The Atlas of New Librarianship

The Atlas of New Librarianship

Agreement Supplements at the end of the book offer expanded discussions. Although it touches on theory as well as practice, the Atlas is meant to be a tool: textbook, conversation guide, platform for social networking, and call to action.

Author: R. David Lankes

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262529921

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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An essential guide to a librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning. Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) information environment. What is librarianship when it is unmoored from cataloging, books, buildings, and committees? In The Atlas of New Librarianship, R. David Lankes offers a guide to this new landscape for practitioners. He describes a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning; and he suggests a new mission for librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. The vision for a new librarianship must go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet; it must provide a durable foundation for the field. Lankes recasts librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created though conversation. New librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation; they seek to enrich, capture, store, and disseminate the conversations of their communities. To help librarians navigate this new terrain, Lankes offers a map, a visual representation of the field that can guide explorations of it; more than 140 Agreements, statements about librarianship that range from relevant theories to examples of practice; and Threads, arrangements of Agreements to explain key ideas, covering such topics as conceptual foundations and skills and values. Agreement Supplements at the end of the book offer expanded discussions. Although it touches on theory as well as practice, the Atlas is meant to be a tool: textbook, conversation guide, platform for social networking, and call to action. Copublished with the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Librarianship Field Guide

The New Librarianship Field Guide

That said, this guide was written both for readers new to the community approach to librarianship and for those who have read The Atlas of New Librarianship. In building on the basic concepts of librarianship discussed in greater depth ...

Author: R. David Lankes

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262334617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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How librarians can be radical positive change agents in their communities, dedicated to learning and making a difference. This book offers a guide for librarians who see their profession as a chance to make a positive difference in their communities—librarians who recognize that it is no longer enough to stand behind a desk waiting to serve. R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, reminds librarians of their mission: to improve society by facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. In this book, he provides tools, arguments, resources, and ideas for fulfilling this mission. Librarians will be prepared to become radical positive change agents in their communities, and other readers will learn to understand libraries in a new way. The librarians of Ferguson, Missouri, famously became positive change agents in August 2014 when they opened library doors when schools were closed because of civil unrest after the shooting of an unarmed teen by police. Working with other local organizations, they provided children and their parents a space for learning, lunch, and peace. But other libraries serve other communities—students, faculty, scholars, law firms—in other ways. All libraries are about community, writes Lankes; that is just librarianship. In concise chapters, Lankes addresses the mission of libraries and explains what constitutes a library. He offers practical advice for librarian training; provides teaching notes for each chapter; and answers “Frequently Argued Questions” about the new librarianship.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Librarianship Field Guide

The New Librarianship Field Guide

This book offers a guide for librarians who see their profession as a chance to make a positive difference in their communities—librarians who recognize that it is no longer enough to stand behind a desk waiting to serve.

Author: R. David Lankes

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262529082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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How librarians can be radical positive change agents in their communities, dedicated to learning and making a difference. This book offers a guide for librarians who see their profession as a chance to make a positive difference in their communities—librarians who recognize that it is no longer enough to stand behind a desk waiting to serve. R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, reminds librarians of their mission: to improve society by facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. In this book, he provides tools, arguments, resources, and ideas for fulfilling this mission. Librarians will be prepared to become radical positive change agents in their communities, and other readers will learn to understand libraries in a new way. The librarians of Ferguson, Missouri, famously became positive change agents in August 2014 when they opened library doors when schools were closed because of civil unrest after the shooting of an unarmed teen by police. Working with other local organizations, they provided children and their parents a space for learning, lunch, and peace. But other libraries serve other communities—students, faculty, scholars, law firms—in other ways. All libraries are about community, writes Lankes; that is just librarianship. In concise chapters, Lankes addresses the mission of libraries and explains what constitutes a library. He offers practical advice for librarian training; provides teaching notes for each chapter; and answers “Frequently Argued Questions” about the new librarianship.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

International and Comparative Librarianship

International and Comparative Librarianship

These ideas were elaborated, with a great deal of theory, in Lankes's subsequent book, The atlas of new librarianship (Lankes 2011). Quite how new a departure the mission Lankes has formulated is, is open to question,20 but it does ...

Author: Peter Johan Lor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110267990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 949

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Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS. See a short interview with Peter Lor on his work https://www.ifla.org/node/92590
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning

The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning

Exploring a new learning landscape in tertiary education. New Library World, 112 (5/6), 222–235. doi:10.1108/03074801111136266 Dugan, R. E., Hernon, P., & Nitecki, D. A. (2009). ... The atlas of new librarianship.

