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Continuity and innovation in the public library : the development of a social institution

Author: Margaret Kinnell Evans; R P Sturges
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub., 1996.
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This text offers a contribution to the debate on public library services through an exploration of the public library's present place in society. It argues and discusses how the past, present and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Continuity and innovation in the public library.
London : Library Association Pub., 1996
(OCoLC)605198408
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Kinnell Evans; R P Sturges
ISBN: 1856041344 9781856041348
OCLC Number: 34506990
Description: xvi, 222 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Margaret Kinnell and Paul Sturges --
1. The leisure revolution / Helen E. Meller --
2. Conceptualizing the public library 1850-1919 / Paul Sturges --
3. Local politics and national provision / Alistair Black --
4. Home reading / Robert Snape --
5. Built to last / Michael Dewe --
6. The library and the rural community / John C. Crawford --
7. Services to schools / Peggy Heeks --
8. Reaching out / Alan C. Hasson --
9. Managing in a corporate culture: the role of the chief librarian / Margaret Kinnell --
10. Public libraries and political purpose / Bob Usherwood.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Kinnell and Paul Sturges.

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