This paper aims to show the importance of the Master’s degree in the library and information sciences in learning the essential values of library and information science culture.
The paper is a discussion based upon the author’s decades of experience as a librarian and library science professor.
Cultural values help unify the diverse profession of librarianship. Librarians working in different types and sizes are able to cooperate because of these shared values.
The paper does not build upon any research studies.
The paper provides ways in which library and information science schools can help students learn the important elements of library culture.
Library culture helps librarians bond together and work toward common goals to benefit the profession.
The value of library culture as a unifying factor has not often been systematically investigated. This paper also integrates current trends in librarianship including the increased focus on information technology.
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