The Atlas of New Librarianship Wins Best Book in Library Literature Award

The Atlas of New LibrarianshipThe Atlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes, co-published by ACRL and MIT Press,  has been named the winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.

In his book, Lankes articulates a new purpose for librarianship: “The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.”  He envisions a profession based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning which are created through conversations.  The innovatively structured text, graphics and accompanying website are designed to stimulate further conversation about the field of librarianship.

More information on The Atlas of New Librarianship is available on the book website and in the award press release.

Congratulations to David on this honor!