American Libraries Before 1876

American Libraries Before 1876
  • Author : Haynes McMullen
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 031331277X

American Libraries Before 1876 Book Review:

Provides a wealth of information about the founding of American libraries from the earliest colonial times through 1875.

Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Libraries, Archives, and Museums
  • Author : Suzanne M. Stauffer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 281
  • Relase : 2021-08-17
  • ISBN : 9781538118917

Libraries, Archives, and Museums Book Review:

The work provides a thorough background for students and professionals in the fields of library, archives, and museum resource management, preservation, and administration.

American Library History

American Library History
  • Author : Arthur P. Young
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 486
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : 0810821389

American Library History Book Review:

...a leaping departure in comprehensiveness, organizational format, and accessibility through indexing...A magnificent contribution to the study of American library history. --LIBRARIES & CULTURE ...a work of enormous and painstaking scholarship. --LIBRARY ASSOCIATION RECORD (UK)

Library Research in Progress

Library Research in Progress
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 1959
  • ISBN : IND:30000113799930

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Introduction to Public Librarianship, Third Edition

Introduction to Public Librarianship, Third Edition
  • Author : Kathleen de la Pena McCook,Jenny S. Bossaller,Felton Thomas Jr.
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2018-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780838915066

Introduction to Public Librarianship, Third Edition Book Review:

Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than McCook's survey. Now, the REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author has teamed up with noted public library scholar and advocate Bossaller to update and expand her work to incorporate the field's renewed emphasis on outcomes and transformation. This "essential tool" (Library Journal) remains the definitive handbook on this branch of the profession. It covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history through its current incarnation on the cutting edge of the information environment, including statistics, standards, planning, evaluations, and results;legal issues, funding, and politics;organization, administration, and staffing;all aspects of library technology, from structure and infrastructure to websites and makerspaces;adult services, youth services, and children's services;associations, state library agencies, and other professional organizations;global perspectives on public libraries; andadvocacy, outreach, and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its scope, this benchmark text continues to serve both LIS students and working professionals.

The Academic Library in the United States

The Academic Library in the United States
  • Author : Mark L. McCallon,John Mark Tucker
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2022-09-26
  • ISBN : 9780786495870

The Academic Library in the United States Book Review:

This book advances the belief that the library--more than any other cultural institution--collects, curates and distributes the results of human thought. Essays broaden the debate about academic libraries beyond only professional circles, promoting the library as a vital resource for the whole of higher education. Topics range from library histories to explorations of changing media. Essayists connect modern libraries to the remarkable dream of Alexandria's ancient library--facilitating groundbreaking research in every imaginable field of human interest, past, present and future. Academic librarians who are most familiar with historical traditions are best qualified to promote the library as an important aspect of teaching and learning, as well as to develop resources that will enlighten future generations of readers. The intellectual tools for compelling, constructive conversation come from the narrative of the library in its many iterations, from the largest research university to the smallest liberal arts or community college.

Librarianship in Gilded Age America

Librarianship in Gilded Age America
  • Author : Leonard Schlup,Stephen H. Paschen
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 2009-10-21
  • ISBN : 9780786454839

Librarianship in Gilded Age America Book Review:

The gilded age was a formative period in the development and extension of American libraries. Between 1868 and 1901, the field of librarianship saw many notable changes, including the founding of the American Library Association, the introduction of the Dewey decimal classification system, and the establishment of the pioneer library school at Columbia University, among other key developments. This book brings together the writings of foundational figures in Gilded Age librarianship, including Charles Ammi Cutter, Melvil Dewey, Andrew Carnegie and Richard Rogers Bowker. Featuring seminal works of library scholarship alongside previously unpublished letters and reprints of long forgotten journal articles, the book places each selection in chronological order and includes an introductory narrative for each entry.

