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Main Title Sacred stacks : the higher purpose of libraries and librarianship /
Author Maxwell, Nancy Kalikow.
Publisher American Library Association,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 62878680
ISBN 0838909175; 9780838909171
Subjects Libraries--Religious aspects. ; Libraries and society. ; Libraries--Aims and objectives. ; Books and reading--Religious aspects. ; Library science--Philosophy. ; Bibliothecarissen. ; Beroepsopvattingen. ; Bibliothek--Soziale Funktion. ; Aufgabe.
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ELBM  Z716.4.M37 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/03/2013
Collation x, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-147) and index.
Contents Notes
"Drawing from history, sociology, and philosophy, Sacred Stacks voices the importance of the library profession and libraries as community institutions in a secular time."--Jacket. Librarianship as a calling is a powerful perspective. While it's been a long time since libraries were exclusively the provenance of monks, some of those sacred roots remain, according to librarian and theologian Maxwell. Many librarians sense the deeper meaning and higher purpose in their work, yet rarely have time to contemplate it. Maxwell's down-to-earth candor combined with scholarly insight is designed to inspire and enlighten her library peers and colleagues. Drawing from history, sociology and philosophy, Sacred Stacks voices the importance of the library profession and libraries as community institutions in a secular time. Considering these higher purposes of libraries, she outlines the work of librarians and libraries that: a) promote community; b) uplift society; c) bestow immortality; d) preserve and transmit culture; e) organize chaos; and f) provide sacred space. -- Back cover.