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Jesse Shera, librarianship and information science

Author: H Curtis Wright
Publisher: Provo, Utah : School of Library and Information Sciences, Brigham Young University, 1988.
Series: Occasional research paper (Brigham Young University. School of Library and Information Sciences), no. 5.
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
Biography
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Wright, H. Curtis (Herbert Curtis), 1928-
Jesse Shera, librarianship and information science.
Provo, Utah : School of Library and Information Sciences, Brigham Young University, 1988
(OCoLC)575757669
Online version:
Wright, H. Curtis (Herbert Curtis), 1928-
Jesse Shera, librarianship and information science.
Provo, Utah : School of Library and Information Sciences, Brigham Young University, 1988
(OCoLC)631667151
Named Person: Jesse Hauk Shera; Jesse Hauk Shera; Jesse Hauk Shera
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Curtis Wright
OCLC Number: 18904308
Notes: "This paper is an expanded version of Shera as a bridge between librarianship and information science, the Journal of library history, 20, Spring, 1985, 137-56"--Title page verso.
Description: v, 103 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Shera's professional development --
An unusual beginning --
First impressions of librarianship --
Humanist college training --
Turns to librarianship --
First position --
Thwarted library school plans --
Social science library experience --
Effects of Shera's background --
Effects of backdoor entrance --
Effects of comprehensiveness --
Effects of user-orientation --
2. Shera's computer and machine explorations --
Early interest in machines --
Recognition of computer needs in libraries --
Early experiments with computing machines --
Meetings, conferences, and breakthroughs --
Reorganizing the American documentation institute --
3. Bridging the gap at Western reserve --
Shera's appointment --
A new vision of librarianship --
The center for documentation and communication research founded --
Disintegration of the center --
Lessons learned --
4. The schism between information science and librarianship --
The proper position of science --
The nature of professionalism --
A holistic view of librarianship --
Drawbacks of information science --
The definition of information --
A choice for librarians --
The general information problem --
Symbolic interactionism --
Pragmatism and anti-intellectualism.
Series Title: Occasional research paper (Brigham Young University. School of Library and Information Sciences), no. 5.
Responsibility: by H. Curtis Wright.

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