This work, a compilation of essays by library professionals, consists of eight topical chapters covering all aspects of Scilken's contribution to the public library world, including the history and contents of The U*L, his achievements as library director, a summary of his accomplishments within the context of ALA, examples of his resolutions and communications, a summary of ideas for promotional use of library materials, his work mentoring, and supporting individual librarians, and his views on ethical professional service. An important read for library students and information professionals, and for individuals active in ALA. This title deserves a place on the shelves of every public library, preferably right next to a certain outspoken serial.
Loriene Roy is Professor of Library Information Science at the University of Texas, Austin. She co-edited Library and Information Studies Education in the United States (1998), and has over one hundred other publications to her credit. Antony Cherian is a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin. He has worked in public libraries on three continents.
Part 1 A Meaningful Professional Life Part 2 In His Own Words Part 3 Tributes and Biographies Part 4 Bibliography: Selected Publications by and about Marvin H. Scilken