- Peter R. Young, "Librarianship: A changing profession," Daedalus (1996). Nearly twenty years old, this is a pre-millennial view of how new media might affect the uses and meanings of the library.
- Wayne A. Wiegand, "Libraries and the invention of information," in Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose, eds., A Companion to the History of the Book (2007). An overview from a former professor of LIS here at UW-Madison.
- Kenneth Cmiel, "Libraries, books, and the information age," in David P. Nord, Joan S. Rubin, and Michael Schudson, eds., A History of the Book in America, vol. 5 (2009). Compare to Wiegand's story.
- Elizabeth Losh, "Reading room: The nation-state and digital library initiatives," in Virtualpolitik (2009). Wide-ranging, but provocative. Compare to Young's ideas from a decade before.
- David A. Bell, "The bookless library," The New Republic (12 July 2012). One vision of the future of libraries today.
- Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, and Kristen Purcell, Library services in the digital age (2013). A long, detailed survey report of the Pew Research Center; another vision of the future of libraries today. Compare to Bell's arguments.
OK, and here are the assignments:
- Roeder and Marshall: Young article summary and author info, respectively.
- Boehm and Bard: Wiegand article summary and author info, respectively.
- Zhang and Pratesi: Cmiel article summary and author info, respectively.
- Meneses-Hall and Stalker: Losh article summary and author info, respectively.
- Bond and Toff: Bell article summary and author info, respectively.
- Ineichen and Pegues: Zickuhr et al. article summary and author info (in this case, info on the Pew Center), respectively.
- Bottomley: Discussion questions!
Have a good spring break -- GREG