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Introduction to public librarianship

Author: Kathleen de la Peña McCook; Jenny S Bossaller
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen de la Peña McCook; Jenny S Bossaller
ISBN: 9780838915066 083891506X
OCLC Number: 1008765421
Description: xxi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The American public library: democracy's hope and the community's commons --
Development of the public library in America: Colonial times to the 1960's --
People, not institutions: toward equity of access (1960 to the present) --
The public library journey to accountability: metrics and outcomes to demonstrate value --
"More and better libraries": political, legal and financial aspects of the public library --
The public library's people: work life and commitment --
The public library building: emblem of community heritage and embodiment of community courage --
Youth services in public libraries: history, core services, challenges, and opportunities --
Reader and adult services: to survive, to flourish, to create --
Collaboration and consortia --
Technology in public libraries: an overview of the past, present, and future --
Global perspectives on public libraries.
Responsibility: Kathleen de la Peña McCook [and] Jenny S. Bossaller ; foreword by Felton Thomas, Jr.

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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.

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