At the Crossroads: Librarians on the Information by Herbert S. White

By Herbert S. White

White's formerly released articles and speeches (most provided after 1989) establish and tackle severe matters that diversity from library schooling, investment, and management to know-how, ethics, and burnout. even supposing usually introduced with humor, White's probing and infrequently debatable commentaries at the possibilities and hazards to the career are bound to galvanize severe suggestion. Divided into 3 sections, the publication covers Librarians, Their Self-Image, and the Perceptions that outline Their guidance; Librarians and Their position, As outlined by way of Them and through Others; and Librarians within the merciless global of Politics and funds. the writer introduces each one part with basic reviews. A needs to for the library expert shelf and an invaluable supplementary textual content for administration and concerns classes in library faculties.

Show description

Read or Download At the Crossroads: Librarians on the Information Superhighway PDF

Best general books

Judicial Jurisdiction: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

One of many ways that the yankee structure is exclusive one of the world's mature democracies is the vesting of the ability of constitutional evaluate within the traditional courts instead of in a really expert constitutional physique. Baude makes use of frank, comprehensible language to give an explanation for the connection among the constition and our rule of legislation.

General Parabolic Mixed Order Systems in Lp and Applications

During this textual content, a thought for normal linear parabolic partial differential equations is demonstrated which covers equations with inhomogeneous image constitution in addition to mixed-order structures. ordinary purposes comprise a number of editions of the Stokes process and loose boundary price difficulties. We express well-posedness in Lp-Lq-Sobolev areas in time and house for the linear difficulties (i.

Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies

The guide of Gender and Women's stories provides a accomplished and fascinating evaluate of the latest advancements in the box, together with the research of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural flip' and globalization. The authors evaluation present study and provide severe analyses of women's and gender stories in paintings, the welfare nation, kin, schooling, faith, violence and battle and feminist international politics.

Trauma-Organized Systems: Physical and Sexual Abuse in Families

This publication is ready the adventure of people who've been abused or who've abused others, however it additionally lines the best way an abusive adventure can arrange a relations or expert approach in order that alterations are tough to accomplish.

Extra resources for At the Crossroads: Librarians on the Information Superhighway

Sample text

No higher-level manager is likely to offer more money, more support, or more staff to his or her subordinates. Instead, there is likely to be a plea of poverty, which may be real or contrived, but which is in any case irrelevant. The job of librarians is to run libraries effectively, the job of their bosses is to find the necessary funds, or to take full blame and responsibility for the results when the money is not provided. This is classic Management 101, and it is based on the principle that while responsibility can be delegated, it can never be abdicated.

Title : author : publisher : isbn10 | asin : print isbn13 : ebook isbn13 : language : subject publication date : lcc : ddc : subject : Page iii At the Crossroads Librarians on the Information Superhighway Herbert S. White 1995 Libraries Unlimited, Inc. Englewood, Colorado Page iv Dedicated to the thousands of colleagues and students who have helped to shape my thinking, but most of all to my wife Virginia, who has played a role in this process for more than 40 years. Copyright © 1995 Libraries Unlimited, Inc.

However, I am not sure how much longer that will be true. Ours is an attractive piece of real estate, and others recognize it. What I fail to see is the development of any sort of strategy that will allow librarians to win this fight. I am not even sure that we can agree on what it is we would like to achieve, and without that commitment to a direction, and to a ranking of priorities, even our would-be supporters are confused. What do we want from them? What do we expect, or even demand, of them?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 7 votes