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  1. Nov 2022
    1. Well, librarians are professionals. We go through a library master's degree program, and we're trained on the job to make book selections for our communities. We build collections that are responsive to the needs of the people we serve. So right now, I'm talking to you from the Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan. My liaison responsibilities here to the School of Labor and Urban Studies and to our urban education program. I'm not going to choose Gender Queer to purchase for our library, not because I'm a censor, but because that's not a book that we need in our collection right now. But I think you can tell that it's not really about the books if you look to some of the particular cases. So, for example, attacks on the Boundary County Library in Northern Idaho. This was the same set of 300 books that they want banned. The extremist right in that part of the state came after the public library there. That library didn't own any of the books that were on the list.

      Librarian training in material selection appropriate for the library's audience

  2. Sep 2022
    1. The “Library First Principles” identified by BTAA call for libraries to become the “long-term guardian and preservers of research products” and support “egalitarian access to the tools of knowledge creation.” BTAA’s call for the effective in-housing of library systems through collaboratively owned and supported infrastructure is pivotal in building a sustainable future for libraries.

      Library First Principles

      As described by the Big Ten Academic Alliance, libraries have a "guardian" and "preserver" role for "research products". This includes not only the content itself, but the systems that store and provide access.

    1. of private librarianship which make up the half ofscientific work." ^

      Renan speaks of "these points

      Renan, Feuilles detachees (Detached leaves), p. 103

      Who is Renan and what specifically does this source say?

      It would seem that, like Beatrice Webb, the authors and Renan may all consider this sort of note taking method to have a scientific underpinning.

  3. Dec 2021
    1. This guide is great for helping librarians learn the skills to help teach seniors technology

    2. Lack of perceived benefit or need.

      Had a patron get mad with me because I told them I discover new music through YouTube and other social media. He was one that asked me about it, in the first the place.

    3. Negative feelings about social media.

      Not true when people such as Lynn “Lynja” Davis from Cooking with Lynja, is one the most popular cooks on TikTok when is 77 and retired. She literally has more followers than everyone I know personally combined.

      Side note Dan Povenmire is the creator of Phineas and Ferb maybe only 58, but he is literally one the best thing on TikTok other than Lynja of course

    4. Had a patron get mad with me because I told them I discover new music through YouTube and other social media. He was one that asked me about it, in the first the place.

  4. Nov 2019
  5. May 2018
    1. with such expectations, job creep can become a common phenomenon. The problem with job creep manifests in multiple ways. One, what employees originally did voluntarily is no longer considered “extra” but instead is simply viewed as in-role job performance, which leads to more and more responsibilities and less time in which to accomplish them

      This is important and troubling — as an academic librarian, while my job does change and evolve, I don't experience the same level of job creep as those in public librarianship. This entire article has been insightful about the concerns of a large percentage of those in the library work force, and I wonder what can be done (as someone in the academic sphere) to make things better for colleagues in other types of library jobs who are dealing with this stress.

    2. Indeed, the first Western librarians were members of religious orders

      I disagree with this statement. It is important to acknowledge the long-standing tradition of libraries themselves and their place in society before Christianity. Libraries were also often housed in religious spaces (such as the Mouseion in Alexandria), and people filling social roles that would evolve into the modern librarians have existed since the Sumerians, and there were people filling these roles in Western societies in the Classical world.

    3. Their narratives of receiving the “call” to librarianship often fall right in line with Martin Luther’s description of vocation as the ways a person serves God and his neighbour through his work in the world.

      They also fall in line with things like the Hippocratic Oath, where ideals of professional ethics and norms are sworn upon entering a profession and treated as an oath in either a sacred or secular context. In a critical information literacy context, where many of our institutions within librarianship are admittedly flawed by our intrinsic biases (especially the colonialist and white biases of modern Western — especially USA — libraries), it becomes even more important to teach and discuss professional ethics as a counter to holding unrealistic ideas about what our profession is and does. http://www.ala.org/tools/ethics

  6. Aug 2016
    1. Page 10

      Borgman on the merging of primary and secondary information sources .

      primary and secondary information sources long to be treated as a dichotomy, with different strands of research on each. Sociologist of science study the context in which primary data are produced, or primary archivists are concerned with how those that are captured, managed, and preserved. Researchers in the field of information studies and communication investigate how scholarly publications are written, disseminated, sought, used, and reference. Librarians select, collect, organize, conserve, preserve, and provide access to scholarly publications and print and digital form. Little research has explored the continuum from primary to secondary sources, much less the entire lifecycle from data generation through the preservation of scholarly products that set those data in context.

  7. Jul 2015
    1. I began to wonder if by merely assessing the mechanistic aspects of cataloging work we were missing out on an opportunity to include broader social concepts in our assessment and planning processes

      yes, this! I'm really interested in this

    1. Mr. Obama has already tapped executives in Silicon Valley companies to help with technology problems in his administration.

      Private sector technologists, while important to work with, would not be good choices IMO, especially considering the need to cut down copyright law and especially considering that libraries often work with the poor and disadvantaged. Considering Silicon Valley's egregious income disparity, I don't think there are many in Silicon Valley who would be appropriate for this position.

      Why is it always that the most notable position in a largely FEMALE profession, has been held exclusively by white men?

    1. The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities

      Lankes, R. David. The Atlas of New Librarianship. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012.