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Our enduring values : librarianship in the 21st century

Author: Michael Gorman
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2000.
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This book takes you through the principles of eight core values as it considers the questions on the minds of most librarians today, including: what is the role of the library today?; what is librarianship in the 21st century?; what do patrons and communities want from their libraries?; will libraries be strengthened or destroyed by new and changing technology?; and how can I maintain the core values of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gorman
ISBN: 0838907857 9780838907856
OCLC Number: 43641201
Description: ix, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The history and philosophy of library values --
The value of libraries --
The library as place --
Stewardship --
Service --
Intellectual freedom --
Rationalism --
Literacy and learning --
Equity of access to recorded knowledge and information --
Privacy --
Democracy --
Keeping faith.
Responsibility: Michael Gorman.

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A discussion of the core values that are the backbone of the library profession. Defining the role of both library and librarian, Michael Goreman presents the bedrock principles underlying the  Read more...

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