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Public libraries and social justice [electronic resource] / John Pateman, John Vincent.

By: Pateman, John, 1956-.
Contributor(s): Vincent, John, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010Description: 1 online resource (199 p.).ISBN: 9780754694328; 0754694321.Subject(s): Libraries and society -- Great Britain | Libraries and people with social disabilities -- Great Britain | Libraries and the poor -- Great Britain | Public libraries -- Aims and objectives -- Great Britain | Marginality, Social -- Great Britain | Library Science | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Archives & Special LibrariesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Public libraries and social justice.DDC classification: 027.60941 | 027.4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- An historical overview -- What is social exclusion? -- Strategic context -- Tackling social exclusion -- Developing a needs-based library service -- Where next?
Summary: This book examines the historical background to social exclusion and the strategic context in terms of government and professional policy. The authors propose a compelling manifesto for change, and outline practical ways in which public libraries can be transformed into needs-based services.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-196) and index.

Introduction -- An historical overview -- What is social exclusion? -- Strategic context -- Tackling social exclusion -- Developing a needs-based library service -- Where next?

This book examines the historical background to social exclusion and the strategic context in terms of government and professional policy. The authors propose a compelling manifesto for change, and outline practical ways in which public libraries can be transformed into needs-based services.

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