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Title:
The whole library handbook 3 : current data, professional advice, and curiosa about libraries and library sciences
Author:
Eberhart, George M.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 2000.
Physical Description:
vi, 569 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780838907818
Format :
Book

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Summary

This library handbook is an encyclopaedia of library history, demographics, folklore, humour, current events, and popular wisdom. It is organized in general categories, on topics such as types of libraries, the profession, people, materials, special users, operations, technology, promotion, issues and librariana. Readers will come across bits of trivia, as well as sections on the most bizarre reference questions, the best excuses for overdue books, and job description of a Renaissance librarian. Also included are essays and reprints of important journal articles by experts.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
1 Libraries
Some Basic Figuresp. 2
Academic Librariesp. 11
Public Librariesp. 17
School Librariesp. 23
Special Librariesp. 29
National Librariesp. 32
State Librariesp. 40
Small Librariesp. 43
Facilitiesp. 47
The Pastp. 56
The Futurep. 63
2 People
How Many People Work in Libraries?p. 70
Job Searchingp. 72
Librariansp. 90
Managersp. 110
School Library Media Specialistsp. 118
Trusteesp. 125
Friendsp. 129
Support Staffp. 133
3 The Profession
Eventsp. 140
Scholarships, Grants, Awardsp. 149
Library Educationp. 182
Research/Writingp. 190
4 Materials
Booksp. 210
Documentsp. 227
Special Collectionsp. 243
Multimediap. 254
Children's Materialsp. 258
Young Adult Materialsp. 271
5 Operations
Bibliographyp. 278
Acquisition and Selectionp. 291
Serialsp. 295
Catalogingp. 297
Classificationp. 318
Referencep. 328
Circulationp. 335
Interlibrary Loanp. 338
Preservationp. 344
Disastersp. 357
Securityp. 360
6 Special Users
Ethnic Groupsp. 364
The Impairedp. 370
Othersp. 377
7 Promotion
Promotionp. 384
Fundraisingp. 395
8 Technology
Low Technologyp. 410
Computersp. 416
The Internetp. 420
9 Issues
Valuesp. 440
Outsourcingp. 442
Intellectual Freedom/Accessp. 451
Patron Behaviorp. 466
Legislationp. 473
Copyrightp. 474
Literacyp. 477
Ethicsp. 482
Global Concernsp. 488
10 Librarianap. 494
Indexp. 563

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