THE ATLAS OF NEW LIBRARIANSHIP



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THE ATLAS OF NEW LIBRARIANSHIP

R. David Lankes

The MIT Press

Cambridge, Massachusetts

London, England

Association of College & Research Libraries

A Division of the American Library Association





This book is dedicated to Joanne Silverstein, who, from the time we were doctoral students together, has always been my intellectual traveling companion.





Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

An Introduction to the Atlas

Navigating the Future

The Foundations of the Atlas

Finding a Center in the Dynamic

A Note on Rhetoric

The Atlas

A Note on Visualization

How to Navigate the Atlas

Readers of the Atlas

Limitations of the Atlas

Threads

Mission

The Mission of Librarians Is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in Their Communities

Importance of Worldview

Longitude Example

Importance of Theory and Deep Concepts

Libraries and Theory

Conversation Theory

Credibility

Other Informative Concepts and Theories

Dialectic Theories

Sense-Making

Motivation Theories

Motivation

Learning Theory

Constructivism

Postmodernism

Creating a New Social Compact

Evolution of the Social Compact

Thread Conclusion

Knowledge Creation

The Mission of Librarians Is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in Their Communities

Knowledge Is Created through Conversation

Conversation Theory

Conversants

Service Is Not Invisibility

Language

Evolution of Systems

System View

User-Based Design

User Systems

Social Network Sites

Agreements

Artifacts

Source Amnesia

Invest in Tools of Creation over Collection of Artifacts

Death of Documents

Memory

Entailment Mesh

Annotations

Limitations of Tagging

Cataloging Relationships

Scapes

Reference Extract

Libraries Are in the Knowledge Business, Therefore the Conversation Business

Facilitating

The Mission of Librarians Is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in Their Communities

True Facilitation Means Shared Ownership

Members Not Patrons or Users

Means of Facilitation

Access

Publisher of Community

Shared Shelves with the Community

Meeting Spaces

Knowledge

Library Instruction

Need for an Expanded Definition of Literacy

Gaming

Social Literacy

Environment

Motivation

Intrinsic

Extrinsic

Thread Conclusion

Communities

The Mission of Librarians Is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in Their Communities

Pressure for Participation

Boundary Issues

Digital Environments

Internet Model Example

Infrastructure Providers

TCP/IP

Application Builders

Open Source

Information Services

Web 2.0

User

Credibility

From Authority to Reliability

Authoritative versus Authoritarian

Putting It All Together: The Participatory Digital Library

Physical Environments

Topical Centers with Curriculum

Hybrid Environments

Different Communities Librarians Serve

Public

Free Library of Philadelphia

Entrepreneurium

Writing Center

Music Center

Academic

Issues of Institutional Repositories

Scholarly Communications

Government

Department of Justice

Assessment

Mapping Conversations

Special

School

Growing Importance of Two-Way Infrastructure

Archives

Go to the Conversation

Embedded Librarians

Truly Distributed Digital Library

Thread Conclusion

Improve Society

The Mission of Librarians Is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in Their Communities

Importance of Action and Activism

Service

Service Is Not Invisibility

Core Values

Learning

Openness

Intellectual Freedom and Safety

Intellectually Honest Not Unbiased

Ethics

Social Justice Issues

Policy

Democracy and Openness Overshadowed by Technology

Innovation

Innovation versus Entrepreneurship

Creating an Agenda

Risks of Data

Leadership

Obligation of Leadership

Thread Conclusion

Librarians

The Mission of Librarians Is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in Their Communities

