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The public library

Author: David McMenemy
Publisher: London : Facet, 2009.
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"Public libraries have changed beyond anyone's predictions in the past ten years and are at a vital stage in their historical development. This timely book is the first standalone text to examine the role and services of the UK public library in the 21st century context." "The book discusses the nature and functions of the modern public library service, from its beginnings as the street-corner university, through  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McMenemy, David.
Public library.
London : Facet, 2009
(OCoLC)605718167
Online version:
McMenemy, David.
Public library.
London : Facet, 2009
(OCoLC)608556365
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McMenemy
ISBN: 9781856046169 1856046168
OCLC Number: 122284896
Description: xvi, 219 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: PART 1: THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: HISTORY AND MODERN CONTEXT 1. Public libraries: the modern context 2. Historical development of public libraries in the UK PART 2: SERVICE THEMES OF THE MODERN PUBLIC LIBRARY 3. Equity of access 4. Cultural and leisure roles 5. Information, advice and informed citizenship 6. Lifelong learning PART 3: ISSUES IN MANAGMENT AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT 7. The impact of information and communications technology 8. Management, governance and budgeting issues 9. Performance measurement and evaluation 10. Professional and staffing issues 11. Marketing, branding and buildings 12. Conclusion: the public library of tomorrow.
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Examines the role and services of the UK public library in the 21st century context. This book discusses the nature and functions of the modern public library service, from its beginnings as the  Read more...

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"...provides a clear overview of the main issues relating to public libraries and would provide a valuable introduction for those with little previous knowledge of the sector." - New Library World

 
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