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Beyond measure: Valuing libraries

Chris Bourg

Stanford University Libraries

@mchris4duke

Photo credit:Flickr user tudedude


Valuing libraries
Valuing Libraries

  • Asserting value/s

  • Enacting values

  • Assessing value


“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.”

-Neil Gaiman

Group of Librarians in Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island. ALA Archives - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


“Now that everything is online, do we really need libraries?”

“What do you talk about at a library conference?

The Dewey Decimal System?”

“I’d love to be a librarian … you probably just read all day, right?”

#thingsthatmakelibrarianscry


Photo credit: Flickr user catechism libraries?”

“What you do is the definition of good. It’s very noble and you are very brave.”

-Henry Rollins


Core values
Core Values libraries?”

  • Access

  • Confidentiality/Privacy

  • Democracy

  • Diversity

  • Education and Lifelong Learning

  • Intellectual Freedom

  • Preservation

  • The Public Good

  • Professionalism

  • Service

  • Social Responsibility

Adopted June 29, 2004, by the ALA Council.


Diversity
Diversity libraries?”

“We value our nation's diversity and strive to reflect that diversity by providing a full spectrum of resources and services to the communities we serve.”



bv.stanford.edu libraries?”



“With libraries?”great power comes great responsibility.”

Photo credit: Flickr rpeschetz


Books…Not libraries?”just for reading anymore

Photo credit: Flickr user Call It Crazy


"the legendary Margaret Kimball helped me go through the holdings and find what I needed. Jim Kent, who runs the media and microfilm room at Green Library, and his staff helped me in ways probably best kept between us…"


The rock stars
The rock stars holdings and find what I needed. Jim Kent, who runs the media and microfilm room at Green Library, and his staff helped me in ways probably best kept between us…"

  • Jacque Hettel (@jacquehettel)

  • Bess Sadler (@eosadler)

  • Glen Worthey (@gworthey)

  • Sarah Seestone

  • Katie Young


The original angry bird
The original Angry Bird holdings and find what I needed. Jim Kent, who runs the media and microfilm room at Green Library, and his staff helped me in ways probably best kept between us…"


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