36 books — 8 voters
Library science (often termed library studies or library and information science) is an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources; and the political economy of information.
Advancing the Field of Librarianship
Teen Books Recommendations for Jeane's Teen Materials Class!
110 books — 20 voters
On Archiving, Cataloging, and Information Science
18 books — 2 voters
“ ...artificial intelligence will become a major human rights issue in the twenty-first century. ”
“ A library is a place to go for a reality check, a bracing dose of literature, or a "true reflection of our history," whether it's a brick-and-mortar building constructed a century ago or a fanciful arrangement of computer codes. The librarian is the organizer, the animating spirit behind it, and the navigator. Her job is to create order out of the confusion of the past, even as she enables us to blast into the future. ...more ”
[close] A place for us to suggest and discuss books we feel are important to the Information Professions, or to society in general.
5 members, last active 2 years ago
A group for any students attending SU's MLIS program. Use it for networking, book suggestions, w…more
[close] A group for any students attending SU's MLIS program. Use it for networking, book suggestions, whatever!
7 members, last active 6 years ago
[close] Will is the author of twenty-two popular Kindle books in English, Spanish, and French which have gone to #1 in the USA and have sold in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, France, Germany, India, Australia, Italy, and Japan. He is a former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief, designer, and he is a speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Mr. Jiang's critically-acclaimed autobiography is "A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope". Mr Jiang and his intense 20+ year struggle with schizophrenia is iconoclastic because he challenges us to think differently about stereotypes of mental illness. His peers would be world movers like Philip K. Dick, John Nash, and Elyn Saks. Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang's life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even "wise teacher".
9 members, last active 5 years ago
A different version of a reading group started a million years ago. What we're reading, book dis…more
[close] A different version of a reading group started a million years ago. What we're reading, book discussions, professional development -- WHATEVER! The group was: A low key professional development reading group for librarians and other staff of the Milwaukee Public Library.
19 members, last active one year ago