Journal Article (Preprint): “Personal Librarian Philosophies: Discovering Meaning in What We Do”
The journal article linked to below will be published in portal: Libraries and the Academy (23.2).
Personal Librarian Philosophies: Discovering Meaning in What We Do
University of Manitoba
portal: Libraries and the Academy
Volume 23, Number 2
This article summarizes and explores personal librarian philosophies. Much like widely known teaching philosophies, librarian philosophies are statements that reflect an individual’s standards and beliefs about their vocation. These statements can be used to incorporate meaning, identity, and direction into professional practice. As a form of self-reflection, personal philosophies allow librarians to delve into their professional values and give meaning to their lifework. There is little literature on personal librarian philosophies; this article describes the concept and how a librarian can develop such a philosophy.
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8 pages; PDF.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.