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“Libraries Will Not Die, They Are Here to Stay.” Daily Nation, December 19, 2018.

TM: A description of the state of the Libraries in Kenya whereby irregardless of the tech boom, the KNLS keeps expanding as the thirst in this new information age has created more demand for information.Read more

AO. Project-based approach to Progressive Librarianship

AO: This excerpt describes some of the projects (more detailed in the full interview) that give a sense of what Progressive Librarianship might look like.

A project-

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AO. Bretton Woods neoliberal policies of 1980s/90s reduced library capacities.

AO: This quote underlines the historical context of the Bretton Woods' Structural Adjustment Policies which heavily influenced the situation of libraries and educational institutions today....Read more

Karega-Munene. “Museums in Kenya: Spaces for Selecting, Ordering and Erasing Memories of Identity and Nationhood.” African Studies 70, no. 2 (August 1, 2011): 224–45.

SM: This article by Karega Munene sets a background for why the National Museums of Kenya has the collection it owns and the reasons for why some items (books and other artifacts) are excluded or included within the collection.Read more

Koinange, Wanjiru. 2015. “Lady McMillan, the Library.” Commonwealth Writers (blog). September 11, 2015.

AO: This article by one of the founders of Book Bunk, Wanjiru Koinange giving a descriptive history of the McMillan library.Read more

AO. Situating McMillan library in the city

AO: This paragraph from the blog post describes where the library is situated and its surrounding environment.

Behind me, to the left of the library doors, city council parking

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