The Meaning of the Library

A Cultural History
Author: Alice Crawford
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691175748
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap.

Questioning Library Neutrality

Essays from Progressive Librarian
Author: Alison Lewis
Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC
ISBN: 1936117266
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 157
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Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian presents essays that relate to neutrality in librarianship in a philosophical or practical sense, and sometimes both. They are a selection of essays originally published in Progressive Librarian, the journal of the Progressive Librarians Guild, presented in the chronological order of their appearance there. These essays, some by academics and some by passionate practitioners, offer a set of critiques of the notion of neutrality as it governs professional activity, focusing on the importance of meaningful engagement in the social sphere.

An introduction to the history of medicine

with medical chronology, suggestions for study and bibliographic data
Author: Fielding Hudson Garrison
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 996
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Includes portraits, and biographies of famous historical physicians.

A History of Modern Librarianship: Constructing the Heritage of Western Cultures

Constructing the Heritage of Western Cultures
Author: Pamela Spence Richards,Wayne A. Wiegand,Marija Dalbello
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834733
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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A broad, comparative history of librarianship, this intriguing work goes beyond the standard focus on institutions and collections to help you explore the part modern librarianship played—and continues to play—in forming Western cultures. • Discusses the cultural role of libraries and the role of information in shaping modern society • Deepens readers' understanding of the history of the 20th century and modern librarianship, including digital convergence of the past two decades • Analyzes the cycles of "information explosion" and multiple information eras as part of the development of librarianship over more than a century • Explores tensions around professional neutrality in the provision of public access to information and knowledge in a democratic society

Historical Dictionary of Librarianship


Author: Mary Ellen Quinn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810875454
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
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Although the history of librarianship as an organized profession dates only as far back as the mid-19th century, the history of libraries is much older, and people have been engaged in pursuits that we recognize as librarianship for many thousands of years. This book traces librarianship from its origins in ancient times through its development in response to the need to control the flood of information in the modern world to the profound transformations brought about by the new technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Historical Dictionary of Librarianship focuses on librarianship as a modern, organized profession, emphasizing the period beginning in the mid-19th century. Author Mary Ellen Quinn relates the history of this profession through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, libraries around the world, and notable organizations and associations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about librarianship.

The Broadview Introduction to Book History


Author: Michelle Levy,Tom Mole
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460406036
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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Book history has emerged in the last twenty years as one of the most important new fields of interdisciplinary study. It has produced new interpretations of major historical events, has made possible new approaches to history, literature, media, and culture, and presents a distinctive historical perspective on current debates about the future of the book. The Broadview Introduction to Book History provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this field. Written in a lively, accessible style, chapters on materiality, textuality, printing and reading, intermediality, and remediation guide readers through numerous key concepts, illustrated with examples from literary texts and historical documents produced across a wide historical range. An ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in book history, it offers a road map to this dynamic inter-disciplinary field.

Places to Grow

Public Libraries and Communities in Ontario, 1930-2000
Author: Lorne Bruce
Publisher: Lorne Bruce
ISBN: 0986666602
Category: Libraries and community
Page: 490
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Books and Manuscripts of the Bakken


Author: Bakken Library of Electricity in Life,Judith A. Overmier,John Edward Senior
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 512
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The Bakken collection records the historical role of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and medicine. ...impressive. --MEDICAL HISTORY

Exhibits in Libraries

A Practical Guide
Author: Mary E. Brown,Rebecca Power
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786423528
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 258
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Library exhibits are more than entertainment for patrons. They can inspire and educate, stimulate an interest that can be explored in a book, or attract visitors who otherwise wouldn't stop by. Displays are also an opportunity for a library to put its creative foot forward or help patrons navigate the facility itself. This comprehensive "how-to" includes a everything a librarian or staff member needs to know to put on an exhibit, from hatching ideas to evaluating the end result. Illustrations and photographs show practical methods of planning, labeling and displaying. An introduction discusses the history and rationale of exhibits, and what librarians need to know to be responsible for them. Most of the book's pages, however, are dedicated to the hands-on process of creating an exhibit. The first part is a ten-step process for beginners. The second part includes everything a librarian or staff member might want to consider when creating an exhibit: the beginning idea (theme, goals, location); the development and design (layout, labeling and related concerns); the fabrication (materials and installation); and the exhibit from installation to removal (maintenance, care of volunteers, evaluation). Related issues include safety, administration, funding, contracts, public relations and other practical topics. Another section looks at special projects such as traveling displays and hands-on exhibits. Finally, the authors provide syllabi for continued study in a workshop or college course, along with a self-study guide.

The A to Z of the Orthodox Church


Author: Michael Prokurat,Alexander Golitzin,Michael D. Peterson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810876027
Category: Religion
Page: 439
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Of the three major branches of Christianity, Orthodoxy is the least known and most misunderstood. The A to Z of the Orthodox Church provides students, researchers, and specialists with a desk encyclopedia of the theology and theologians, saints, sinners, places and events of the Eastern Church. Two millennia of the religion are surveyed in over five hundred concise entries, concentrating primarily on the last 150 years. Includes an overview of the early Church through the Byzantine and Russian Empires, into the present multinational Orthodox presence in the ecumenical movement. Many of the general entries cannot be found elsewhere in English, and the comprehensive compilation of biographies of 19th- and 20th-century Orthodox theologians (American, Russian, Greek, and many other nationalities) is published here for the first time. This book includes a detailed 4,000-year chronology, illustrations, extensive bibliography, and an appendix listing the current canonical patriarchs and autocephalous churches.

Informed Agitation

Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond
Author: Melissa Morrone
Publisher: Library Juice Press
ISBN: 9781936117871
Category: Education
Page: 316
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In librarianship today, we encourage voices from our field to join conversations in other disciplines as well as in the broader culture. People who work in libraries and are sympathetic to, or directly involved in, social justice struggles have long embodied this idea, as they make use of their skills in the service of those causes. From movement archives to zine collections, international solidarity to public library programming, oral histories to email lists, prisons to protests - and beyond - this book is a look into the projects and pursuits of activist librarianship in the early 21st century.

Highland Park in the 20th Century


Author: Jeanne Kolva
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738597686
Category: History
Page: 127
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Throughout the 1900s, Highland Park maintained a sophisticated, small-town atmosphere with a spirit of welcome despite its transient population. The town's qualities include good schools, modest housing on tree-lined streets, lively community events, local shops and merchants, and sensible government. Officially established in 1905, the nearly two-square-mile trolley suburb is located across the Raritan River from the city of New Brunswick, home of Rutgers University and Johnson & Johnson. Highland Park's population grew from 700 in 1905 to today's 14,000 residents as subdivisions took over farmland. The large apartment complexes built after World War II further consolidated the borough's residential nature. Individual buildings are showcased on these pages, but it is the many community events, such as soapbox derbies, parades, sporting contests, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and dramatic productions, that demonstrate Highland Park's community pride.

The People's Treasures

Collections in the National Library of Australia
Author: John Robert Thompson
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642105979
Category: Library resources
Page: 81
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The People's Treasures provides a tempting insight into the richness of the collections held in the National Library of Australia. While celebrating the collections of the Library, this book pays tribute both directly and indirectly to the many and various ways in which they have been developed and enriched.