by Michael E. GormanI've been feeling a little lost in the library lately, weary of arguing for things in the organization that I thought we all agreed about, like - oh, being a public service organization? And just generally feeling in need of some, well - professional centering, and so I've reserved a stack of titles to help me get my librarian feet back under me, and get straight with what I'm up to, why I'm here, what we're all doing (or trying to do) here, and to what all this is tending. This is the first one I've cracked, and although it is proving to be more head-nodding confirmation that thought-provoking for me, it is pretty much what I needed.The false-dichotomies between virtual and 'brick & mortar' libraries that are so strong throughout this title seem to have progressed very little in the years that have passed since this came out. There are quite a few good leads here to some of the best and most interesting 20th century thinkers in the field, and Gorman himself is no slouch, and is reasonable and balanced throughout. A good and even necessary read for newbies and jaded oldsters.
|Title||Our Enduring Values|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Author||Michael E. Gorman|
|Publisher||American Library Association|
|File size||1.5 Mb|
|Book rating||4.25 (65 votes)