- Title Pages
- The Field Guide Online
- 1 Librarianship—Full Stop
- 2 They Named the Building after Us
- 3 The Mission of Librarians
- 4 Knowledge Creation
- 5 Facilitation
- 6 Participatory Systems
- 7 Improve Society
- 8 Librarians
- 9 Pragmatic Utopians
- 10 What Is a Library?
- 11 Saving Money and the World
- 12 A Platform for Knowledge Development
- 13 Fitting Knowledge in a Box
- 14 Academic Libraries
- 15 School Libraries
- 16 Public Libraries
- 17 Engines of Advancement
- 18 Coda
- Excursus: From Mission to Missionary
- Facilitating New Librarianship Learning
- Observations from the Field
- FAQs (Frequently Argued Questions)
- Discussion Points
- Additional Reading
- (p.1) 1 Librarianship—Full Stop
- The New Librarianship Field Guide
R. David Lankes
- The MIT Press
Librarians are radical positive change agents that choose to make a difference. From Alexandria to Ferguson there are many examples of active librarianship. This chapter covers these ideas as well as basic terminology such as “radical,” “member,” and community. The relationship between the field guide and the Atlas of New Librarianship is discussed.
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