The social impact of public libraries

Emir Jose Suaiden (Emir Jose Suaiden is a Professor in the Department of Information Science and Documentation, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. (Translated by Elizabeth Scott*, MIL, Associate SfEP, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.))

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 November 2003

Abstract

This paper analyses the divide between the information professional and the community. It focuses on topics such as social exclusion and the bibliographical explosion; information and knowledge production; the social impact of public libraries; the role of the information specialist in a developing society; reading habits; critical reading education; and the role of public libraries in an information society.

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Jose Suaiden, E. (2003), "The social impact of public libraries", Library Review, Vol. 52 No. 8, pp. 379-387. https://doi.org/10.1108/00242530310698520

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