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Sacred stacks : the higher purpose of libraries and librarianship

Author: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing from history, sociology, and philosophy, Sacred Stacks voices the importance of the library profession and libraries as community institutions in a secular time."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
ISBN: 0838909175 9780838909171
OCLC Number: 62878680
Description: x, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Libraries as sacred, secular institutions --
Librarians perform sacred functions --
Librarians and libraries organize chaos --
Librarians and libraries bestow immortality --
Librarians and libraries uplift individuals and society --
Libraries provide sacred, secular space --
Librarians and libraries promote community --
Librarians and libraries transmit culture to future generations --
Implications of libraries as sacred, secular institutions.
Responsibility: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell.
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Librarianship as a calling is a powerful perspective. Many librarians sense the deeper meaning and higher purpose in their work, yet rarely have time to contemplate it. Drawing from history,  Read more...

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