From “a great counter attraction to the ale-house and low music hall” to “the one place everybody goes”

the public library in The Globe and Mail, 1860-2016.

Authors

  • Sofia Beraldo The University of Western Ontario
  • Chelsea Coubry-Forte The University of Western Ontario
  • Katrina Desjardins The University of Western Ontario
  • Erin Isings The University of Western Ontario
  • Kate McCandless The University of Western Ontario
  • Pam McKenzie The University of Western Ontario

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1194

Keywords:

public libraries, Canada, representation, mass media, newspapers

Abstract

Canadian public libraries espouse a set of values that may not be congruent (e.g., preserving “high” culture vs providing access to inclusive collections). Tension or conflict can result when stakeholders emphasize different values, so it is crucial to attend to values in stakeholder accounts, including those in the mass media. This poster presents a) emerging findings from a study of the representation of public libraries in The Globe and Mail since 1860; and b) reflections on the research and research communication process as an innovative experiential learning opportunity for the interdisciplinary team of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Author Biographies

Sofia Beraldo, The University of Western Ontario

Undergraduate student, Media, Information and Technoculture, Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

Chelsea Coubry-Forte, The University of Western Ontario

Graduate student, Master of Media in Journalism and Communications, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Katrina Desjardins, The University of Western Ontario

Undergraduate student: Media, Information and Technoculture, Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

Erin Isings, The University of Western Ontario

Lecturer, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Kate McCandless, The University of Western Ontario

Graduate student: Master of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Pam McKenzie, The University of Western Ontario

Professor and Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

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Published

2021-05-31

How to Cite

Beraldo, S., Coubry-Forte, C., Desjardins, K., Isings, E., McCandless, K., & McKenzie, P. (2021). From “a great counter attraction to the ale-house and low music hall” to “the one place everybody goes”: the public library in The Globe and Mail, 1860-2016. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1194

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