Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'philosophy of librarianship'

3d printing, library missions, and things beside the point

January 4th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

I’d thought my next blog post would be part of yesterday’s thread about organizational change, but it turns out this morning my coffee and I can’t stop rereading Hugh Rundle’s Mission creep – a 3d printer will not save your library, and David Lankes’ passionate response about how he believes Rundle is missing the point, [...]

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the second plank in my philosophy of librarianship

July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

One of the great gifts of my first master’s degree was the chance to have conversations with Cicero. Unlike most students, I read his letters first. Not the speeches, rich and looping clauses by a man always insecure that people wouldn’t think as highly of him as he craved, a man from the country and [...]

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the first plank in my philosophy of librarianship

December 16th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

‘Tis the season to write what-I-learned-in-2011 posts, and I’ve been turning that over in my head but making no progress, because I’m fundamentally more interested in how to change the world in 2012. But there is one thought that keeps bubbling to the surface, the first plank in my philosophy of librarianship. (Which I haven’t [...]

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