Theory Matters: Constructing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship
Hellos & Goodbyes / Honesty

Theory Matters: Constructing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship

What draws you to librarianship? What is it about this field that makes you excited, energized, purposeful? There’s something, right? Something that makes up the beating heart of your answer every time someone asks you, “Why do you need a master’s degree to do that?” It’s maybe the most difficult thing to articulate to the … Continue reading

Big Picture / Education & Curriculum

Praxis and the Perennial Conflict between Theory and Practice in Library Education

prax·is \ˈprak-səs\ n. 1. the actual work of a profession (as opposed to the practice of it in training situations) 2. in social work, the concept of reflexive, integrated theory and practice 3. in education, the processes of reflective experiential learning or, following Paulo Freire’s work, the combination of reflection and action in the world that leads to transformations of oppressive … Continue reading