The Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility and Professional Identity

Title

The Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility and Professional Identity

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Description

Generation X includes those individuals born roughly between the years 1961 and 1981. This generation has faced unique advances in technology, environmental degradation, and widening economic injustice, all of which affect libraries and librarians. This collection of critical essays showcases the unique qualities and challenges that face Generation X librarians. Topics covered include management and leadership, rapidly changing technology, social attitudes and stereotypes within popular culture, and how Generation X librarians have responded to or developed upon those themes. This book fills many of the gaps present in the professional literature on librarianship and our younger generations.

ISBN

9780786463091

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

McFarland & Co.

City

Jefferson, NC

Keywords

Librarians, Effect of technological innovations on, Professional ethics, Library administration, Library science, Social aspects, Psychology, Attitudes United States

Disciplines

Library and Information Science