Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century (Paperback)
  • Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century (Paperback)

Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century (Paperback)

Paperback 188 Pages / Published: 30/06/2000
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A veteran of four decades of library service and one of today's leading library thinkers, Michael Gorman opens a discussion on library values--those that are rooted in historical perspective and those that can adapt to changing times. This provocative book takes you through the principles of eight core values as it considers the questions on the minds of most librarians today, including:
*What is the role of the library today?

*What is librarianship in the 21st Century?

*What do patrons and communities want from their libraries?

*Will libraries be strengthened or destroyed by new and changing technology?

*How can I maintain the core values of librarianship into the future?

A must-read for progressive librarians everywhere, Our Enduring Values will help you to define your role in the library of the future.

Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838907856
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

..".a manifesto of sorts--a ringing endorsement of librarianship's first principles... [S]pecifically recommended for courses in library schools focusing on the foundations of the profession, and for general collections in librarianship; for institutes, programs, and courses dealing with the future of libraries and librarians; and for all practicing librarians wanting a firmer hold on theoretical, values-based underpinnings for their daily work."
..".a provocative treatise for the profession at large."
"In this newest volume, this internationally renowned librarian takes an historic look at the profession of librarianship, and analyzes current trends and issues..."
"For those of us who wonder about the future of our profession and feel that we have lost our way, this work by Michael Gorman is a must read."
"This book should prove especially useful to library media specialists when trying to update and add depth to their own book collections. Highly recommended."
"Gorman's book cannot be accused of wasting the time of the reader. His credo/polemic is written clearly and concisely."
"Gorman's writing is, as always, thoughtful, interesting, and stimulating. The ideas he so eloquently describes are inspirational and remind us of the values that should underlie and inform both strategic planning and day-to-day decisions."

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