Do school librarians have "enduring values?" - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Teaching through Libraries |

Doug Johnson is always interesting!   The full article may be of help for those thinking about their own visions and mission statements.


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):



Intellectual Freedom
Literacy and learning
Equity of access to recorded knowledge and information

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:

Via Dennis T OConnor