An Essay on iSchools and Emancipatory Resilience in Library and Information Science
chapter 1: building a profession, with an education to go
Building a profession, slowly
A science for librarianship
Librarianship and the problem of Bildung
Librarianship as a welfare profession
The thing with neoliberalism
On various institutions and ecologies
chapter 2: on librarianship and democracy, soft and hard
A struggle of ideals
To recognize the other
Example: the Library Act of Sweden
Defining library practice from democratic conflict
chapter 3: universities and the speed of life
The contemporary university; a European perspective
Example: the entrepreneurial university
Academia, fast and slow
chapter 4: the open core of library and information science.
chapter 5: the ischool movement – an answer to which question?
The art of professing inclusive exclusiveness
iSchools and the notion of structural accretion
Example: Horizon 2020 – the iField materialized?
So, iSchools – who needs them?
Chapter 6: Education for librarianship – moving forward
Revising concepts, revising discourse
Maintaining a home in the humanitites
Ethos resurrected – towards an emancipatory narrative of librarianship through education