Select Writings


  • Toni Samek and Lynette Shultz, editors. (2017). Information Ethics, Globalization and Citizenship: Essays on Ideas to Praxis. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. 277 p.
  • Toni Samek, K.R. Roberto and Moyra Lang, editors. (2010). She Was a Booklegger: Remembering Celeste West. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press. 247 p.
  • Toni Samek. (2008). Biblioteconomía y derechos humanos: Una guía para el siglo xxi. Gijón, España: Ediciones Trea, S.L. 268 p.
  • Toni Samek. 2007. Librarianship and Human Rights: A Twenty-first century guide. Oxford: CHANDOS (Oxford) Publishing.
  • Toni Samek. 2001. Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American Librarianship, 1967-1974. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. 179 p.
  • Toni Samek. 2003. Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American Librarianship, 1967-1974. Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto University Library and Information Science Study Group. 255 p. (Japanese translation)

Book Forewords:

  • INVITED. Foreword by Toni Samek. (2015). Ethics and Values in Librarianship: A History. By Wallace Koehler. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland, USA.
  • INVITED. Foreword by Toni Samek. (2013). Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis. Lua Gregory and Shana Higgins Editors. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press.Information Literacy and Social Justice
  • INVITED. Foreword by Toni Samek. (2010). Beyond Article 19. Julie Biando Edwards and Stephan P. Edwards Editors. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press. Also in e-book.

Select Book Chapters:

  • Toni Samek and Christina Paelch. (Forthcoming). “Seeking “Global Citizenship” in Graduate Library and Information Studies Education” in Global Education, Common Wealth and Uncommon Citizenships. Edited by Lynette Shultz and Thashika Pillay. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Len Findlay and Toni Samek. (2016). “Assembling PeerlessU: A Canadian Makeover Comes to Grief” in Assembling and Governing the Higher Education Institution: Democracy, Social Justice and Leadership in Global Higher Education. Edited by: Lynette Shultz and Melody Viczko. London: Palgrave MacMillan. Pages 291-310.
  • Toni Samek. 2016. “Critical Reflection on Librarianship and Human Rights: A Book and Continuing Endeavor” in Emerald Book Series: Advances in Librarianship (Volume 41) Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice. Edited by: Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, Paul T. Jaeger. Pages 245 – 263.
  • Toni Samek. 2015. “Facing Academic Minders, the Instruments of Institutional Interference in Higher Education” in Decolonizing Global Citizenship Education. Edited by Ali A. Abdi, Lynette Shultz and Thakisha Pillay. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. Pages: 95-106.
  • Toni Samek. 2014. “Looking to Our Own: Ethical Library and Information Workers at Risk” in Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society: Codes of Ethics for Librarians and Archivists. Papers from the IFLA/FAIFE – Satellite Meeting 2014. Edited by Amélie Vallotton Preisig, Hermann Rösch and Christoph Stückelberger. Pages 137-153.
  • Pedro López López and Toni Samek. 2011. “Inclusión digital: un nuevo derecho humano” in Alfabetación informacional e inclusión digital, hacia un modelo de infoinclusión social. Editors: CUEVAS CERVERO, A. SIMEÃO. Gijón: TREA.
  • Toni Samek. 2009. “Bibliotek i Samhälle: Long May You Live!” in En ny förening är nödvändig BIS 1969-2009. Edited by Karin Fahller. Bibliotek i Samhälle. Sweden. Pages 148-153.
  • Toni Samek. 2008. “An Introduction to Librarianship for Human Rights” in Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship. Edited by Ali A. Abdi and Lynette Shultz. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Pages 205-221.
  • Toni Samek. 2006. “Unbossed and Unbought: Booklegger Press the First Women-Owned American Library Publisher” in Women In Print: Essays on the Print Culture of American Women from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Edited by James P. Danky and Wayne A. Wiegand. Foreword by Elizabeth Long. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press in collaboration with the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pages 126-155.
  • Toni Samek. 2003. “Synergy, Social Responsibilities and the Sixties: Pivotal Points in the Evolution of American Outreach Library Service” in Libraries to the People: Histories of Library Outreach. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Pages 203-218.
  • Toni Samek. 2003. “Pioneering Progressive Library Discourse” in Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Pages 137-142.
  • Toni Samek. 2002. “Ethics and the Canadian Library Association: Building on a Philosophical Framework of Intellectual Freedom” in The Ethics of Librarianship: An International Survey. München: K.G. Saur. Pages 35-58.

