ERIC Number: ED125551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Political Science of Information. Pratt Portfolio No. 2.
Breivik, Patricia Senn, Ed.
This collection of essays focuses on group social and political action as it relates to libraries and their environments. The introduction discusses the group-concept approach to studying library and information science. The essays are case studies of interest group politics, including: (1) the imprisonment of a librarian who refused to give testimony in a political trial; (2) a Greenwich Village mobilization to prevent the razing of an historic building to erect a new branch library; (3) disputes which disrupted the Farmingdale, New York Public Library during the 1960's; and (4) an attempt by a New York school board to ban a controversial book. The appendix includes a syllabus on libraries and social process. (EMH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Censorship, Community Influence, Community Organizations, Group Dynamics, Groups, Libraries, Library Administration, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Social Action, Social Influences
Pratt Institute Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Brooklyn, New York 11205 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pratt Inst., Brooklyn, NY. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.