Librarians and Human Rights- A Seminar


The “Courses” page of Kathleen de la Peña McCook’s website includes a list of human rights organizations, primary sources for human rights issues, professional organizations committed to diversity and outreach, and readings and resources including:

Kirkpatrick, A. (2007). Truth and Youth: the First Victims of War – Military Mis-information and the Responsibility of Libraries. Information for Social Change v. 25, Summer.

Lewis, A. (2008). Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian. Duluth: Library Juice Press.

McCook, K.,

(2007). ” Librarians as Advocates for the Human Rights of
Immigrants. Progressive Librarian v. 29, Summer:
p. 51-4.

(2004). “Public Libraries and People in Jail.” Reference and
User Services Quarterly
v. 43: p. 26-30.

(Wikipedia says) Kathleen de la Peña McCook is Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida, active in the Tampa Bay area, having participated in the Community Action Board of Hillsborough County, and in an Asset Mapping for Youth Development community initiative. McCook is a community activist, a senator for the United Faculty of Florida Union, and a past member of the Coordinating Committee of the Progressive Librarians Guild. She now serves on the editorial board of the journal, Progressive Librarian.

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