What Books Adequately Represent an LIS Degree?

Deane Barker writes "I am contemplating a Masters in LIS. I really want a Masters in Content Management (as discussed here), but an LIS degree seems to be the closest thing to it. However, I'm wondering about my level of interest and/or passion for LIS. What I'd like is for the community to recommend two or three of the seminal books in the LIS field, so that I can read them and see if any of it "trips my trigger," so to speak. So, what books can the community recommend that pass the following test: 'If you love this book, then an LIS degree is just what you're looking for.'? Put another way, if you had to represent an LIS degree in a single book, which one would it be?"


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a few

"Social Life of Information" Brown and Daguid"The Age of the Smart Machines" Zuboff

Re:a few

"The Social Life of Information" is encouraging. Read it, loved it, reviewed it here:http://www.gadgetopia.com/post/19

LIS is a book?

Try Peter Morville's *Ambient Findability*. It gets to the nub of all librarianship: organizing and finding materials.

Re:LIS is a book?

And has the virtue of being mostly unreadable and yet subtly obvious and vague.Shorter: Liked his first book, hated the second.

LIS Readings

I'd suggest Seymour Lubetzky : writings on the classical art of cataloging / compiled and edited by Elaine Svenonius, Dorothy McGarry. Then something by Sandy Berman. One covers the intellectual foundation of our profession, the other the social aspects. If these works are a joy to read and consider, even if you disagree, you should pursue and LIS degree.

Re:LIS is a book?

And I have a copy for sale on amazon!

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