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Introduction to public librarianship

Author: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Publisher: New York, NY : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Provides the historical, sociological, and cultural background of the public library in the United States. This guide was written for students, new librarians, library trustees, friends, and the general public who wish to understand difference aspects of public librarianship.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen de la Peña McCook
ISBN: 9781555706975 1555706975
OCLC Number: 701243162
Description: xx, 523 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The landscape of public libraries in the twenty-first century --
Brahmins, bequests, and determined women : the beginnings to 1918 --
Public library growth and values : 1918-today --
Statistics, standards, planning, results, and quality of life --
Organization, law, advocacy, funding, and politics --
Administration and staffing --
Structure and infrastructure --
Adult services --
Youth services / Alicia K. Long and Kathleen de la Peña McCook --
The interconnective nature of the public library --
Global perspectives on public libraries / Barbara J. Ford --
The future of public libraries in the twenty-first century : human rights and human capabilities / Kathleen de la Peña McCook and Katharine J. Phenix --
Access to knowledge is fundamental to human development.
Responsibility: Kathleen de la Peña McCook.


Helps to discover the rich history and future possibilities of public library services. This book covers various aspects of the public library, from its earliest history to its incarnation in the  Read more...


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"The work as a whole is a treasure, an essential tool for the LIS teacher. Kudos to McCook for this massive reservoir of original research and thoughtful analysis that will serve as a correction to Read more...

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