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What’s in a Name? Unpacking the Term Urban Librarianship

What’s in a Name? Unpacking the Term Urban Librarianship | Answers | Scoop.it
Urban Librarianship is an emerging field of study in library science. It entails sociological, theoretical, and experiential areas of study.

 

In this article, the author shares her approach to the study of urban librarianship in one of the core classes in Urban Librarianship entitled Social and Cultural Competencies for Library and Information Science Professionals at Wayne State University.


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Defining “Authentic Librarianship”

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Rick Anderson (Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library) proposes to define authentic librarianship as "motivated primarily by concern for those we serve as librarians, rather than by concern for our own agendas or preferences. To be more specific, “authentic” would describe professional practice that is motivated by all of the following:

Concern for the success of the library’s patrons in their particular tasks

Concern for the long-term intellectual welfare of the library’s patrons

Desire to further the goals of the library’s sponsoring institution"

 

He expands on this in response to the comments to his article below here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/04/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/defining-authentic-librarianship-peer-to-peer-review/


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World Domination Through Librarianship

In an era of battling walled content gardens, disruptive change, social media-enabled revolutions, and truthiness there has never been a greater need for librarians.

 

R. David Lankes talks here about why librarians will take over the world and what to expect.  "However, this is not a simple matter of declaring ourselves prepared, it will take new skills and a new librarianship not focused on buildings and artifacts. This talk lays out a foundation for this new librarianship, and a call to action to save the world."

 

Check it out here: http://vimeo.com/40242113


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