Waking Up to Advocacy in a New Political Reality for Libraries

  title={Waking Up to Advocacy in a New Political Reality for Libraries},
  author={Paul T. Jaeger and Erin K. Zerhusen and Ursula Gorham and Renee F. Hill and Natalie Greene Taylor},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={350 - 368}
The engagement of the US federal government with libraries has been disjointed. Financial support for libraries has been controversial and inconsistent, and many policy decisions have directly affected library operations and activities, particularly those of public libraries. Libraries’ experiences with the federal government offer many lessons about the broad ideological attitude toward—and constraints on—library support before the 2016 election. These lessons have import for all public-sphere… 

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