Monday, June 24, 2013

July-Aug: New Librarianship Master Class

July 8th - August 4th.

Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) information environment. What is librarianship when it is unmoored from cataloging, books, buildings, and committees?  The vision for a new librarianship must go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet; it must provide a durable foundation for the field. New Librarianship recasts librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created though conversation. New librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation; they seek to enrich, capture, store, and disseminate the conversations of their communities.

The class is oriented towards professionals with some experience in librarianship (including paraprofessionals). A background in librarianship is not required, but recommended.

There are two short videos which will give you an introduction to how the class will run and what it will be about. See:
Introduction to the Master Class   
Introduction to New Librarianship

To participate in the class is free. If you wish to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) there is a $150 fee for 2.0 CEUs, payable upon completion of the course. To take the course for graduate credit you will be charged the graduate tuition rate of $1294/credit hour for the 3 credit course and receive a 20% course tuition award courtesy of the iSchool at SU. Those taking the course for graduate credit will complete additional coursework through the month of August.

When purchasing the book "Atlas of New Librarianship" from the MIT Press website ( use the discount code DLANL13 - 20% off.
Any questions, please feel free to contact