By Michael Gorman

within the virtually 15 years given that Our Enduring Values was once released, there was a sea switch within the manner a lot of the area thinks approximately and makes use of libraries. younger librarians and pro LIS pros alike are experiencing expanding strain to regulate to new fiscal, societal, and technological calls for amidst the often-dire rhetoric at present surrounding the way forward for our associations. during this stirring manifesto, public highbrow, librarian, and thinker Gorman addresses head at the “existential panic” between library pros attributable to the unconventional shift in how libraries are considered. He reconnects readers with the middle values that proceed to motivate generations of library execs and scholars—while making the case that those values are doubly an important to carry directly to within the courageous new transferring global of librarianship. Destined to develop into one other vintage of library literature, this publication explores such modern concerns as
The becoming emphasis of the library as a cultural establishment, putting libraries inside their cultural context as accumulating areas for studying, entry to details, and community
The effect of technological strategies on center values corresponding to entry and stewardship
Library areas and areas of the future
How the mass digitization of books, documents, and different fabrics impacts the aim and serve as of libraries
Intellectual freedom and privateness within the period of the PATRIOT Act, Wikileaks, and Edward Snowden
The function of libraries as either champions and facilitators of social justice
Inspirational but clear-sighted, Gorman emphatically reaffirms the significance of libraries and librarians whereas providing a course for destiny survival and growth.

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