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The atlas of new librarianship

Author: R David Lankes
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press ; [Chicago] : Association of College & Research Libraries, [2011]. ©2011
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Although libraries have existed for millennia, 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? This is a guide for practitioners where a new librarianship is described. This new librarianship is based not on books and artifacts but on  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R David Lankes
ISBN: 9780262015097 0262015099 9780262515665 0262515660
OCLC Number: 641998875
Notes: Includes 1 folded chart in pocket inside back cover.
Description: xv, 408 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm + 1 chart (67 x 89 cm, folded to 23 x18 cm)
Contents: [pt. 1.] An introduction to the atlas : Navigating the future --
The foundations of the atlas --
Finding a center in the dynamic --
A note on rhetoric --
[pt. 2.] The atlas : A note on visualization --
How to navigate the atlas --
Readers of the atlas --
Limitations of the atlas --
[pt. 3.] Threads : [A.] 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 : Libraries and theory --
Conversation theory : Credibility --
Other informative concepts and theories : Dialectic theories ; Sense-making ; Motivation theories ; Motivation ; Learning theory ; Constructivism ; Postmodernism --
Creating a new social compact : Evolution of the social compact --
Thread conclusion --
[B.] Knowledge creation --
The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities --
Knowledge is created through conversation ; Conversation theory : Conversants ; Service is not invisibility ; Language ; Evolution of systems --
System view --
User-based design --
User systems : Social network sites --
Agreements : Artifacts ; Source amnesia ; Invest in tools of creation over collection of artifacts ; Death of documents ; Memory ; Entailment mesh ; Annotations ; Limitations of tagging ; Cataloging relationships --
Scapes --
Reference extract --
Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore the conversation business --
[C.] 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 : Publisher of community ; Shared shelves with the community ; Meeting spaces --
Knowledge : Library instruction ; Need for an expanded definition of literacy ; Gaming ; Social literacy --
Environment --
Motivation : Intrinsic ; Extrinsic --
Thread conclusion --
[D.] Communities --
The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities --
Pressure for participation : Boundary issues --
Digital environments : Internet model example ; Infrastructure providers ; TCP/IP ; Application builders ; Open source ; Information services ; Web 2.0 ; User --
Credibility : From authority to reliability ; Authoritative versus authoritarian ; Putting it all together: the participatory digital library --
Physical environments : Topical centers with curriculum --
Hybrid environments --
Different communities librarians serve --
Public : Free Library of Philadelphia ; Entrepreneurium ; Writing center ; Music center --
Academic : Issues of institutional repositories ; Scholarly communications --
Government : Department of Justice --
Assessment : Mapping conversations --
Special --
School : Growing importance of two-way infrastructure --
Archives --
Go to the conversation : Embedded librarians --
Truly distributed digital library --
Thread conclusion. [E.] Improve society --
The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities --
Importance of action and activism --
Service : Service is not invisibility --
Core values : Learning ; Openness ; Intellectual freedom and safety ; Intellectually honest not unbiased ; Ethics --
Social justice issues --
Policy : Democracy and openness overshadowed by technology --
Innovation : Innovation versus entrepreneurship --
Creating an agenda : Risks of data --
Leadership : Obligation of leadership --
Thread conclusion --
[F.] Librarians --
The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities --
Core skills --
Transition of traditional skills --
Information organization : Cataloging relationships ; Evolution of integrated library systems --
Information seeking --
Public service : Reference --
Collection development : Community as collection ; Issues of institutional repositories --
Administration : Warehousing functions ; Shelving ; Circulation --
Importance of technical skills --
Ambiguity is essential for professional work --
Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams : Relation to other domains ; Information science ; Getting past the L v I debate ; Communications ; Computer science ; Humanities ; Education ; Paraprofessionals --
LIS education : Shift in innovation from academy to ubiquity ; Co-learning --
