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Libraries and Human Rights—Working Together to Reach Our Full Potential

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice

ISBN: 978-1-78635-058-9, eISBN: 978-1-78635-057-2

ISSN: 0065-2830

Publication date: 26 February 2015

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This chapter provides a current snapshot of how school and public libraries are collaborating together and with various organizations in Winnipeg, Canada, to promote and ensure human rights for children and adults. Libraries are consciously blending the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Conventions on the Rights of the Child along with national and international library policy documents to ensure effective access to quality education and information rights for everyone. Dynamic and evolving libraries are also supporting human rights by incorporating innovative concepts, programs and resources such as Universal Design for Learning, Learning Commons, Makerspaces and prison libraries.

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Fogarty, V. (2015), "Libraries and Human Rights—Working Together to Reach Our Full Potential", Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 41), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 71-90. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-283020160000041004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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