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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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Saving Money and the World

Saving Money and the World

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(p.103) 11 Saving Money and the World
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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/9780262529082.003.0011

There are many reasons for libraries, but all of them involve making a community a better place. Justifications of libraries are reviewed: collective buying agent, economic stimulus, center of learning, safety net, steward of cultural heritage, third space, cradle of democracy, symbol of community aspirations.

Keywords:   Justifications, cultural heritage, democracy, third space, learning, stimulus, aspirations, community

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