Library Research and What Libraries Actually Do Now: Education, Inclusion, Social Services, Public Spaces, Digital Literacy, Social Justice, Human Rights, and Other Community Needs

Source: Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, Karen Kettnich, Lindsay C. Sarin, and Kaitlin J. Peterson, The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, Vol. 84, No. 4, Special Issue in Honor of John Carlo Bertot, October 2014
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The authors, the incoming editorial team of “Library Quarterly,” discuss the history and future of the publication. They note that not long after its founding in 1931, the publication began to address the social and community roles of the library in addition to more narrow library-science topics. They compare the challenges facing U.S. libraries during the recent Great Recession with those of the 1930s Great Depression.