The new book The Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility and Professional Identity is now available for purchase. The links on the right of the page will get you where you need to go for ordering. The book’s editors Martin K. Wallace, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Erik Sean Estep want to thank all of our contributors, and welcome your feedback.
Here is a snippet from a review written by Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem in Against the Grain, Vol. 23 (6 ), December 2011-January 2012, p. 57. The review is quite flattering and catches the essence of the book very well. You can read the full review, free of charge, by registering on the Against the Grain website.
Wallace, Tolley-Stokes, and Estep’s careful selection of essays encompasses a range of themes that include “generational differences and stereotypes, technology, library management and leadership, social justice and responsibilities of librarians, and the portrayal of librarians in popular culture.” The book’s contribution to the professional literature about Generation X Librarians provides an inside look at the profession and the changes it is facing.
Here is a video of a presentation posted to vimeo.com of Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Karen Sobel & Nina McHale at the Computers in Libraries Conference, April 12, 2010 (roughly one year prior to the release of the book).
With the highest rating and most votes among entries, Breanne Kirsch won NMRT’s 2011 Video Contest for her submission titled “Finding that First Academic Librarian Position.” Breanne has also presented at the recent LIB2.011 conference online about her plagiarism prevention workshops and has published in NMRT Endnotes an article titled, “How to Become an Essential Librarian.”
The editors of the Generation X Librarian congratulate Breanne on these accomplishments, and we invite all of the book’s contributors to share their stories here. You may either post directly to the blog or send your news to me and I’ll post it for you: martin dot wallace at umit dot maine dot edu.
“Skeptic/Activist: Gen Xers in Radical Reference” is part analysis, part oral history. The piece challenges both the notion that Gen Xers are “slackers” and the idea that social and civic engagement always falls along conventional lines. Radical Reference is a collective of librarians and students who support social justice activists by sharing research support, education, and access to information. –Melissa Morrone
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