Library Trends 64 (2) Fall 2015: Social Justice in Library and Information Science and Services


Library Trends 64 (2) Fall 2015: Social Justice in Library and Information Science and Services. Edited by Bharat Mehra.

The articles included in this issue of Library Trends recognize the organic relationship between social justice and library and information science (LIS)—here discussed as both a subject and a field of practice—and the varied services associated with it. The concerns and views expressed by the authors exemplify the work-in-progress that has arisen in different library and information contexts in order to achieve action-oriented, socially relevant outcomes. Such work includes the conceptualization and implementation of services that encourage community-wide changes via partnering with and providing programs for people on society’s margins. The essays in this issue address theories, methods, strategies, and case analysis in social justice research, teaching, and service design with a focus on social impact and community involvement in LIS. The topics presented here cover social justice activities in academic libraries, public libraries, school libraries, special libraries, and other information-related settings found in countries throughout the world.

Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at], or visit

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