August 29, 2014

From Philosophy to Practice | Peer to Peer Review

In my last column, I outlined part of the intellectual history behind research universities and academic libraries, and argued that the goal of higher education is the “free scientific investigation of every subject in the light of human reason” and that academic libraries “support a scholarly mission to create better human beings and a better society through the creation of knowledge in all areas.” That is my brief attempt to come up with a philosophy of academic librarianship. That is why we do what we do, but it is still abstract. How do we get from that philosophy to our practice?