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 **date: March 1, 2012** **date: March 1, 2012**
  
-T. Scott Plutchak ((I happened to come across Plutchak'​s paper from a Scholarly Kitchen blog post by Kent Anderson, located at http://​goo.gl/​p9JDH)) has written a very nice article addressing the critique that libraries (specifically academic libraries) are on the decline. Of particular interest for me, given our ALISE presentation this January (with Matthew Altman) is the confusion about agency in our field --- specifically,​ the concern about the use of '​libraries'​ as if libraries are agents, which entail they can act. Matt and I address this issue in relation to our field'​s stated ethics. ((I defend my dissertation proposal next week, which happens to to address the marginalization of academic libraries. After that, Matt and I will finish and submit the paper we presented at ALISE. ​In the meantime, our abstract is located at (search for either Altman or Burns to locate it) http://​goo.gl/​pcICt)) We pick on the //Library Bill of Rights// for its wording--ex:​ "​Libraries should provide ...", "​Libraries should challenge ...", and so forth, and argue that more accurate (theoretically and not just grammatically) ethical propositions should be re-formed. That is, the term "​librarians"​ should be used --- ex: "​Librarians should provide ...", etc.+T. Scott Plutchak ((I happened to come across Plutchak'​s paper from a Scholarly Kitchen blog post by Kent Anderson, located at http://​goo.gl/​p9JDH)) has written a very nice article addressing the critique that libraries (specifically academic libraries) are on the decline. Of particular interest for me, given our ALISE presentation this January (with Matthew Altman) is the confusion about agency in our field --- specifically,​ the concern about the use of '​libraries'​ as if libraries are agents, which entail they can act. Matt and I address this issue in relation to our field'​s stated ethics. ((I defend my dissertation proposal next week, which happens to to address the marginalization of academic libraries. After that, Matt and I will finish and submit the paper we presented at ALISE.)) We pick on the //Library Bill of Rights// for its wording--ex:​ "​Libraries should provide ...", "​Libraries should challenge ...", and so forth, and argue that more accurate (theoretically and not just grammatically) ethical propositions should be re-formed. That is, the term "​librarians"​ should be used --- ex: "​Librarians should provide ...", etc.
  
 Plutchak says what he learned as editor of the //Bulletin of the Medical Library Association//​ (BMLA) was that Plutchak says what he learned as editor of the //Bulletin of the Medical Library Association//​ (BMLA) was that
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