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/