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Title:Librarians As Environmental Activists
Author(s):Schneiderman, Michael
Subject(s):Environmental protection --Information services
Abstract:Librarians are sometimes thought to be classic passive resources-seen and not heard peacefully waiting for their clientele to approach. Incentive is supposed to come from users while librarians wait to serve. Therefore much librarianship seems devoted to preparing to satisfy people who may show up on their own. Whatever degree of validity this view has for most libraries, it is unacceptable for environmental libraries and for environmental collections in general libraries. These libraries and collections cannot be wallflowers. The passive view makes too little of them. The rest of the papers for this conference deal with the passive functions of environmental libraries; I will deal with some of the important active functions.
Issue Date:1972
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In G.S. Bonn (ed). 1972. Information resources in the environmental sciences; Papers presented at the 18th annual Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 4-11.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (18th : 1972)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1592
ISSN:0536-4604
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1972.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-17


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