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  • Taryn Lough and Toni Samek. 2014. “University Social Software Guidelines and Academic Freedom: An Alarming Labour Trend”. International Review of Information Ethics. Vol. 21 (07/2014). Pages: 45-56.
  • Toni Samek (2013). “You Can’t Hurry Love”: Slow Library Education in Culturally Diverse Society”. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, World Library and Information Congress 2013 Paper Repository. Also provided in French and Spanish translations.
  • Toni Samek. (2012). “”I Guess We’ll Just Have to Wait for the Movie to Come Out”: A Protracted First Stand for Teaching Information Ethics”. Journal of Information Ethics. Vol 21. No 2. (Fall 2012): Pages 33-51.
  • Anthony Worman and Toni Samek. (2011). “Digital labour shortage: A new divide in library and information studies education?”. Information, Society & Justice. Vol. 4. No. 2. (December 2011. Pages 71-82.
  • Toni Samek. (2010). “Teaching Information Ethics in Higher Education: A Crash Course in Academic Labour”. International Review of Information Ethics. Vol. 14 (December 2010). Pages 4-9.
  • Alvin Schrader, Samuel E. Trosow, Toni Samek, and Donna Bowman. (2011). “Intellectual Freedom: Issues and Information”. (Feature Article.) Feliciter. Vol. 57 No. 1. Pages 10-13.
  • Toni Samek. (2008). Guest Editorial: “Cultivating a Culture of Freedom of Expression in the Library Workplace”. Progressive Librarian. #31. Summer 2008. Pages 3-5.alternative library literature
  • Toni Samek. (2008). Kütüphane ve Bilgi Çalismalarinda Insan Haklari Bulgulari. Bilgi Dünyasi. 2008. vol. 9. n. 2. pp. 527-540.
  • Toni Samek. 2008. “Los derechos humanos en el trabajo bibliotecario.” Educación y Biblioteca Number 166 (July/August 2008): 70-76.
  • Toni Samek. 2007. “Librarians and Information Justice”. Academic Matters: The Journal of Higher Education (October 2007): 24-25.
  • Toni Samek. 2004. “Internet AND Intention: An Infrastructure for Progressive Librarianship.” International Journal of Information Ethics 2(11): 18 pages. [In summer 2005, the journal name changed to International Review of Information Ethics.
  • Toni Samek. 2001. “Introducing Intellectual Freedom Courses into the Canadian LIS Curriculum.” Feliciter 47(1): 40-43. Selected for reprint in 2001 in the Swedish journal bis. Appeared in 4: 28-30. Selected for reprint in 2001 in the American journal Counterpoise: For Social Responsibiilities, Liberty and Dissent. Appeared in 5(1): 19-23.
  • Toni Samek. 2001. “Library Ethics, Rights, and Values: Provocative Commentary on the Utility of Library Rhetoric.” PNLA Quarterly 65(3), 15-17.
  • Toni Samek. 2000. “Intellectual Freedom Within the Profession: A Look Back at Freedom of Expression and the Alternative Library Press.”Counterpoise: For Social Responsibilities, Liberty and Dissent 4(1/2), 10-16. Selected for reprint in 2002 in Alternative Library Literature 2000-2001: A Biennial Anthology. Pages 35-42. Also reproduced as a special issue of Library Juice 6:6 – March 14, 2003.
  • Toni Samek. 1996. “The Library Bill of Rights in the 1960s: One Profession, One Ethic.” Library Trends 45(1), 50-60. Reprinted in 2000 in Japanese under the imprint of the Kyoto University Library & Information Science Group and distributed by the Japan Library Association.