ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for Best Book in Library Literature

About the ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for Best Book in Library Literature
To recognize those who improve management principles and practice, understanding and application of new techniques, or further the education of librarians or other information specialists.

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2012 Winner(s)

The Atlas of New Librarianship

by R. David Lankes; Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of ALA, and The MIT Press

In his book, Lankes articulates a new purpose for librarianship: “The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.”  He envisions a profession based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning which are created through conversations.  The innovatively structured text, graphics and accompanying website are designed to stimulate further conversation about the field of librarianship.