Daily Archives: April 28, 2012

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Defining Authentic Librarianship – Rick Anderson

Don’t miss: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/04/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/defining-authentic-librarianship-peer-to-peer-review/ So here’s how I propose to use the idea in this column: to me, authentic librarianship is motivated primarily by concern for those we serve as librarians, rather than by concern for our own agendas or preferences. To be more specific, “authentic” would describe professional practice that is motivated by all of the following: Concern for the success of the library’s patrons in their particular tasks Concern for the long-term intellectual welfare of the library’s patrons Desire to further the goals of the library’s sponsoring institution How can you know whether a librarian is acting in an […]