Episode 1 – Social Librarianship

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The first edition of the Iran Academia’s  Audio-Video Podcast features a conversation with social librarian Mansoureh Shojaee. This talk took place in January 2021 and was initially published on March 27th, 2021. This post includes links to the video and audio versions of the conversation. Below the podcast, you’ll find useful links.

Additional notes:

In response to the criticism of two dear friends who mentioned the prominent and dear name of Lily AmirArjmand, I must explain that: Her name is recorded in the history of Iranian librarianship as the first academic and educated librarian in prestigious American universities, and the name of the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents is also known by her name. That’s why it was up to me to mention her, and that’s why her name was stated in the 13th minute of this session, along with the name of the Child Intellectual Development Center which was mentioned in the 27th minute in the section on mobile libraries.

Despite the fact that I am obligated to respond, I must also point out that the topic of my presentation was an introduction to the social librarianship process and my personal experiences in this respect, which, of course, required me to first look at the history of librarianship. This discussion centered on three topics: the National Library, the Children’s Book Council, and the flow of social librarianship and its promotion through non-governmental organizations, all of which have been influenced by my own experiences in these three areas.

As a result, addressing the vital function of the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents was not one of the topics of this discussion; nonetheless, mentioning and remembering this institution, as well as Lily Amir Arajmand’s prominent name, were both taken into consideration. And if I failed to mention the names of some professors and people, it’s on the shoulders of a student with a poor memory like me.

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