The American Public Library Handbook

The American Public Library Handbook
  • Author : Guy A. Marco
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 533
  • Relase : 2011-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781591589105

The American Public Library Handbook Book Review:

This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

A History of the Book in America, 5-volume Omnibus E-book

A History of the Book in America, 5-volume Omnibus E-book
  • Author : David D. Hall
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781469628967

A History of the Book in America, 5-volume Omnibus E-book Book Review:

The five volumes in A History of the Book in America offer a sweeping chronicle of our country's print production and culture from colonial times to the end of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary, collaborative work of scholarship examines the book trades as they have developed and spread throughout the United States; provides a history of U.S. literary cultures; investigates the practice of reading and, more broadly, the uses of literacy; and links literary culture with larger themes in American history. Now available for the first time, this complete Omnibus ebook contains all 5 volumes of this landmark work. Volume 1 The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World Edited by Hugh Amory and David D. Hall 664 pp., 51 illus. Volume 2 An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840 Edited by Robert A. Gross and Mary Kelley 712 pp., 66 illus. Volume 3 The Industrial Book, 1840-1880 Edited by Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, and Michael Winship 560 pp., 43 illus. Volume 4 Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940 Edited by Carl F. Kaestle and Janice A. Radway 688 pp., 74 illus. Volume 5 The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America Edited by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin, and Michael Schudson 632 pp., 95 illus.

United States History

United States History
  • Author : Anna H. Perrault,Ron Blazek
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Pages : 694
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 1563088746

United States History Book Review:

This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

Before the Public Library

Before the Public Library
  • Author : Mark Towsey,Kyle B. Roberts
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2017-10-23
  • ISBN : 9789004348677

Before the Public Library Book Review:

Before the Public Library explores the emergence of community-based lending libraries in the Atlantic World in the two centuries before the advent of the Public Library movement in the mid-nineteenth century through essays by eighteen leading scholars.

The Library

The Library
  • Author : Arthur der Weduwen,Andrew Pettegree
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Pages : 425
  • Relase : 2021-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781788163446

The Library Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION NON-FICTION CROWN A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A sweeping, absorbing history, deeply researched, of that extraordinary and enduring phenomenon: the library' Richard Ovenden, author of Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge under Attack Famed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built up over centuries, destroyed in a single day, ornamented with gold leaf and frescoes or filled with bean bags and children's drawings - the history of the library is rich, varied and stuffed full of incident. In this, the first major history of its kind, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen explore the contested and dramatic history of the library, from the famous collections of the ancient world to the embattled public resources we cherish today. Along the way, they introduce us to the antiquarians and philanthropists who shaped the world's great collections, trace the rise and fall of fashions and tastes, and reveal the high crimes and misdemeanours committed in pursuit of rare and valuable manuscripts.

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4 (Print)

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4 (Print)
  • Author : Miriam A. Drake
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 874
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0824720806

Ency of Library and Inform Sci 2e V4 (Print) Book Review:

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

Information Services Today

Information Services Today
  • Author : Sandra Hirsh
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 609
  • Relase : 2018-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781538103012

Information Services Today Book Review:

This second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, and one’s personal learning network in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community. Specifically, the book • provides a thorough introduction, history, and overall state of the field, • gives a diverse and global perspective of what it means to be a library and information professional today, • addresses why information organizations and information and technological literacy are more important today than ever before, • discusses how technology has influenced the ways that information professionals provide information resources and services in today’s digital environment, • highlights current issues and trends and provides expert insight into emerging challenges, innovations, and opportunities for the future, and, • identifies career management strategies and leadership opportunities in the information profession. The new edition features chapter updates to address changes in information services, introducing new topics such as strategic planning, change management, design thinking, advocacy, and data management and analysis, and includes new contributing authors. The book begins with an overview of libraries and their transformation as information and technological hubs within their local and digital communities. It covers the various specializations within the field – emphasizing the exciting yet complex roles and opportunities for information professionals in a variety of information environments. With that foundation in place, it presents the fundamentals of information services, delves into management skills needed by information professionals today, and explores emerging issues related to the rapid development of new technologies. The book addresses how libraries and information centers serve different kinds of communities, highlighting the unique needs of increasingly diverse users and how information organizations and information professional’s work to fulfill those needs. This book provokes discussion, critical thinking, and interaction to facilitate the learning process. The content and supplemental materials – discussion questions, rich sets of online accessible materials, multimedia webcast interviews featuring authors from this book discussing the trends and issues in their respective areas, and chapter presentation slides for use by instructors – give readers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the topics. Additionally, this book recognizes the broad range of environments that people with Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degrees work in, which include both libraries and other information environments. Thus, this book does not only focus on libraries, but instead encompasses ALL kinds of information organizations.

