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"The compleat librarian"; and other essays

Author: Jesse Hauk Shera
Publisher: Cleveland, Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1971.
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"Jesse Shera's essays on books, reading, and libraries are witty, often philosophical pieces whose essential message, hinted at rather than repetitously stated, is that librarianship is an art, not a trade or a technology. These fifty-one essays ... are concerned with the librarian, his problems and experiences, the place he works, the tools he uses, the books he puts on his shelves, the public he serves, and what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shera, Jesse Hauk, 1903-1982.
Compleat librarian".
Cleveland, Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1971
(OCoLC)584066365
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Hauk Shera
ISBN: 0829501932 9780829501933
OCLC Number: 124654
Notes: "Selections from the columns published in the Wilson library bulletin under the title: Without reserve."
Description: xii, 183 pages 24 cm
Contents: "Cloudland revisited" --
Of red carpets and pruning shears --
The "dismal science" and librarianship --
Officer, arrest that book! --
the bad-humor man --
On the permanence of the invisible --
What is a book that a man may know it? --
Yes, Virginia, there is a verner clapp --
In defense of Miss Groby --
Libraries are for growing --
A book for burning --
Bamboo and silk, and the art of talking back --
Where is today's "Brother Keppel"? --
The "guide" stands first --
Trusteeship --
trust or bust? --
A warm puppy is not happiness --
The epistle of Paul to the pedants --
William to Tucker to Jess --
The compleat librarian --
On the encouragement of reading --
Daedalus, Icarus, and the technological revolution --
The age of paradox --
A better class of mouse --
Of wine, waiters, and librarians --
"As you wished you were" --
Kinder, Küche, und Bibliotheken --
Equus Donatus and the IRS --
What the Historian has been missing --
NLW and the cult of reading --
Of comforts, amenities, and cats --
Caveat venditor --
The librarian as anthologist --
The golden egg of federal support --The "trickster" in library research --
Standard lists --
an unstandardized view --
You're going on a spree in 1973 --
The computer and the chancellor --
What's wrong with educational excellence? --
"Try to remember ..." --
Intellectual Freedom --
intellectual? free? --
For a new theory of leisure class --
Is documentation camp? --
"The people, yes" --
The forty-first chair --
Of parting, umbrellas, and prepositions --
A good five-page report --
On the importance of theory --
Dichtung und Wahrheit --
Isis and the librarian's quest for unity --
O! medium, o! media --
The quiet stir of thought.
Responsibility: [by] Jesse H. Shera.

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"Jesse Shera's essays on books, reading, and libraries are witty, often philosophical pieces whose essential message, hinted at rather than repetitously stated, is that librarianship is an art, not a trade or a technology. These fifty-one essays ... are concerned with the librarian, his problems and experiences, the place he works, the tools he uses, the books he puts on his shelves, the public he serves, and what his future holds"--Jacket.

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