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The New Librarianship Field Guide$
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R. David Lankes

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262529082

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262529082.001.0001

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The Mission of Librarians

The Mission of Librarians

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(p.17) 3 The Mission of Librarians
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The New Librarianship Field Guide
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R. David Lankes

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262529082.003.0003

The chapter presents the mission of librarians: to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. This mission is grounded in the history of libraries and librarianship. The two parts of the mission are reviewed: the goal (improve society) and the methods (facilitating knowledge creation).

Keywords:   Mission, History, worldview

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