McCook Model for Librarians and Building Community
A Place at the Table provides a model for community building in which library workers
dedicate time, resources, and commitment at the policy level to guarantee that community building is a high priority and that the nation’s community builders include librarians as valued partners in every enterprise. Power dies the moment action ceases.
There must be a librarian at every table.
“Reconnecting Library Education and the Mission of Community.” Library Journal 125 (September 1, 2000): 164- 165.
“Librarians and Comprehensive Community Initiatives.” Reference and User Services Quarterly 40 (Fall 2000): 20-22.
"Public Libraries and Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Youth Development,"
(with R.Meyer) Public Libraries 40 (September/October, 2001): 282-288.
“Community Indicators, Genuine Progress, and the Golden Billion.” (with Kristin Brand). Reference and User Services Quarterly 40 (Summer 2001): 337-340
“Authentic Discourse as a Means of Connection Between Public Library Service Responses and Community Building Initiatives.” Reference and User Services Quarterly 40 (Winter, 2001): 127-133.
“Social Justice, Personalism, and the Practice of Librarianship,” Catholic Library World 72 ( Winter, 2001): 80-84.