- 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.73) 8 Librarians
- The New Librarianship Field Guide
R. David Lankes
- The MIT Press
Librarians are principled professionals engaged with their communities in transformative social engagement. Types of librarian preparation are discussed (librarian by education, by title, and by spirit) as well as an overview of the Salzburg Curriculum is presented. Competencies for librarians are discussed: transformative social engagement; technology; asset management; cultural skills; knowledge, learning, and innovation; and management for participation.
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