21st Century Librarianship Reading List


I ran across this list among my resources, and it reminded me that I had not shared it with you readers. So here it is. I must admit that I have not read ALL of these references, but they come highly recommended. (Please forgive my abuse of the APA citation format.)

General Information

Hale, M. (1991). Library and Information Science Research: Perspectives and strategies for Improvement, “Paradigm Shift in Library and Information Science”. Eds. Charles R. McClure and Peter Hernon. Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corp.

Prensky, M. “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”, On the Horizon (MCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001) Retrieved from: http://www.marcprensky.com/

Trilling, Bernie, & Fadel, Charles. (2009). 21st century skills: Learning for life in our times. Jossey-Bass.

Learning vs. Teaching

Barr, R. B. & Tagg, J. (1995, November/December). From teaching to learning: a new paradigm for undergraduate education. Change, 27(6), 13-25.

Burger, M. (2006). In defense of lecturing. Change, 38(6), 30. Retrieved from http://fp.arizona.edu/

Grassian, E. & Kaplowitz, J. (2009) Information Literary Instruction: Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman.

Hansen, E. J. & Stephens, J. A. (2000). The ethics of learner-centered education: Dynamics that impede the process. Change, 33, 41-47.

21st Century Patrons

Bengston, V.L, Biblarz, T.J. & Roberts, R.E.L. (2002). How families still matter : A longitudinal study of youth in two generations. New York: Cambridge University Press

Gardner, S. & Eng, S. (2005). What students want: Generation Y and the changing function of the academic library. Libraries and the Academy, 5(3), 405-420.

Hand, M (2005). The people’s network: Self-education and empowerment in the public library. Information, Communication & Society, 8(3), 368-393.

Small, G. & Vorgin, G. (2008). iBrain: Surviving the technological alteration of the modern mind. New York: HarperCollins.

Smith, J.W. & Clurman, A. (2007) Generation ageless: how baby boomers are changing the way we live today … and they’re just getting started. New York: HarperCollins.

Librarianship in an information society

Cassell, K. A. and U. Hiremath (2009) Reference and Information Service in the 21st Century, 2nd ed. (Neal-Schuman).

Dudden, Rosalind. (2007). Using Benchmarking, Needs Assessment, Quality Improvement, Outcome Measurement, and Library Standards, New York: Neal-Schuman, pp 19-56.

Reich, J. (2009, Saturday, July 11). In schools, a fire wall that works too well. The Washington Post. Retrieved from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/

Random, R. ( ) Librarianship in the Information Age: Do We Need Librarians? Retrieved from: http://bpm.slis.indiana.edu/

Schull, D. (2004). The civic library: A model for 21st century participation. Advances in Librarianship, 28. 55-81.

Schiff, S. (2006). Know it all: Can Wikipedia conquer expertise? The New Yorker, 36-43. Retrieved from: http://www.newyorker.com/

Harold, K. (2001, Spring). Librarianship and the philosophy of information, Library Philosophy and Practice: Volume 3, no. 2 ISSN 1522-0222 Retrieved from: http://unllib.unl.edu/

Hiller, S & Self, J. (2004). “From measurement to management: using data wisely for planning and decision-making.” Library Trends, 53(1): 129-155.

Library and Information Professionals

Agade, J. (1996, December). Information professionals in a globally networked society: an agenda for social skills. FID News Bulletin, 46(12).

Allison, M. & Kaye, J. (2005). Strategic planning for nonprofit organizations: A practical guide and workbook. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Ebbinghouse, C. (2002). Library outsourcing: A new look. Searcher, 10(4), 63-68.

Thomas, N. P. (2004). Information literacy and information skills instruction: Applying research to practice in the school media center. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Sheketoff, E. (2009). Stimulate your library: Local use of federal funds. American Libraries, 26-27.

21st Century Society

Cassell, K. A. and U. Hiremath (2009) Reference and Information Service in the 21st Century, 2nd ed. (Neal-Schuman).

Friedman, T. L. (2005). The world is flat: A brief history of the twenty-first century. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

McLeod, K. (2007). Freedom of expression: Resistance and repression in the age of intellectual property. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Please let me know what resources are missing from this list!

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  1. Joe Matthews

    How about my book “The Customer-Focused Library: Re-Inventing the Public Library From the Outside-In”Libraries Unlimited, 2009? Understanding and viewing the library and its services through the prism of the customer is critical to developing the 21st Century Library!

    And Norman Oder’s LJ’s article “In the Country of Anythink” Nov 15, 2010 issue should be required reading.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
    Have a great Christmas holiday.

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