Author: Melissa N. Mallon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440852183

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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The current budget-constrained, rapidly evolving climate of higher education and academic libraries makes it a necessity for academic librarians and administrators to communicate the value of their library to the university. This book explains how to execute this critical task. • Advocates and explains the instructional role of academic librarians—a role that is key and continuing to grow in importance • Furnishes practical examples of digital products and proven processes to aid in student learning • Provides concrete methodologies to use technology to increase the visibility and perceived value of academic libraries • Illustrates the use of templates, lesson plans, and other tools that serve teaching librarians
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Recharge Your Library Programs with Pop Culture and Technology

Recharge Your Library Programs with Pop Culture and Technology

Books and Publications • The Atlas of New Librarianship. Cambridge, Ma: MIT Press, 2011. • Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends. Radford, M., and Lankes, R. David (eds.). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010.

Author: Linda D. Behen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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Learn how to integrate pop culture and technology into school library programs and classrooms, and make today's digital content, mobile devices, and students' changing interests work to the educator's advantage.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction to Public Librarianship Third Edition

Introduction to Public Librarianship  Third Edition

American Libraries, 46(1/2), 14–15. Lankes, R. D. (2011). The Atlas of New Librarianship. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Larson, J. (2015). Children's services today: A practical guide for librarians. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Author: Kathleen de la Pena McCook

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838915066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than McCook's survey. Now, the REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author has teamed up with noted public library scholar and advocate Bossaller to update and expand her work to incorporate the field's renewed emphasis on outcomes and transformation. This "essential tool" (Library Journal) remains the definitive handbook on this branch of the profession. It covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history through its current incarnation on the cutting edge of the information environment, including statistics, standards, planning, evaluations, and results;legal issues, funding, and politics;organization, administration, and staffing;all aspects of library technology, from structure and infrastructure to websites and makerspaces;adult services, youth services, and children's services;associations, state library agencies, and other professional organizations;global perspectives on public libraries; andadvocacy, outreach, and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its scope, this benchmark text continues to serve both LIS students and working professionals.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities

Focusing on conversations as a new paradigm for academic librarians and libraries was proposed by Bechtel (1986): If [libraries] are true to their original and intrinsic being, seek primarily to collect people and ideas rather than ...

Author: Christopher Millson-Martula

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429687259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 494

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The digital humanities in academic institutions, and libraries in particular, have exploded in recent years. Librarians are constantly developing their management and technological skills and increasing their knowledge base. As they continue to embed themselves in the scholarly conversations on campus, the challenges facing subject/liaison librarians, technical service librarians, and library administrators are many. This comprehensive volume highlights the wide variety of theoretical issues discussed, initiatives pursued, and projects implemented by academic librarians. Many of the chapters deal with digital humanities pedagogy—planning and conducting training workshops, institutes, semester-long courses, embedded librarian instruction, and instructional assessment—with some chapters focusing specifically on applications of the “ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” The authors also explore a wide variety of other topics, including the emotional labor of librarians; the challenges of transforming static traditional collections into dynamic, user-centered, digital projects; conceptualizing and creating models of collaboration; digital publishing; and developing and planning projects including improving one’s own project management skills. This collection effectively illustrates how librarians are enabling themselves through active research partnerships in an ever-changing scholarly environment. This book was originally published as a special triple issue of the journal College & Undergraduate Libraries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inquiry and the Common Core Librarians and Teachers Designing Teaching for Learning

Inquiry and the Common Core  Librarians and Teachers Designing Teaching for Learning

Librarians and Teachers Designing Teaching for Learning Violet H. Harada, Sharon Coatney ... “Seeing the Clouds: Teacher Librarian as Broker in Collaborative Planning with Teachers. ... The Atlas of New Librarianship.

Author: Violet H. Harada

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610695442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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Practicing librarians and library educators demonstrate the power of inquiry to achieve the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and promote school librarians as key partners in implementing this type of critical teaching and learning in K–12 schools. • Features a foreword by Allison Zmuda, former public high school teacher, renowned education consultant, president of Competent Classroom, member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and author of numerous publications about learning, including Breaking Free from Myths about Teaching and Learning • Defines and elaborates on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as they relate to inquiry learning • Describes the role of the school librarian in implementing the CCSS and inquiry learning in the school • Introduces examples of inquiry-focused learning approaches, including guided inquiry design and project-based learning • Provides lesson plans that will spark more practical ideas for inquiry-based instruction that address the CCSS
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines