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Introduction to public librarianship

Author: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive overview of public library history, governance, funding, staffing, services, architecture, technology, and marketing. Students of library and information studies, as well as those  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCook, Kathleen de la Peña.
Introduction to public librarianship.
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2004
(OCoLC)664507347
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
ISBN: 1555704751 9781555704759
OCLC Number: 54694700
Description: xvi, 406 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The landscape of public libraries at the beginning of the twenty-first century --
Brahmins, bequests, and determined women : the beginnings to 1918 --
Public library growth and values : 1918-2004 --
Statistics, standards, planning, and results --
Organization, law, funding, and politics --
Administration and staffing --
Structure and infrastructure --
Adult services --
Youth services / Linda Alexander and Barbara Immroth --
Connections --
Global perspectives on public libraries / Barbara J. Ford --
Twenty-first century trends in public librarianship --
Appendix A: Selected readings --
Appendix B: Bibliography of national statistics on public libraries.
Responsibility: Kathleen de la Peña McCook.

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