Libraries and Librarianship: Sixty Years of Challenge and Change, 1945-2005
By: George S. Bobinski (author)Hardback
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In George Bobinski's sixty-year career as a library professional (1945 - 2005), libraries underwent massive changes and epochal advancements. In this important work, Bobinski summarizes the major trends and events that have transformed the library world and the profession of librarianship into what it is today. Libraries and Librarianship begins with a historical review of the core of librarianship, focusing on the information formats available in or through libraries; the organization of library information sources; changes in reference service; trends in library management; and the all-embracing impact of technology on libraries. Bobinski also addresses library types and the growth of library cooperation and resource sharing; the spread of collaboration through library systems, consortia, and networks; federal funding, library philanthropy, and the important role of the Council on Library and Information Resources since its establishment in 1956; the growth and activities of professional library associations; the shifting roles of gender and ethnicity; and the changes in library buildings.
Furthermore, a list of eminent individuals who had the greatest impact on the field during this period and influenced the dramatic changes that have taken place in library and information science education is included. Concluding with a discussion of the major developments in the field and providing a look into what the future might hold for libraries, this book will be embraced by library students, practitioners, and professors alike.
George S. Bobinski is Professor and Dean Emeritus of the Department of Library and Information Studies in the School of Informatics at the University of Buffalo, SUNY.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Part 4 1. Changes in the Core Part 5 2. Types of Libraries Part 6 3. Library Cooperation: Systems, Consortia, and Networks Part 7 4. Federal Funding, Philanthropy, and the Coucil on LIbrary and Information Resources Part 8 5. Library Associations, Intellectual Freedom, and International Librarianship Part 9 6. Gender and Ethnicity Part 10 7. Library Buildings and Preservation Part 11 8. Library Information Science Education and Library Literature Part 12 9. Prominent Leaders in the Field of Libraries and Librarianship Part 13 10. Summary and Conclusion Part 14 Appendix: Chronology Part 15 Bibliography Part 16 Index Part 17 About the Author
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