Foundations of Information Policy

Foundations of Information Policy
  • Author : Paul T. Jaeger,Natalie Greene Taylor
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2019-07-03
  • ISBN : 9780838918029

Foundations of Information Policy Book Review:

Foreword by Alan S. Inouye; Afterword by Nancy Kranich The first of its kind, this important new text provides a much-needed introduction to the myriad information policy issues that impact information professionals, information institutions, and the patrons and communities served by those institutions. In this key textbook for LIS students and reference text for practitioners, noted scholars Jaeger and Taylor draw from current, authoritative sources to familiarize readers with the history of information policy; discuss the broader societal issues shaped by policy, including access to infrastructure, digital literacy and inclusion, accessibility, and security; elucidate the specific laws, regulations, and policies that impact information, including net neutrality, filtering, privacy, openness, and much more; use case studies from a range of institutions to examine the issues, bolstered by discussion questions that encourage readers to delve more deeply; explore the intersections of information policy with human rights, civil rights, and professional ethics; and prepare readers to turn their growing understanding of information policy into action, through activism, advocacy, and education. This book will help future and current information professionals better understand the impacts of information policy on their activities, improving their ability to serve as effective advocates on behalf of their institutions, patrons, and communities.

Libraries in Literature

Libraries in Literature
  • Author : Alice Crawford,Robert Crawford
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 2022-09-30
  • ISBN : 9780192855732

Libraries in Literature Book Review:

Unashamedly a book for the bookish, yet accessible and frequently entertaining, this is the first book devoted to how libraries are depicted in imaginative writing. Covering fiction, poetry, and drama from the late Middle Ages to the present, it runs the gamut of British and American literature, as well as examining a range of fiction in other languages--from Rabelais and Cervantes to modern and contemporary French, Italian, Japanese, and Russian writing. While the tropes of the complex catalogue and the bibliomaniacal reader persist throughout the centuries, libraries also emerge as societal battle-sites where issues of personality, gender, cultural power, and national identity are contested repeatedly and often in surprising ways. As well as examining how libraries were deployed in their work by canonical authors from Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Swift to Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Jorge Luis Borges, the volume also examines in detail the haunted libraries of Margaret Oliphant and M. R. James, and a range of much less familiar historic and contemporary authors. Alert to the depiction of librarians as well as of book-rooms and institutional readers, this book will inform, entertain, and delight. At a time when traditional libraries are under pressure, Libraries in Literature shows the power of their lasting fascination.

Libraries to the People

Libraries to the People
  • Author : Robert S. Freeman,David M. Hovde
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2003-01-27
  • ISBN : 078641359X

Libraries to the People Book Review:

With today’s technology, anyone anywhere can access public library materials without leaving home or office—one simply logs on to the library’s website to be exposed to a wealth of information. But one of the concerns that arises is the lack of access for groups isolated by socioeconomic, geographical, or cultural factors. This problem is not a new one. For almost two centuries, public libraries and other organizations have been trying to bring library services to isolated populations. This book is a collection of fourteen essays examining the contributions of librarians, educators, and organizations in the United States who have endeavored to bring library services to groups that previously did not have access. There are three sections: Benevolent and Commercial Organizations, Government Supported Programs, and Innovative Outreach Services. The essays discuss reading materials for two centuries of rural Louisianians, shipboard libraries for the American Navy and merchant Marine, library outreach to prisoners, the Indiana Township Library Program, tribal libraries in the lower forty-eight states, open-air libraries, electronic outreach, and the use of radio in promoting the Municipal Reference Library of the City of New York, to name just a few of the essay topics.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences
  • Author : John D. McDonald,Michael Levine-Clark
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 6106
  • Relase : 2017-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781000031546

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1971
  • ISBN : OSU:32437010583744

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications Book Review:

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes
  • Author : Patrick M. Valentine
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2012-09-27
  • ISBN : 9780810885714

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes Book Review:

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies and changing times. It presents the history of books from clay tablets to e-books and the history of libraries, whether built of bricks or bytes.