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|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
|Description:||x, 156 p. ; 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.|
Librarianship as a calling is a powerful perspective. While it's been a long time since libraries were exclusively the provenance of monks, some of those sacred roots remain, according to librarian and theologian Maxwell. Many librarians sense the deeper meaning and higher purpose in their work, yet rarely have time to contemplate it. Maxwell's down-to-earth candor combined with scholarly insight is designed to inspire and enlighten her library peers and colleagues. Drawing from history, sociology and philosophy, Sacred Stacks voices the importance of the library profession and libraries as community institutions in a secular time. Considering these higher purposes of libraries, she outlines the work of librarians and libraries that: a) promote community; b) uplift society; c) bestow immortality; d) preserve and transmit culture; e) organize chaos; and f) provide sacred space. -- Back cover.
- Libraries -- Religious aspects.
- Libraries and society.
- Libraries -- Aims and objectives.
- Books and reading -- Religious aspects.
- Library science -- Philosophy.
- Bibliothèques -- Aspect religieux.
- Bibliothèques et société
- Bibliothèques -- Finalités.
- Livres et lecture -- Aspect religieux.
- Bibliothéconomie -- Philosophie.
- Bibliothek -- Soziale Funktion.
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