New Librarianship

What is New Librarianship? It is librarianship recast through a focus on communities and knowledge over collections and buildings. It is about the “why” of libraries and librarianship over the “how.” It all starts with the mission of the librarian:

The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities

This approach is detailed in the Atlas of New Librarianship, and is being extended in the forthcoming Radical’s Guide to New Librarianship. It also includes tools for librarians like the New Librarianship MOOC (used by over 3,000 participants) and non-librarians like Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.

This page serves as simply a cover for these projects and the deeper content for you to explore.

Cover Image: Expect More
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The Atlas of New LibrarianshipExpect MoreNew Librarianship Master ClassThe New Librarianship Field Guide