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Introduction Public Librarianship


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Here is the first comprehensive overview of public library history, governance, funding, staffing, services, architecture, technology, and marketing to be published in over a decade. Students of library and information studies, as well as all working public librarians, will find this the essential source for learning about the successful management and functioning of public libraries throughout the U.S. today. Kathleen McCook, one of the country's leading library educators, compares our library system to those of other nations, details the history of public libraries and information movements, and explains both differing state funding models and state library standards. Dr. McCook discusses the practical functioning of various library programs--information and referral services, discussion groups, genealogy services, and children's, youth, and seniors' programming. Issues of library administration and operation, especially in light of new technology, are explored. State and federal laws, political and educational outreach, and relations with associations and foundations are all discussed in detail.

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This text for students of library science presents an introduction to public librarianship. Early chapters review the social forces and political events that initiated the public library movement. Other topics include (for example) the development of standards for public library service, the changing role of the library board, and the design and symbolism of the public library building. The volume concludes with a discussion of trends likely to affect public library development in the first part of this century.
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Mccook, Kathleen De La Pena
Neal-Schuman Publishers
McCook, Kathleen de La Peena
de la Pena McCook, Kathleen
New York
Public libraries
Library & Information Science - General
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August 2004

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