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White's previously published articles and speeches (most presented after 1989) identify and address critical issues that range from library education, funding, and leadership to technology, ethics, and burnout. Although often delivered with humor, White's probing and sometimes controversial commentaries on the opportunities and dangers to the profession are certain to provoke serious thought. Divided into three sections, the book covers Librarians, Their Self-Image, and the Perceptions That Define Their Preparation; Librarians and Their Role, As Defined by Them and by Others; and Librarians in the Cruel World of Politics and Money. The author introduces each section with general comments. A must for the library professional shelf and a useful supplementary text for management and issues courses in library schools.
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Herbert S. White (born 1927) is Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the School of Library & Information Science at Indiana University, and Adjunct Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson.
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