Increase friction in the process : Every course has symposia and practica --
Curriculum of communication and change over --
Traditional ideas of leadership : Recognize a school as a participatory network ; From school to school of thought ; Avoiding the Florentine dilemma --
Need to expand the educational ladder : Bachelor of information and instructional design ; Need for an executive doctorate ; Institute for advanced librarianship idea ; Vital roles of mentors --
Obligation of leadership and thread conclusion --
[G.] Threads postscript --
Practitioners --
Library and information science scholars --
Students --
Members --
The whole community of librarianship. [pt. 4.] Web citations --
[pt. 5.] Agreement supplements : Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams ; Academic ; Access ; Administration ; Agreements ; Ambiguity is essential for professional work ; Annotations ; Application builders ; Archives ; Artifacts ; Assessment ; Authoritative versus authoritarian ; Avoiding the Florentine dilemma ; Bachelor of information and instructional design ; Boundary issues ; Cataloging relationships ; Circulation ; Co-learning ; Collection development ; Communications ; Community as collector ; Computer science ; Constructivism ; Conversants ; Conversation theory ; Core skills ; Core values ; Creating a new social compact ; Creating an agenda ; Credibility ; Curriculum of communication and change over traditional ideas of leadership ; Death of documents ; Democracy and openness overshadowed by technology ; Department of Justice ; Dialectic theories ; Different communities librarians serve ; Digital environments ; Embedded librarians ; Entailment mesh ; Entrepreneurium ; Environment ; Ethics ; Every course has symposia and practica ; Evolution of integrated library systems ; Evolution of systems ; Evolution of the social compact ; Extrinsic ; Free Library of Philadelphia ; From authority to reliability ; From school to school of thought ; Gaming ; Getting past the Lv I debate ; Go to the conversation ; Government ; Growing importance of two-way infrastructure ; Humanities ; Hybrid environments ; Importance of a worldview ; Importance of action and activism ; Importance of technical skills ; Importance of theory and deep concepts ; Increase friction in the process ; Information organization ; Information science ; Information seeking ; Information services ; Infrastructure providers ; Innovation ; Innovation versus entrepreneurship ; Institute for advanced librarianship idea ; Intellectual freedom and safety ; Intellectually honest not unbiased ; Internet model example ; Intrinsic ; Invest in tools of creation over collection of artifacts ; Issues of institution repositories ; Knowledge ; Knowledge is created through conversation ; L₀ ; L₁ ; Language ; Leadership ; Learning ; Learning theory ; Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore the conversation business ; Library instruction ; Limitations of tagging ; LIS education ; Longitude example ; Mapping conversations ; Massive scale ; Means of facilitation ; Meeting spaces ; Members not patrons or users ; Memory ; Motivation ; Motivation theory ; Music center ; Need for an executive doctorate ; Need for an expanded definition of literacy ; Need to expand the educational ladder ; Obligation of leadership ; Open source ; Openness ; Paraprofessionals ; Physical environments ; Policy ; Postmodernism ; Pressure for participation ; Public ; Public service ; Publisher of community ; Recognize a school as a participatory network ; Reference ; Reference extract ; Relation to other domains ; Risks of data ; Scapes ; Scholarly communications ; School ; School information management systems ; Selective dissemination of information ; Sense-making ; Service ; Service is not invisibility ; Shared shelves with the community ; Shelving ; Shift in innovation from academy to ubiquity ; Social justice issues ; Social literacy ; Social network sites ; Source amnesia ; Special ; System view ; TCP-IP ; The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities ; Topical centers with curriculum ; Transition of traditional skills ; True facilitation means shared ownership ; Truly distributed digital library ; User ; User systems ; User-based design ; Vital roles of mentors ; Warehousing functions ; Web 2.0 ; Writing center --
[pt. 5.] Atlas postscript.
Responsibility: R. David Lankes.

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A mission and a map, though not for all librarians' journeys

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R. David Lankes, director of Syracuse University's library science program, wants librarians to change librarianship comprehensively.  Librarians, says Lankes, are more important than their buildings, organizations and even collections.  He says that a librarian, not a collection,...
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