The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

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  • Author : Joshua Hammer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 278 pages
  • ISBN : 1476777403
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 181 reviews
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 24 July 2019
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This book explores some of the challenges that libraries and librarians face due to diversity and inclusion issues among library staff, as well as the patrons that they serve. Its goal is to increase awareness of and sensitivity to the social, cultural, and educational needs of everyone involved.

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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release : 20 July 2021
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  • Publisher : Wits University Press
  • Release : 15 May 2020
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In this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from the Global South demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of imaginings of democracy and often centers on the ideal of the public sphere. But this imagined foundation of how we live collectively appears to have suffered a dramatic collapse across the world, with many democracies apparently unable to solve problems through talk –

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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 04 July 2017
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 08 May 2017
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  • Release : 16 November 2017
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 01 November 2017
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 20 February 2018
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  • Release : 25 September 2017
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 30 November 2020
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 08 August 2016
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