Four Theses for Critical Library and Information Studies: A Manifesto

  • Jonathan Cope College of Staten Island, CUNY

Abstract

This essay proposes four theses for a Critical Library and Information Studies (CLIS) research agenda. The author argues that a normative commitment to libraries as social institutions should guide any future CLIS research agenda, that the natural sciences are a poor model for CLIS research, that value neutrality should be abandoned, and that any CLIS project should propose alternatives.

Published
2017-01-31
Section
Perspectives