Core Skills

Transition of Traditional Skills

Information Organization

Cataloging Relationships

Evolution of Integrated Library Systems

Information Seeking

Public Service

Reference

Collection Development

Community as Collection

Issues of Institutional Repositories

Administration

Warehousing Functions

Shelving

Circulation

Importance of Technical Skills

Ambiguity Is Essential for Professional Work

Ability to Work in Interdisciplinary Teams

Relation to Other Domains

Information Science

Getting Past the L v I Debate

Communications

Computer Science

Humanities

Education

Paraprofessionals

LIS Education

Shift in Innovation from Academy to Ubiquity

Co-Learning

Increase Friction in the Process

Every Course Has Symposia and Practica

Curriculum of Communication and Change over Traditional Ideas of Leadership

Recognize a School as a Participatory Network

From School to School of Thought

Avoiding the Florentine Dilemma

Need to Expand the Educational Ladder

Bachelor of Information and Instructional Design

Need for an Executive Doctorate

Institute for Advanced Librarianship Idea

Vital Roles of Mentors

Obligation of Leadership and Thread Conclusion

Threads Postscript

Practitioners

Library and Information Science Scholars

Students

Members

The Whole Community of Librarianship

Web Citations

Agreement Supplements

Ability to Work in Interdisciplinary Teams

Academic

Access

Administration

Agreements

Ambiguity Is Essential for Professional Work

Annotations

Application Builders

Archives

Artifacts

Assessment

Authoritative versus Authoritarian

Avoiding the Florentine Dilemma

Bachelor of Information and Instructional Design

Boundary Issues

Cataloging Relationships

Circulation

Co-Learning

Collection Development

Communications

Community as Collection

Computer Science

Constructivism

Conversants

Conversation Theory

Core Skills

Core Values

Creating a New Social Compact

Creating an Agenda

Credibility

Curriculum of Communication and Change over Traditional Ideas of Leadership

Death of Documents

Democracy and Openness Overshadowed by Technology

Department of Justice

Dialectic Theories

Different Communities Librarians Serve

Digital Environments

EDUCATION

Embedded Librarians

Entailment Mesh

Entrepreneurium

Environment

Ethics

Every Course Has Symposia and Practica

Evolution of Integrated Library Systems

Evolution of Systems

Evolution of the Social Compact

Extrinsic

Free Library of Philadelphia

From Authority to Reliability

From School to School of Thought

Gaming

Getting Past the L v I Debate

Go to the Conversation

Government

Growing Importance of Two-Way Infrastructure

Humanities

Hybrid Environments

Importance of a Worldview

Importance of Action and Activism

Importance of Technical Skills

Importance of Theory and Deep Concepts

Increase Friction in the Process

Information Organization

Information Science

Information Seeking

Information Services

Infrastructure Providers

Innovation

Innovation versus Entrepreneurship

Institute for Advanced Librarianship Idea

Intellectual Freedom and Safety

Intellectually Honest Not Unbiased

Internet Model Example

Intrinsic

Invest in Tools of Creation over Collection of Artifacts

Issues of Institutional Repositories

Knowledge

Knowledge Is Created through Conversation

L0

L1

Language

Leadership

Learning

Learning Theory

Libraries Are in the Knowledge Business, Therefore the Conversation Business

Library Instruction

Limitations of Tagging

LIS Education

Longitude Example

Mapping Conversations

Massive Scale

Means of Facilitation

Meeting Spaces

Members Not Patrons or Users

Memory

Motivation

Motivation Theories

Music Center

Need for an Executive Doctorate

Need for an Expanded Definition of Literacy

Need to Expand the Educational Ladder

Obligation of Leadership

Open Source

Openness

Paraprofessionals

Physical Environments

Policy

Postmodernism

Pressure for Participation

Public

Public Service

Publisher of Community

Recognize a School as a Participatory Network

Reference

Reference Extract

Relation to Other Domains

Risks of Data

Scapes

Scholarly Communications

School

School Information Management Systems

Selective Dissemination of Information

Sense-Making

Service

Service Is Not Invisibility

Shared Shelves with the Community

Shelving

Shift in Innovation from Academy to Ubiquity

Social Justice Issues

Social Literacy

Social Network Sites

Source Amnesia

Special

System View

TCP-IP

The Mission of Librarians Is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in Their Communities

Topical Centers with Curriculum

Transition of Traditional Skills

True Facilitation Means Shared Ownership

Truly Distributed Digital Library

User

User Systems

User-Based Design

Vital Roles of Mentors

Warehousing Functions

Web 2.0

Writing Center

Atlas Postscript