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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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lankes, R. David
Dewey number
020.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z665
LC item number
.L36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Library science
  • Library science
  • Libraries and community
  • Libraries and society
Target audience
adult
Label
The atlas of new librarianship, R. David Lankes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 1 folded chart in pocket inside back cover
Accompanying material
1 folded chart (68 x 89 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
19058956
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780262515665
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022788
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn641998875
  • (OCoLC)641998875
Label
The atlas of new librarianship, R. David Lankes
Publication
Note
Includes 1 folded chart in pocket inside back cover
Accompanying material
1 folded chart (68 x 89 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
19058956
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780262515665
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022788
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn641998875
  • (OCoLC)641998875

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