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The Last Quarter-Century: Change as Challenge or as Catastrophe

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Title: The Last Quarter-Century: Change as Challenge or as Catastrophe
Author(s): Thompson, Kenneth W.; Shera, Jesse H.
Subject(s): Future trends Libraries and society
Abstract: Includes a response by Jesse H. Shera. Because most of us are "little conservatives" or "little liberals," we are baffled, divided and troubled by change. Most of our judgments about change reflect in some measure our varying temperaments and styles. Either we function best with things as they are in familiar surroundings where stimuli and responses are predictable and routine, or we demand bold new challenges and large opportunities to make life worth living. It is the beginning of wisdom to recognize that in our response to change we are not the same, and we do not help one another by blind insistence that we are. There is no such thing as one objective response to change; each of us responds from the ground on which he or she stands.
Issue Date: 1978
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In G.S. Bonn and S.Faibisoff (eds) Changing times, changing libraries (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 14-17, 1976): 1-22.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (22nd : 1976)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/524
ISBN: 0-87845-0475-5
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-10
 

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