The field guide seeks to outline an approach to librarianship, librarians, and libraries based on knowledge, learning, and community engagement. The first part of the book covers the mission, skills, and values of librarians. Librarians are defined as builders of participatory systems to aid communities in making smarter decisions. The second portion of the book outlines libraries as institutions and as platforms for community engagement. The final part of the book outlines methods for teaching New Librarianship concepts including frequently debated points.
|Print publication date: 2016||Print ISBN-13: 9780262529082|
|Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017||DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262529082.001.0001|