Friday, October 05, 2012

Deskilling, outsourcing, corporatization...

Contested Terrain: Shaping the Future of Academic Librarianship

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at the Sheraton Ottawa

Academic librarianship is threatened by Wal-Mart style corporate management that cuts costs by deskilling work, outsourcing professional responsibilities, misusing technology and reducing necessary services and positions. How can our community push back against this destructive agenda? This conference will examine best practices of academic librarianship, including the role of leadership within the library community and the use of technology as a liberating force for positive social change.

Participants will also discuss and develop action plans to protect our profession and the critical public good it provides. Please join together with librarian colleagues, faculty and students at this important event.



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