Now Published: Librarian Steven Knowlton’s co-edited book

Libraries Without Borders: New Directions in Library History,” a new book co-edited by Steven Knowlton, Librarian for History and African American Studies, is now available from ALA Editions.

Steven Knowlton

The book, which is a collection of essays drawn from the Library History Seminar sponsored by the Library History Round Table (LHRT), “explores the roles that libraries have played in the communities they serve, well beyond the stacks and circulation desk.” 

According to Knowlton, “Although each of the histories in this book focuses on a different group, region, and type of library, they share a common thread, which is that access to information, and particularly to libraries, is widely considered among the most important means of community formation and empowerment.”

Knowlton added, “Anyone interested in the ways that libraries and library users can break down barriers to meet the information needs of their communities is sure to find something intriguing within this book.”

Published on December 08, 2023

Written by Brandon Johnson, Communications Strategist

Media Contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications