Introduction to Public Librarianship

ISBN-10: 1555706975

ISBN-13: 9781555706975

Edition: 2nd 2011

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This second edition has been revised and updated to provide both professionals and LIS students with the most current and comprehensive introduction to public librarianship. The author covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history to its current incarnation in the 21st century.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Landscape of Public Libraries in the Twenty-First Century
Public Libraries Today
References
Brahmins, Bequests, and Determined Women: The Beginnings to 1918
Print Culture and Precursors Influencing the Establishment of Tax-Supported Public Libraries
Tax-Supported Public Libraries
Developments from 1876 through 1918
Notes
References
Public Library Growth and Values: 1918-Today
Equalizing Library Opportunity: Toward a National Role
Libraries at the Federal Level
The Public Library after World War II
The Evolution of the Public Library Message
U.S. Public Libraries in Their Third Century
Notes
References
Statistics, Standards, Planning, Results, and Quality of Life
Making the Case: From Faith to Fact
Statistics for Public Libraries
National Standards for Public Library Service: 1933-1966
Planning for Public Library Service: 1966-Present
State Standards, Ratings, and Peer Comparison
Evaluation, Outcomes, and Quality of Life
Notes
References
Organization, Law, Advocacy, Funding, and Politics
The Organizational Basis of the Public Library
The Legal Basis of the Public Library
Library Funding
Libraries and the Political Process
Notes
References
Administration and Staffing
Organizational Structures
Library Boards
The Library Director
Organization of the Public Library Staff
Broad-Based Issues Relating to Staffing
Unions and Better Salaries and Working Conditions
Volunteers
References
Structure and Infrastructure
The Symbolism of the Public Library Building
Public Library Buildings in the Beginning
Setting National Standards for Facilities and Federal Funds for Construction
Public Library Buildings for the Twenty-First Century
Branches Both Physical and Digital, Bookmobiles, Joint-Use Libraries, and M-libraries
Planning the Infrastructure: LSTA, Public Access Computing, and Broadband USA
Protecting the Public and the Public Library: Security and Disaster Planning
Keeping Up
Notes
References
Adult Services
Definitions and Milestones
Functions of Adult Services as Reflections of Service Responses
Service for All
Notes
References
Youth Services
Youth Services in Public Libraries
History
Post-World War II to the Present
Professional Associations
Competencies
Censorship
Types of Children and Youth Services Today
Looking at the Future of Youth Services
Notes
References
The Interconnective Nature of the Public Library
Connections
Professional Associations
Urban, Rural, Bookmobile, and Outreach Organizations
State Library Agencies
Networks, Systems, and Consortia
Multitype Library Cooperatives
Social Networking, Groupware, and Collaborative Systems
Librarians Ignoring Boundaries
Notes
References
Global Perspectives on Public Libraries
History and Purpose of Public Libraries: A World View
Public Libraries Section of IFLA; IFLA Standards and Guidelines
User Services, Collection Development, and Intellectual Freedom
Governance and Funding
International Library Development Initiatives
Community Outreach and Services
Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as the Future of World Librarianship
References
The Future of Public Libraries in the Twenty-First Century: Human Rights and Human Capabilities
Access to Knowledge Is Fundamental to Human Development
The Public Library Is a Living Force for Culture
U.S. Public Library Service Responses as a Human Rights Typology Reflecting the IFLA Multicultural Library Manifesto
Libraries and Human Rights: The Future
Notes
References
Appendixes
Selected Readings
21st Century Learner Conference, U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: Welcoming Remarks
Community Foundations and the Public Library: Libraries for the Future
Bibliography of National Statistics on Public Libraries
Index
About the Author and Contributors
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