[Reposted on May 13, because Blogger ate the original.]
When I first caught wind ofThe Atlas of New Librarianship,I was so excited thatI think I peed my pants a little bit. According to the press releases, the author, R. David Lankes, had created a monumental survey of the theoretical foundations of librarianship. Hewas going to advocate”a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning.”Early reviewsby assorted library luminaries were glowing, and ACRL was making a big to-do aboutthe book’s release. All in all, this book is a BIG DEAL.So, imagine my excitement when my copy arrived. Here I am, keenly interested in the philosophical foundations of librarianship (and information science) and I finally get to read the book that promises to set it all straight!
My initial reaction after reading this hefty tome can be…
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