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Author: Joseph Janes
Publisher: Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
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AThinking about the future of libraries, librarianship and the work librarians do is as old as libraries themselves. (No doubt seminars were organized by the Alexandria Librarians Association on the future of the scroll and what to do about the rising barbarian tide.) At no time in our memory, though, have these discussions and conversations been so profound and critical. Here one of today's leading thinkers and  Read more...
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Library 2020.
Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2013009872
(OCoLC)830813654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Janes
ISBN: 9780810887152 0810887150 1299606156 9781299606159
OCLC Number: 843880805
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The annoyed librarian --
Kristin Fontichiaro --
Elisabeth A. Jones --
CliffordA. Lynch --
Sarah Houghton --
Stephen Abram --
Courtney Greene --
Marie L. Radford --
James W. Rosenzweig --
Michael Crandall --
Molly Raphael --
Lynn Silipigni Connaway --
Marcellus Turner --
Ruth Faklis --
Susan Hildreth --
Stacey A. Aldrich & Jarrid P. Keller --
John Dove --
Bill Ptacek --
Loriene Roy --
Josie Barnes Parker --
Mary Ann Mavrinac --
Peter Morville --
Daniel Chudnov --
My turn / by Joseph Janes.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Janes.

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AThinking about the future of libraries, librarianship and the work librarians do is as old as libraries themselves. (No doubt seminars were organized by the Alexandria Librarians Association on the future of the scroll and what to do about the rising barbarian tide.) At no time in our memory, though, have these discussions and conversations been so profound and critical. Here one of today's leading thinkers and speakers about the future of libraries brings together 30 leaders from all types of libraries and from outside librarianship to describe their vision of what the library will be in 2020. Contributors including Stephen Abram, Susan Hildreth, Marie Radford, Clifford Lynch, and Library Journal's The Annoyed Librarian were asked to describe the "library of 2020, "in whatever terms they wanted, either a specific library or situation or libraries in general. They were told: "be bold, be inspirational, be hopeful, be true, be provocative, be realistic, be depressing, be light-hearted, be thoughtful, be funbe yourself, and for heaven's sake, don't be boring. "Not that they could be. Broadly representative of important perspectives and aspects within the profession as well as featuring important voices beyond the professional realm, Library 2020 presents thought-provoking and illuminating visions from many points of view. It is both required reading for library leaders and trustees as well as an ideal supplemental text for LIS classes looking at the future of the profession.

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