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WHAT'S NEW IN LIBRARIES

WHAT'S NEW IN LIBRARIES Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to suggest that librarians and libraries must demonstrate rationalization of, and innovation in, the library, with the goal of ensuring a sustainable future for both the profession and the institution. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, literature review and commentary on this topic have been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners. Findings – Myth-shattering remains as critical for the library’s survival as is a forward-facing posture. If the public, the funders, grantors, legislators and other government entities can recognize the continuing need filled by the library, not only as a welcoming and respected center of a community, but as a knowledge hub brimming with research to support innovation, the rationalization regarding its continuance will be unnecessary. Originality/value – The value in addressing this issue is to highlight the libraries must be viewed not only as a symbol of stability in the community but also as innovators. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

WHAT'S NEW IN LIBRARIES

New Library World , Volume 115 (5/6): 4 – May 6, 2014

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/NLW-03-2014-0030
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to suggest that librarians and libraries must demonstrate rationalization of, and innovation in, the library, with the goal of ensuring a sustainable future for both the profession and the institution. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, literature review and commentary on this topic have been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners. Findings – Myth-shattering remains as critical for the library’s survival as is a forward-facing posture. If the public, the funders, grantors, legislators and other government entities can recognize the continuing need filled by the library, not only as a welcoming and respected center of a community, but as a knowledge hub brimming with research to support innovation, the rationalization regarding its continuance will be unnecessary. Originality/value – The value in addressing this issue is to highlight the libraries must be viewed not only as a symbol of stability in the community but also as innovators.

Journal

New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: May 6, 2014

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