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Title:
Our enduring values : librarianship in the 21st century
Author:
Gorman, Michael, 1941-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
ix, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The history and philosophy of library values -- The value of libraries -- The library as place -- Stewardship -- Service -- Intellectual freedom -- Rationalism -- Literacy and learning -- Equity of access to recorded knowledge and information -- Privacy -- Democracy -- Keeping faith.
ISBN:
9780838907856
Format :
Book

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Summary

A discussion of the core values that are the backbone of the library profession. Defining the role of both library and librarian, Michael Goreman presents the bedrock principles underlying the profession and, in turn, underlying democracy.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
1 The History and Philosophy of Library Valuesp. 16
2 The Value of Librariesp. 29
3 The Library as Placep. 43
4 Stewardshipp. 58
5 Servicep. 74
6 Intellectual Freedomp. 88
7 Rationalismp. 102
8 Literacy and Learningp. 117
9 Equity of Access to Recorded Knowledge and Informationp. 131
10 Privacyp. 144
11 Democracyp. 158
12 Keeping Faithp. 172
Indexp. 179

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