Open for All?

A column by John Pateman

Cultural appropriation

“No man is an island entire of itself.” ~ John Donne Cultural appropriation is a “hot button” and

Fake news and manufacturing consent

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance” – George Bernard Shaw Given all the fuss

To defend the revolution is to defend culture

Having considered the cultural policies of Ontario and the U.K., I would now like to turn my attention

Culture, Goebbels and 1984

The timing of the UK’s first white paper for culture in more than 50 years, and only the

Ontario’s culture strategy

Whenever I travel around the world I always visit the local public library because I think that this

Class and librarianship

The current crisis of capitalism has led to the renewed interest in Marxism and its core categories of

Libraries in Society

Libraries in Society (Clive Bingley, 1978) was published in the year that my career in public libraries began.

The Right ‘Man’ For The Job?

I am a big fan of titles which have question marks in them. The most important element of

Open to All?

The title for this column was taken from a piece of ground breaking research which I took part

Why Do Library Workers Not Have the Skills To Meet Community Needs?

The simple answer to this very Big Question is ‘because they are Library Workers’. In other words, they

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