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Criticisms of the New Librarianship Approach

Posted by arlekeno on September 13, 2013

Major Issues
•Role of Collections: Does he put collections on the back burner with the push for more conversation and participation?
•Neutrality and Bias: Prof Lankes has issue with Librarians being Neutral, This is seen as a major value of librarianship by many.
•Lack of Historical Connections: It’s New. Have the ideas been tested?
•Constructivism and Knowledge: Uses Constructivist view of Knowledge.

Read This:

Neutrality and Bias

21st Century Library Blog’s Review of the Atlas (pay attention especially to the comments):

Lack of Historical Connections

Progressive Librarians Guild review of the Atlas

Constructivism and Knowledge

Lane Wilkenson’s Review of the Atlas

Lane’s take on Constructivism and the Library

Lane’s Reccomended readings:

Boghossian, P. (2007). Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism

Goldman, A. (1999). Knowledge in a Social World





This Course was moderated by.

R. David Lankes
Professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship
Syracuse University’s iSchool

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