Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century

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In this thought-provoking work, one of the world's leading library educators and thinkers seeks to bring a set of core values back into focus by considering the questions on the minds of most librarians today.

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Michael E. Gorman, PhD, is a professor at the University of Virginia, where he has taught such classes as ""Scientific and Technological Thinking"" and ""Social Implications of Nanotechnology."" From 2000-2003, he was Chair of the Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Psychology of Science and Technology.

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"Gorman's writing is, as always, thoughtful, interesting, and stimulating. The ideas he so eloquently describes are inspirational and remind us of the values that should underlie and inform both strategic planning and day-to-day decisions." --Serials Review

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