The library profession is in flux and uncertainty due to its lack of a well-founded philosophy of service. The Christian faith provides the necessary philosophical framework. Three implications follow from the application of a Christian worldview to library practice. First, Christian librarians should provide access to collections that will allow students to integrate faith and learning. Second, they should demonstrate love and concern for library users by offering diligent, humble service.Third, they should teach students the ethical use of information resources. Christianity has an impact on “library service” in three areas. First, the word library presumes a collection of library materials: books, periodicals, microfilms, motion pictures, cassettes, records, and other forms of media. Second, the word service signifies the way the librarian goes about helping people find answers to their information needs.Third, correct use of library resources connotes proper library ethics. Before this paper discusses these three areas, it will be useful to survey the current state of library philosophy.
"The Impact of the Christian Faith on Library Service,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 49
, Article 16.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol49/iss2/16