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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
  • maps
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
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
The atlas of new librarianship, R. David Lankes
Instantiates
Publication
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
Contents
Mission : the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; Importance of worldview; Longitude example; Importance of theory and deep concepts; Conversation theory; Other informative concepts and theories; Creating a new social compact; Thread conclusion -- Knowledge creation: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; Knowledge is created through conversation; Conversation theory; System view; user-based design; User systems; Agreements; Scapes; Reference extract; Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore the conversation business -- Facilitating: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; True facilitation means shared ownership : members not patrons or users; Means of facilitation; Access; Knowledge; Environment; Motivation; Thread conclusion -- Communities: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; Pressure for participation; Digital environments; Credibility; Physical environments; Hybrid environments; Different communities librarians serve; Public; Academic; Government; Assessment; Special; School; Archives; Go to the conversation; Truly distributed digital library; Thread conclusion -- Improve society: The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities : Importance of action and activism; Service; Core values; Social justice issues; Policy; Innovation; Creating an agenda; Leadership; Thread conclusion -- Librarians: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities : core skills; Transition of traditional skills; Information organization; Information seeking; Public service; Collection development; Administration; Importance of technical skills; Ambiguity is essential for professional work; Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams; LIS education; Increase friction in the process; Curriculum of communication and change over traditional ideas of leadership; Need to expand the educational ladder; Obligation of leadership and thread conclusion -- Threads postcript -- Web citations -- Agreement supplements
Control code
000045689115
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780262015097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022788
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(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 chart (67 x 89 cm., folded to 23 x18 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Mission : the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; Importance of worldview; Longitude example; Importance of theory and deep concepts; Conversation theory; Other informative concepts and theories; Creating a new social compact; Thread conclusion -- Knowledge creation: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; Knowledge is created through conversation; Conversation theory; System view; user-based design; User systems; Agreements; Scapes; Reference extract; Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore the conversation business -- Facilitating: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; True facilitation means shared ownership : members not patrons or users; Means of facilitation; Access; Knowledge; Environment; Motivation; Thread conclusion -- Communities: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities; Pressure for participation; Digital environments; Credibility; Physical environments; Hybrid environments; Different communities librarians serve; Public; Academic; Government; Assessment; Special; School; Archives; Go to the conversation; Truly distributed digital library; Thread conclusion -- Improve society: The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities : Importance of action and activism; Service; Core values; Social justice issues; Policy; Innovation; Creating an agenda; Leadership; Thread conclusion -- Librarians: the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities : core skills; Transition of traditional skills; Information organization; Information seeking; Public service; Collection development; Administration; Importance of technical skills; Ambiguity is essential for professional work; Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams; LIS education; Increase friction in the process; Curriculum of communication and change over traditional ideas of leadership; Need to expand the educational ladder; Obligation of leadership and thread conclusion -- Threads postcript -- Web citations -- Agreement supplements
Control code
000045689115
Dimensions
26 cm. +
Extent
xv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780262015097
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022788
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)641998875

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