News: The Heart of Librarianship by Michael Stephens from ALA Editions



For me, the heart of librarianship is learning. It’s a cyclical process of support, engagement, and discovery with deep roots in the concepts of service, access, and freedom to pursue interests of all kinds. No matter what type of institution, someone is gaining knowledge, finding information, or creating something new based on our facilitation. And in my opinion, the role of facilitator and guide is best delivered with humanity and heart.
(Fom the Preface)

MSbook

ALA Editions has gathered and published five plus years of my “Office Hours” columns from Library Journal as a book entitled The Heart of Librarianship. The book also has new sections devoted to the overarching themes in my work and a Foreword by Brian Kenney

Chapters include:

  • The Hyperlinked Librarian
  • Scanning the Horizon
  • Considerations for Prospective Librarians
  • Communities of Practice
  • A Curriculum for Librarianship
  • Infinite Learning

More here: http://tametheweb.com/the-heart-of-librarianship/