Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Human Rights and Librarianship.

Human Rights and Librarianship.



Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the Most Universal Document in the World
• The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been awarded the Guinness World Record for having collected, translated and disseminated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into more than 300 languages and dialects: from Abkhaz to Zulu. The Universal Declaration is thus the document most translated - indeed, the most "universal" - in the world.

• “Human Rights as a Framework for Reflection in Service Learning:: ‘Para que Otro Mundo es possible.’ In The Service Connection (American Library Association, 2009).

• “Human Rights, Democracy and Librarians “ [with Katharine J. Phenix] in "THE PORTABLE MLIS: Insights from the Experts" ed. By Ken Haycock and Brooke Sheldon. (Libraries Unlimited, 2008).

A Commitment to Human Rights - Let’s Honor the Qualities Required of a Librarian Dedicated to Human Rights (Katharine J. Phenix and Kathleen de la Peña McCook)-
• No. 25, Summer 2007 (Special Issue on 'Libraries and Information Workers in Conflict Situations’).

Librarians and Human Rights: A Seminar


Librarians for Human Rights [blog]
• Established in 2005 to recognize the work librarians do to sustain, support and defend Human Rights. "Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world"...Universal Declaration of Human Rights--December 10, 1948.

HRLibs • Human Rights and Librarians [discussion list].
• Librarians committed to the promotion of human rights through libraries and library services.





Kathleen de la Peña McCook

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