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A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1750-1996

A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1750-1996

by Edwin P. Beckerman
     
 
For the first time, a library history is focused on the way in which libraries of all kinds have developed within a single state. The growth of public libraries, the state library, school libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries are all considered in this one volume. New Jersey's library history stretches back into the mid-eighteenth century with the

Overview

For the first time, a library history is focused on the way in which libraries of all kinds have developed within a single state. The growth of public libraries, the state library, school libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries are all considered in this one volume. New Jersey's library history stretches back into the mid-eighteenth century with the development of a small book collection by the colonial government. In addition to the local events that shaped the growth of libraries in New Jersey, this history also touches on the strong national trends that were at work, which link New Jersey's development to similar occurences in other states. Thus, to read the story of libraries in New Jersey is also to begin to understand the growth of libraries throughout the nation.

Editorial Reviews

Library History
This book of Beckerman's is very comprehensive...it will be read with avidity in New Jersey, and it is also well worthy of attention by readers outside that State.
Lisca
...a welcome addition to the storehouse of U.S. library history...the arrangement and detailed index make it easier to locate information...valuable to those with a particular interest in New Jersey libraries and most useful to scholars who are examining broader aspects of U.S. library history.
LISCA
...a welcome addition to the storehouse of U.S. library history...the arrangement and detailed index make it easier to locate information...valuable to those with a particular interest in New Jersey libraries and most useful to scholars who are examining broader aspects of U.S. library history..
Booknews
An historical examination of the New Jersey library system highlighting the specific elements of development that reflect the national experience. Beckerman (retired director, Woodbridge Public Library) discusses the development of public, state, academic, special and county libraries, as well as funding, education and development, and summarizes the position of libraries in New Jersey today, comparing it with the status of libraries in the US, generally, and trends for the future. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810832725
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Edwin Beckerman is a library consultant in the areas of library construction, organization, and management. He served as president of the New Jersey Library Association (1971), and served as a member of council for the ALA from 1973-1976.

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