January 25, 2022

The Global Librarian: A Book/Ebook From Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and ACRL/NY

Here’s info about a print-on-demand book and/or ebook that we think many of you will want to take a look at.

From a Joint News Release and Blog Post:

In the US and around the world, talented librarians are asserting themselves anew in the digital age, proving that they continue to be invaluable resources in the 21st century. The Global Librarian shares these stories. 

Produced by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and the New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY), The Global Librarian demonstrates that librarians have designed and implemented creative ways in which to serve the information and knowledge creation needs of their patrons, directly and remotely.

With contributions from over 25 professionals working in wildly different libraries across the world, and with 17 case studies celebrating the innovative programs and services offered by library professionals, The Global Librarian highlights the important relationships librarians forge within their local communities and aims to shine a light on the vital role played by librarians today and reveal their ambitions for tomorrow.

The Global Librarian was initially released as an ebook in the Summer of 2013, and a new Print-On-Demand version is now available from all major online POD book outlets. The ebook version is also being offered at a discounted rate of $4.99 for the remainder of October.

“This book is a response to the shortsighted perceptions that libraries and professional librarians are obsolete in the age of the internet,” says Jason Kucsma, Executive Director of METRO. ACRL/NY President, Carrie Netzer Wajda adds, “Libraries are essential democratic institutions that provide access to information, technology, and expertise to people from all walks of life, and the librarians featured in The Global Librarian are just a small sample of professionals actively working to tailor their services to the changing expectations of their constituent communities.”

The Global Librarian was edited by Jason Kucsma (METRO); Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas (People Interact); Caroline Fuchs and Carrie Netzer Wajda (ACRL/NY).

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.