Shana Higgins and Lua Gregory
Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis extends the discussion of information literacy and its social justice aspects begun by James Elmborg, Heidi L.M. Jacobs, Cushla Kapitzke, Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier, and Maura Seale. Chapters address the democratizing values implicit in librarianship’s professional ethics, such as intellectual freedom, social responsibility, and democracy, in relation to the sociopolitical context of information literacy. Contributors, ranging from practicing librarians to scholars of related disciplines, demonstrate how they construct intentional connections between theoretical perspectives and professional advocacy to curriculum and pedagogy. The book contributes to professional discourse on libraries in their social context, through a re-activation of the library neutrality debate, as well as through an investigation of what it means for a global citizen to be information literate in late capitalism.
La Expedición Británica de 1806-7 al Rio de la Plata, Según el Diario del Tte. John Bent/The 1806-7 British Expedition to the Rio de La Plata According to the Diary of Lt. John Bent
Gabriela Sonntag and Jorge H. Fernández Rivas
A transcription and translation of the original diary by Lt. John Bent, a soldier in the 1806-7 British expedition to the Rio de la Plata. The text is enhanced by both the original illustrations made by Bent in his diary and the illustrations of military uniforms of the times by Capt. Jorge H. Fernandez-Rivas in 1987.