LitTV with Jeanie Austin

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  • Publicado em 26 Abr 2019
  • In this broadcast Kelly Long sits down with Dr. Jean Austin, a librarian in the San Francisco Public Library's Jail and Reentry Services program to talk about the challenges, successes and opportunities that come along with providing literature to the incarcerated.
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    LitTV is a series of video documents in collaboration with San Francisco Bay Area teens, exploring connections between fire and knowledge, showcasing some of the unique features and personalities that make up the San Francisco Public Library, and the vital role that librarians play in their communities. It is produced by the artist Minerva Cuevas for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Public Knowledge initiative.
    Fire was the early form of shared public knowledge that triggered civilization. Throughout human history, fire has been crucially connected to social upheaval and physical change. Today, public libraries not only store and share a valuable resource: information, but they nurture community in rapidly changing cities.
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    Dr. Jeanie Austin has their PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their research interests and activities include the provision of library services to people in juvenile detentions, jails, and prisons. Primarily they examine the complex political and social systems that surround this work.
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    Public Knowledge is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. The project has been made possible in part by a major Public Humanities Projects, Community Conversations grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in Public Knowledge do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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