By Michael Stephens
Brian Kenney, Director at White Plains Public Library (NY); from the Foreword
Adaptation to alter that’s in keeping with considerate making plans and level-headed within the undertaking of libraries: it’s a version that revered LIS philosopher and educator Michael Stephens phrases “hyperlinked librarianship.” And the outcome, for librarians in management positions in addition to these engaged on front traces, is versatile librarianship that’s in a position to remain heavily aligned with the wishes and needs of library clients. during this choice of essays from his “Office Hours” columns in Library magazine, Stephens explores the problems and rising traits which are remodeling the career. one of the issues he discusses are:
the value of available, welcoming, and responsive library environments that invite open and equitable participation, and which components are combating many libraries from ramping up neighborhood engagement and user-focused services;
challenges, advancements, and rising possibilities within the box, together with new how one can succeed in clients and harness curiosity;
considerations for potential librarians, from understanding what you will have out of the career to studying how you can goal for it;
why LIS curriculum and instructing types have to evolve;
mentoring and collaboration; and
the thought of the library as school room, a participatory house to scan with new expert roles, new applied sciences, and new methods of interacting with patrons.
Bringing jointly rules for perform, aiding facts from contemporary examine, and insights into what lies forward, this publication will tell and encourage librarians of all types.