorous; rather, many still hold the traditional view of management as upholding hierarchical values. At its core, both libraries and management are about people, and library managers and administrators have the power to formulate and uphold the library’s values. Libraries do not exist in a vacuum; we work to empower the communities we work with, and social justice issues directly impact our patrons. In this article, we discuss the importance of integrating critical theory into library management, providing specific examples of how library managers can work towards creating and sustaining organizational systems that promote social justice and equity, regardless of the size of our departments or institutions.
    Notes:
    Article is available online at: https://doi.org/10.7710/1093-7374.1898
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 years ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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