Undaimonia: Defining the modern librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Simon Barron:

"Since librarianship is a “world made of many worlds” (2), what is a librarian? Can there be one single definition?" [...]

"From librarians in public libraries corralling children and dressing as the BookStart bear to librarians in law firms researching for solicitors and dressing up in suits; from archivists working with ancient tomes to military librarians teaching information literacy to soldiers. We have different concerns, different methods, different audiences, different lives." [...]

[...] "a couple of characteristics which are shared between librarians.


Authority and duty."



"Rather than the simple possession of a qualification or a job title, modern librarianship is defined by a state of mind."