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Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman (6 March 1941 - ) is a British-born librarian, library scholar and editor/writer on library issues noted for his traditional views. Gorman has expanded and added a more contemporary focus to Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science in 1995, into - Libraries serve humanity, Respect all forms by which knowledge is communicated, Use technology intelligently to enhance service, Protect free access to knowledge and Honor the past and create the future.
Michael Gorman in the book Our Enduring Values (2000) identified eight central values of librarianship and they are – Stewardship, Service, Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, Rationalism, Commitment to literacy and learning, Equity of access and Democracy. Popular Books of Michael Gorman includes - Our Singular Strengths: Meditations for Librarians (1997); Our Enduring Values (2000); The Enduring Library (2003).