Monday, June 16, 2008

How to kill a young librarian's love of librarianship (AKA. A Dispute Resolution Guide)

Thanks to Dr. Wilfred Drew for this inside-box news story.

His list of actions, messages and motivations, all coming from the box around, include many do's and don'ts. I like his do's, as guidelines to be considered by all the concerned (just-in-case they are looking for creative visualizations):

  • Award only those that maintain the status quo
  • Blame people for failures.
  • Call young librarians "cute" and ignore what they can really do
  • Maintain walls between departments
  • Demand unquestioning trust in what you do
  • Veteran librarians know best because that is the way it has always been done
Continue reading the list, and the comments of the experienced

PS. I need his help in drawing a list of such guidelines on how to kill a foreign trained librarians' love of librarianship (and de-humanize these in a very polished, friendly and courteous manner, not to lead him, but just mention in passing, find a sure-killer list that comes with sugar coated delusions).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

the modern society is very cruel. it is heartless, compassion is merely for show. we should encourage innovation and appreciate the efforts made by young librarians . new entrants to the profession should be guided by genuine mentors, who can show the way, with an open mind.krishan kumar

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