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Winter 2013


This annotated bibliography provides a selection of resources that delve into the topic of bias as it relates to library services and collections in the 21stcentury. Globalization, corporate hegemony, Internet search engines, and technologies such as virtual reference contribute to an environment where the librarian must be aware of personal and external biases in order to make appropriate decisions. The resources presented touch on ethics, neutrality, social responsibility, advocacy, selection and censorship. This broad spectrum of bias related topics will be especially helpful for librarians providing reference services and collection development in today’s library information environment.


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Dimsdale, Denise (2013) "An Annotated Bibliography on Bias in Library Services and Collections," Georgia Library Quarterly: Vol. 50: Iss. 1, Article 11. Available at:

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