septiembre 08, 2003

Bibliotecólogos con responsabilidad social 

Para terminar con la sesión de cometarios sobre información y bibliotecología. Los invito a darse un paseo por estos sitios bibliotecarios, que abogan por una bibliotecología con responsabilidad social. Despues de comprender que la información es un recurso que permite la libertad y la autodeterminación de las personas y los pueblos, los bibliotecarios no podemos ser inocentes y debemos tomar partido. Yo lo tome y me niego a permitir, con mi trabajo -por acción u omisión-, que la información sea un ingrediente más de dominación.

- Information for Social Change.
"Information for Social Change is an activist organisation that examines issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers. It is committed to promoting alternatives to the dominant paradigms of library and information work and publishes its own journal, Information for Social Change."

- Social Responsibilities Discussion Group
"The IFLA Social Responsibilities Discussion Group first met at the 1997 Copenhagen meeting under the auspices of the Section on Education and Training. The first priority has been to address the growing gap between the information rich and the information poor both between countries and within countries."

- Libr.org
"Libr.org exists to provide communication services to librarians and library workers, individually and in groups, who believe in libraries as a social good and as an ideal pattern for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and who wish to promote progressive thought and action and a concept of social responsibility within the library world and in the world at large."

- Progressive librarian
"Progressive Librarian is a forum for critical perspectives in Librarianship, featuring articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues."

- Social Responsabilities Round Table of the American Library Associaton ALA
"SRRT has worked effectively to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for civil and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today."

- Library Juice. (publicación seriada en línea)
"Libraries are special because they are at once communitarian, libertarian,
and models for sustainability.
They are communitarian in the economic sense because they are built on
solidarity. A community pools its resources in order to share them.
Libraries are libertarian in the social/intellectual sense because of the
ethic of intellectual freedom, which says that all ideas should be included
and nothing censored."

- Librarians for peace
Manifiestos, peticiones, declaraciones y proclamas.

Conocen sitios como estos en español. Dónde estan?