Self-examination: The Present and Future of Librarianship

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Oct 30, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 281 pages
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Self-Examination: The Present and Future of Librarianship (Beta Phi Mu Monograph Series)

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Budd, whose earlier Knowledge and Knowing in Library and Information Science: A Philosophical Framework won the 2002 Highsmith Library Literature award, continues his philosophical discourse. Viewing ... Read full review

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I tried to like this book, but it turns out to be mostly a heavy theoretical treatise. The first chapter is a historical overview of libraries from the dawn of time to the 20th century. It is pretty ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Genealogy of the Profession
1
Chapter 2 Place and Identity
37
Chapter 3 Being Informed about Informing
73
Chapter 4 Whats the Right Thing to Do?
111
Chapter 5 In a Democracy
147
Chapter 6 The Information Society
187
Chapter 7 Optimistic Synthesis
225
References
255
Index
273
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