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The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship, Dilevko, Juris
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Author Name:    Dilevko, Juris

Title:   The Politics of Professionalism: A Retro-Progressive Proposal for Librarianship

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Library Juice Press 

ISBN Number:   1936117045 / 9781936117048

Seller ID:   ING9781936117048

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This book presents a retro-progressive proposal for the education of librarians: the removal of library education from the jurisdiction of universities, which in recent decades have become increasingly corporatized, internalizing market-based concepts such as performance metrics and "audit culture" to the extent that, ideologically speaking, they are indistinguishable from corporations. The author presents a detailed, alternative model for library education, building upon Ralph Waldo Emerson's idea of a librarian as a "professor of books."



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