Challenging the Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None Librarian Syndrome

Challenging the Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None Librarian Syndrome

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Overview

Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct. This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become "Masters of our Domains", develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161825310
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2018
Series: Advances in Library Administration and Organization , #39
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. George Fowler earned his PhD in higher education at Old Dominion University and his MS in library science at the University of North Texas. He was a member of the 2012 UCLA Senior Fellows cohort and is currently the University Librarian at Old Dominion University.
Samantha Hines got her MS in library science from University of Illinois in 2003 and has worked in a variety of libraries. She is the Associate Dean of Instructional Resources for Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA. She is a prolific scholar and frequent conference presenter on issues of library instruction, copyright and publishing, and library management.

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