New Librarianship Master Class

This collection of videos provides a foundation for practicing librarians and library science students in new librarianship. It builds off The Atlas of New Librarianship, the 2012 ABC CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature (authored by R. David Lankes, a professor and Dean's Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse) and seeks to generate discussion about the future direction of the profession.

The vision for a new librarianship must go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet; it must provide a durable foundation for the field. R. David Lankes recasts librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created though conversation. New librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation; they seek to enrich, capture, store, and disseminate the conversations of their communities.

Subject coverage: library science

Location: Web (remote access available)