Wake Up the Nation: Public Libraries, Policy Making, and Political Discourse

@article{Jaeger2013WakeUT,
  title={Wake Up the Nation: Public Libraries, Policy Making, and Political Discourse},
  author={Paul T. Jaeger and John Carlo Bertot and Ursula Gorham},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={83},
  pages={61 - 72}
}
Public libraries are heavily affected by political and policy-making processes that shape the funding, activities, and roles of libraries in society, with the explosion of information policy decisions in the past two decades significantly increasing the responsibilities of libraries while also increasing limitations on their activities. Research in library and information science, however, has paid scant attention to these issues over time. If libraries are to be able to effectively advocate… 
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