Thursday, July 08, 2004
The Enduring Values of Librarianship July 14, 2004 8 AM to 9 AM PacificJoin award-winning author Michael Gorman (ALA President 2005-2006) for an exploration of "The Enduring Values of Librarianship," a presentation based on his book, Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century, which received the 2001 Highsmith Award for the best book on librarianship.Michael Gorman will explore the meaning of "values" and their applicability to libraries in an age of technological and societal change. He will discuss the definition of values and the way in which they can be used to obtain positive results in daily work, planning, and assessment. He will also discuss the "library as place." His analysis, based on the study of many library-related and other books and writings, led him to conclude that the eight core values of librarianship are: Stewardship, Service, Intellectual freedom, Rationalism, Literacy and learning, Equity of access, Privacy, and Democracy.Registration is required.
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