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Resilience (Library Futures Series, Book 2)
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1634-6
 
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $24.99
 
 
 
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64 pages
5" x 7"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 9780838916346
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, C, I

This title will be available Spring 2018. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.


Series Editor: Miguel A. Figueroa, Director, Center for the Future of Libraries

Resilience is the second volume in a new series from ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries which focuses on emerging trends in the profession, provoking discussion on how to shape the future by sharing ideas and exploring joint solutions to the challenges facing libraries and society. Resilience (or resiliency) incorporates preparations for and rapid recovery from physical, social, and economic disruptions, including environmental disasters, terrorist attacks, or economic collapse. As city, state, and the federal governments adopt resiliency as a strategy for addressing potential disasters, libraries may need to align their facilities, services, and programs to demonstrate a resilient strategy. Additionally, libraries may find themselves competing for funding with other programs or initiatives, especially in an increasingly limited pool of government spending. A founding member of ALA’s Sustainability Round Table, and a longtime public library development consultant, in this book Aldrich discusses how resilience can align with library values of equity and access, and why libraries and information professionals may be ideal partners or providers in helping individuals and the communities which they serve adopt resilient practices. This thought-provoking treatment of timely topic offers important points of consideration for library administrators and managers, as well as scholars of urban planning, public policy, disaster recovery, and related disciplines.
 
 

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