Thursday, May 15, 2014

Librarianship and Human Rights

"Librarians, both individually and collectively, have a long history of engagement with human rights issues as they pertain to libraries and the communities they serve: against censorship and discrimination; and in support of the rights of immigrants, cultural minorities, poor people, the homeless and unemployed, people with disabilities, children and young adults, the LGBT community, older adults, those who are illiterate, and the imprisoned. Librarians also protect human rights by developing diverse collections, programs and services; promoting literacy; and preserving cultural and historical records."

Wikipedia article on "Librarianship and Human Rights in the United States."

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