United States

Libraries and Librarianship in the 21st Century

Authored by: John W. Berry

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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This entry gives an overview of libraries and librarianship in the United States and explores several trends that will continue to have an impact on American libraries for the foreseeable future. These trends include: network neutrality and digital rights management; recruitment and diversity of library workers; the continuing development of the Internet; Library 2.0 and beyond (blogs, podcasts and wikis); libraries and the gaming phenomenon; librarian and library worker salaries; and library advocacy and funding.

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