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The Heart of Librarianship
The Heart of Librarianship: Attentive, Positive, and Purposeful Change | Michael Stephens
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While full of tales of innovation, ideas that challenge our practice, and a regular dose of critical thinking, these pages are likewise full of humanism and heart. Brian Kenney, Director at White Plains Public Library (NY); from the Foreword Adaptation to change thats based on thoughtful planning and grounded in the mission of libraries: its a model that respected LIS thinker and educator Michael Stephens terms hyperlinked librarianship. And the result, for librarians in leadership positions as well as those working on the front lines, is flexible librarianship thats able to stay closely aligned with the needs and wants of library users. In this collection of essays from his Office Hours columns in Library Journal, Stephens explores the issues and emerging trends that are transforming the profession. Among the topics he discusses are: the importance of accessible, welcoming, and responsive library environments that invite open and equitable participation, and which factors are preventing many libraries from ramping up community engagement and user-focused services;challenges, developments, and emerging opportunities in the field, including new ways to reach users and harness curiosity;considerations for prospective librarians, from knowing what you want out of the profession to learning how to aim for it;why LIS curriculum and teaching styles need to evolve;mentoring and collaboration; andthe concept of the library as classroom, a participatory space to experiment with new professional roles, new technologies, and new ways of interacting with patrons.Bringing together ideas for practice, supporting evidence from recent research, and insights into what lies ahead, this book will inform and inspire librarians of all types.
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I had to share this I can‘t stop 🤣🤣🤣

Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
rachelm Omg lol 1mo
Sace Hilarious! 1mo
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SassyBookworm I‘d be like thanks keep the kid for me while I finish the book 😏😂 1mo
Blueberry Love it ! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣love it!!! 1mo
starlight97 @SassyBookworm haha agree 😃 1mo
Gissy 😂🤣 1mo
Ddzmini @Reviewsbylola , @rachelm , @Sace , @Blueberry , @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @starlight97 and @Gissy that‘s why I had to share this and @SassyBookworm exactly I may not return the books now 🤪 1mo
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Had to share mr. Trowbridge‘s post 🤣🤣🤣💁🏼‍♀️ beautifully said

LibrarianRyan ahhhhhhh 2mo
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SkeletonKey
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Anyone going to ALA this year? Perhaps we could have a meet up?

#ala #americanlibraryassociation #litsyloveslibraries

kamoorephoto I had every plan to, but alas, I am trying to leave my horrible home-life situation. Life is mean sometimes. 6mo
SkeletonKey @kamoorephoto - Oh no! I‘m sorry about the timing but truly happy for you if you‘re getting out of a bad situation. Better things on the horizon. Let me know if you need someone to talk to. 6mo
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Leftcoastzen Thanks for posting. Made me cry too.😢 6mo
BarbaraBB Great item. Very touching. 6mo
KathyWheeler Oh my. And people want to defund libraries.
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TheLudicReader Thanks for sharing. Wish everyone who thinks libraries are dispensable could see it, too. 6mo
Librarybelle Thank you for posting! This was incredibly touching, and as a librarian, it makes me proud of my profession. 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Libraries are wonderful, have used them my whole life❤️ 6mo
LeahBergen Oh my. 😭😭 6mo
SW-T Wonderful story. I wish him luck and hope he‘s able to write his book. 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl So moving and I hope he writes his book.. I‘d definitely read his story! 6mo
CarolynM Thanks for sharing❤️ 6mo
Reggie 😢Yay libraries and I hope Josh writes his book. 6mo
TrishB @Librarybelle you should be very proud 👍🏻 6mo
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