Field Guide Related Links by Chapter

The following links add some depth and context to the contents of the New Librarianship Field Guide.

Chapter 1: Librarianship-Full Stop

Core Chapter Concept: Librarians are agents for radical positive change who choose to make a difference.

Chapter 2: They Named the Building after Us

Core Chapter Concept : Define libraries by the work of librarians—not the other way around.

Everything You Learned in Library School is Wrong: https://davidlankes.org/?p=7693

Chapter 3: The Mission of Librarians

Core Chapter Concept : The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.

The Mission of Librarians from the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6615

Chapter 4: Knowledge Creation

Core Chapter Concept : Knowledge is created through conversation—if you’re in the knowledge business, you’re in the conversation business.

Knowledge Creation from the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6620

Chapter 5: Facilitation

Core Chapter Concept : Librarians facilitate knowledge creation through access, knowledge, environment, and motivation.

Facilitation from the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6640

Chapter 6: Participatory Systems

Core Chapter Concept : Librarians serve their communities through the participatory systems they build, some of which are libraries.

Pressure to Participate: https://youtu.be/eInRuz5m2so

Kill the User https://vimeo.com/63713842

The Deficit Model https://youtu.be/Ssg896dWVxg

Chapter 7: Improve Society

Core Chapter Concept : Librarians shape and then enact their communities’ definitions of improvement.

Improve Society from the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6666

Chapter 8: Librarians

Core Chapter Concept : Librarians are principled professionals working with their communities in transformative social engagement.

Librarians from the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6671

Salzburg Curriculum from the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6675

Burn the Libraries and Free the Librarians https://davidlankes.org/?p=6303

Chapter 9: Pragmatic Utopians

Core Chapter Concept : Librarians seek to empower the powerless and give voice to the minority.

Chapter 10: What Is a Library?

Core Chapter Concept : A library is a mandated and facilitated space supported by the community, stewarded by librarians, and dedicated to knowledge creation.

The Librarian, The Closet, & The Empty Room https://davidlankes.org/?p=7431

The Mission of Librariesfrom the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6689

Radical Conversations: Defining a Library https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6442

Chapter 11: Saving Money and the World

Core Chapter Concept : There are many good reasons for having a library, but all of them involve making a community a better place.

Why Libraries? from the New Librarianship Master Class. https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6697

Chapter 12: A Platform for Knowledge Development

Core Chapter Concept : A library should be a participatory platform that allows a community to share passions, expertise, and resources.

Library as Platform https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=6710

Chapter 13: Fitting Knowledge in a Box

Core Chapter Concept : Reducing libraries, librarians, and their tools to a universal scheme is impossible—and dangerous.

“Leadership” in The Atlas of New Librarianship Pgs. 132-134

Lankes, R. David (2007, September). Library association 2.0. Searcher Magazine.

Chapter 14: Academic Libraries

Core Chapter Concept : Academic libraries proactively speed the scholarly conversation.

Many of these services were first posted on my blog and elicited some great feedback: https://davidlankes.org/?p=6510

Chapter 15: School Libraries

Core Chapter Concept : School libraries can be places of learning and empowerment, but only by sharing ownership with their students.

Get an iTeam in Your Life and See the Difference http://cnyric.myschoolpages.com/schools/ESM/files/news/iamistaff.pdf

Chapter 16: Public Libraries

Core Chapter Concept : The community is the collection.

The Turning Tide: From Collection Development to Community Facilitation https://davidlankes.org/?p=6421

Chapter 17: Engines of Advancement

Core Chapter Concept : Libraries must make visible the value they bring to their communities.

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