IST 511 – Day 4

Today we talked about library physical space and event programming; professional organizations, ethics, and professionalism; and of course about our poster project. The poster project is done (yay) and really, the lesson of everything, even wider than anything the professional organizations might say, is the basic theory of library science: Ranganathan’s “Five Laws of Library Science:”

  1. Books are for use
  2. Books are for all
  3. Every book its reader
  4. Save the time of the reader
  5. The library is a growing organism

With “book” being used loosely, of course, to include all kinds of media these days.

Everything boils down to these. All of the activities I will be learning to do, all the different staff I will one day be working with, the professional approaches and ethics, all are encompassed here. I guess I could just get my diploma now, right?…

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About CompGeekDavid
Co-founder, editor, podcaster, web comicer, forum moderator, and writer for Comparative Geeks. Father, husband, geek, nerd, gamer, librarian, Christian, Libertarian, Science Fiction philosopher, and probably a number of other descriptors.

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