Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstone of Liberty

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September 2000



From Librarian of Congress, James Billington, to founding director of the Center for the Book, John Cole, the leading-edge information specialists of the day share their insights on the role libraries play in advancing democracy. As issues such as filtering and copyright protection take center stage in libraries everywhere, librarians, advocates, and policymakers alike can find answers to tough questions in this thorough examination of a complex and critical subject.


A tireless advocate for individual nights to information and 2000-2001 President of the American Library Association, Nancy Kranich has spearheaded ALA's freedom of information initiatives, launched the Association's first advocacy training program, and established the James Madison Awards honoring champions of the Public's Right to Know. Currently on leave from her position as Associate Dean of Libraries at New York University, she has worked closely with Congressional and Executive officials on information policy issues and has testified at Congressional hearings. A widely published author, Kranich serves as an Advisory Board member and Treasurer for the National Security Archive in Washington and on the Advisory Board for the Annenberg Public Policy Center Project on Children and the Media. Kranich earned a master's degree in Public Administration from New York University's Wagner School of Public Service, and a master's degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin.
EAN: 9780838908082
ISBN: 083890808X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Seitenanzahl: 223 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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