Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit

    • Simply put participatory librarianship recasts library and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created through conversation. Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore libraries are in the conversation business. Participatory librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation. Be it in practice, policies, programs and/or tools, participatory librarians seek to enrich, capture, store and disseminate the conversations of their communities. Explore the information below, and throughout this site to learn more.
    • The starter kit is a resource to move participatory librarianship from concept to reality. How does a focus on knowledge creation over artifacts look in practice? How can librarians be prepared for a world of participation? The answers to these questions and more come more from experimentation than theory. The Starter Kit is the ever increasing forum to detail, document, and solicit real steps in implementing participatory librarianship.

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