Advocating for Fair and Reasonable Library Access to Commercially Produced Digital Information: There's an app a library association which does that. Last week, ALA published “E-content: The Digital Dialogue,” as a special ...
Just as technology was starting to have a major impact on libraries, long-time academic librarian and past ALA president Michael Gorman identified these as enduring central or "core" values of librarianship (Gorman, 2000):
Stewardship Service Intellectual Freedom Rationalism Literacy and learning Equity of access to recorded knowledge and information Privacy Democracy
Are these core values still held by practicing school librarians? Are there other common central beliefs that define us as librarians? When I describe my own professional core values as a librarian, I include: