Our Own Selves: More Meditations for Librarians

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American Library Association, 2005 - 224 páginas
In Our Own Selves, Michael Gorman creates 100 new meditations specifically addressing the issues at the heart of the library profession. Reaffirming the value of librarianship and reintroducing the joys that make it unlike any other vocation, Gorman expands and follows up on his popular first collection of meditations.
 

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A follow-up to Gorman's first collection of meditations, Our Singular Strengths , this book has ten chapters--"Reading and Books," "Places," "People," "Values," "Library Services," "Then and Now ... Leer comentario completo

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Through the Years
1086 and All That
Libraries and the Internet
A Library Quarterly
Another Library Quarterly
Educating Librarians
The Beginning of the Global Village
On the Burning of Books

The Power of Childrens Books
Four Centuries of Information Overload
Places
The Quincy Library Group
Old Library New Museum
The Library Hotel
Franks Library
The School Library
Trains and Boats and Planes
Ancient and Modern
The Southern California Library
The Bodleian Library
The Ventriloquist and the Boston Public Library
People
Colleagues in Schism
The Life of the Mind
Micromanage This
L Stanley Jast
The Library Character
Whats in a Title?
Librarians in History
The Amherst Tales
Vartan Gregorian
A Good Gray Profession
Values
The Absurdities of Censorship
Culture High and Low
The Limits of Intellectual Freedom?
Patriotic Acts?
The Bibliosphere
Rules of Conduct
Looking Backward Living Forward
The Greater Good
Data Protection
Civil Rights
Library Cervices
Many Tongues
Libraries Unplugged?
The Cataloguer
The Belligerent Librarian
Storehouse of the Human Record
Information Commons
The Human Factor
What Is a Librarian?
The Lapsed Cataloguer
The Death of the Reference Book
Then and Now
The Core of Our Profession
Bastille Day
Technology
The Allure of Paper
The Dangerous Enticements of Predictions
The Quest for Authenticity
The Changing Freshman
Unitask Me Please
The NeverFading Image
What Is a Document?
Books of Photographs
Filters
Information Technology
Practicalities
FundRaising
Maps
Doing a Lot
The Curse of PowerPoint
A Virtual Alexandria?
Animal Vegetable and Mineral
The Little Engine That Sometimes Couldnt
Black Swans
No Child Left Unhurried
Avert the Boots
The Eightfold Path
The Fourth Noble Truth
Right View and Right Understanding
RightDirected Thought
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Proper Mindfulness
Right Concentration
The Golden Rule
This and That
Serendipitydoodah
Bright Shiny and Evanescent
Blogs
Beyond the Boundaries
Singing the Library
Rocks of Ages
The Peoples Information
Music Librarians
Hispanic Latino Chicano?
Retirement
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Acerca del autor (2005)

Michael Gorman is dean of library services at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno.

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