Lund critical library studies – a new research group

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Abstract

We argue that there is a need for a more elaborate and sophisticated discussion of if, and then how, the public library fulfils its social role to con- tribute to democracy. Therefore, we have formed the Lund Critical Library Studies group with a shared interest of contributing to a more nuanced and rich discussion about public libraries. This allows us to engage in discussions on how the library can be a space where diverse people come together and debate dissimilar views on shared matters. We advocate the public library not by indis- criminately embracing it, but by critically examining how it is performed and discussing alternatives. In this paper, we will indicate some pathways that we previously have followed and also point out future directions that we want to pursue.

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  • Information Studies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDEALS. Illinois Digital Environment for Access to lear Ning and Scholarship
Subtitle of host publicationiConference 2020 Proceedings
Place of PublicationIllinois
PublisheriSchools
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 18
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventiConference 2020: Sustainable digital communities - Borås, Sweden
Duration: 2020 Mar 232020 Mar 26
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ConferenceiConference 2020
CountrySweden
CityBorås
Period2020/03/232020/03/26
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