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Title: Librarian as fair witness : a comparison of Heinlein's futuristic occupation and today's evolving information professional
Authors: Still, Julie M.
Keywords: Library and information science
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Still, J. M. (2011). Librarian as fair witness : a comparison of Heinlein's futuristic occupation and today's evolving information professional. Library and Information Science Research E-Journal, 21(1), 1-9. https://dx.doi.org/10.32655/LIBRES.2011.1.4
Journal: Library and Information Science Research E-Journal 
Abstract: There has been a continuing discussion in library literature on the library as place and on the image of librarians in popular media, but there is little information on the librarian as person. The discussion on librarianship as a profession tends to focus on technology and not so much the people, other than the people skills needed in reference or teaching skills needed for instruction. The worth of the individual librarian tends to get lost in the shuffle. Before we disappear into the machine, it is useful to look at other future scenarios and similar occupations, either reality based or fiction. In this particular case, it is interesting to compare librarians to those in an occupation created by a renowned science fiction author.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/154190
ISSN: 1058-6768
DOI: 10.32655/LIBRES.2011.1.4
Rights: © 2011 Julie M. Still. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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