Critical systems librarianship

Barron, Simon ORCID: 0000-0002-2437-589X and Preater, Andrew J. ORCID: 0000-0002-1067-1102 (2018) Critical systems librarianship. In: The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship. Library Juice Press, Sacramento, CA, pp. 87-113. ISBN 9781634000307

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In this chapter we perform a meta-analysis and synthesize existing critical library and information studies work into a cohesive approach to critical systems librarianship, informed by diverse perspectives and ethical lenses. We seek to enable and facilitate a critically-informed, reflective, and reflexive approach to systems work with specific focus on how information technologies are applied in library work. Critical systems librarianship centrally involves critical reflection which allows systems workers to question the underlying values, assumptions, and power relations ingrained in their daily practices and the institutions within which they work: this is essential to both theoretical questioning and developing strategies to contest power imbalances.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Library and information sciences
Depositing User: Andrew Preater
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2018 09:42
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 12:46


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