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The Resource The atlas of new librarianship, R. David Lankes

The atlas of new librarianship, R. David Lankes

Label
The atlas of new librarianship
Title
The atlas of new librarianship
Statement of responsibility
R. David Lankes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) information environment. What is librarianship when it is unmoored from cataloging, books, buildings, and committees? In The Atlas of New Librarianship, R. David Lankes offers a guide to this new landscape for practitioners. He describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. The vision for a new librarianship must go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet; it must provide a durable foundation for the field. Lankes recasts librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created though conversation. New librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation; they seek to enrich, capture, store, and disseminate the conversations of their communities. To help librarians navigate this new terrain, Lankes offers a map, a visual representation of the field that can guide explorations of it; more than 140 Agreements, statements about librarianship that range from relevant theories to examples of practice; and Threads, arrangements of Agreements to explain key ideas, covering such topics as conceptual foundations and skills and values. Agreement Supplements at the end of the book offer expanded discussions. Although it touches on theory as well as practice, the Atlas is meant to be a tool: textbook, conversation guide, platform for social networking, and call to action."--M.I.T. Press Web page
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lankes, R. David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Library science
  • Library science
  • Libraries and community
  • Libraries and society
Label
The atlas of new librarianship, R. David Lankes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 1 folded chart in pocket inside back cover
Accompanying material
1 chart (67 x 89 cm, folded to 23 x18 cm)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
641998875
Dimensions
26 cm +
Extent
xv, 408 pages
Isbn
9780262015097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Label
The atlas of new librarianship, R. David Lankes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 1 folded chart in pocket inside back cover
Accompanying material
1 chart (67 x 89 cm, folded to 23 x18 cm)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
641998875
Dimensions
26 cm +
Extent
xv, 408 pages
Isbn
9780262015097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps

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