Attributes of Librarianship as Academic Discipline

Jennifer Crowell, 56th Force Support Squadron library director, helps Airman 1st Class Zoie Cox, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, find an entry in a book April 8, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The library houses more than 30,000 books, magazines, and other reference materials as well as internet access, computer stations, and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

The phrase ‘academic discipline’ certainly incorporates many elements, such as school discipline, college discipline, and so on. In the institutional scenario, a discipline means a teacher, professor, or a proctor who controls the organization with stipulated rules and regulations. The terms for academic disciplines like Science, Humanities, Arts, and so on are technical terms for the organization of learning and the systematic production of new knowledge {…}

Librarianship as a profession | By Abid Hussain

Abid Hussain

FIVE attributes are generally associated with accounting, engineering, law, medicine, etc. All these attributes make a profession. A subject and discipline which do not follow these attributes cannot be considered a profession.

Coming into librarianship as a profession, a few attributes with several examples define librarianship as a profession.

Every profession requires a unique body of knowledge, the body of knowledge relies on principles and concepts.

This body of knowledge should be codified and documented which should be learned through formal education like colleges, universities, similar institutions, etc.

OBITUARY South Africa’s Tutu – an anti-apartheid hero who never stopped fighting for “Rainbow Nation”

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Rest in Peace.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, the Nobel Peace laureate whose moral might permeated South African society during apartheid’s darkest hours and into the unchartered territory of a new democracy, died on Sunday. He was 90 […]

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