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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Public Libraries
The book was enjoyable to read...Bobinski's text provides a perfect foundation to understand present and future library operations.
Reference and User Services Quarterly
The author is well qualified to write on this subject....a worthwhile read.
— Spring 2008 Vol 47, issue 3
Collection Management
Anyone interested in a tightly constructed history of American librarianship in one volume, written with authority by an established library historian and educator, will find Bobinski's Libraries and Librarianship a wonderful book to read. Better yet, if you can, buy this for your own professional reading shelf. It will stand you in good stead for years to come!
Public Services Quarterly
This book is recommended for academic libraries, especially those with library and information science programs.
Libraries and The Cultural Road
An important point of origin for further scholarly study.... Insightful chronology, an extensive bibliography, and a helpful index....If we are to learn the lessons of our own history, this book would be an excellent place to begin.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This is a very good book....This would be a good addition to any library.
2007 Booklist September 1
...summarizes the major trends and events that changed the library profession and world of libraries over the last 60 years....For comprehensive professional collections.
College & Research Libraries News
...an insightful retrospective on the past 60 years of the library profession.
College & Research Libraries (C&RL)
This work is a successful, substantial snapshot of digital library development....So much is occurring in the digital library world that the provision of an organized, coherent overview is more than welcome.
Reference and Research Book News
Writing with students, practitioners, and professors in mind, Bobinski (library and information studies, U. of Buffalo, SUNY) describes changes in the field of librarianship from 1945 to 2005 and related social, political, and economic factors. He begins with a review of information formats, the organization of sources, changes in reference service, trends in management, and the impact of technology. Subsequent chapters address different types of libraries, cooperation, funding, philanthropy, the role of the Council on Library and Information Resources, professional associations, gender and ethnicity, buildings, and education. The last chapter lists important figures in the field and their contributions.
Feliciter: Canadian Library Association
This book is highly recommended for libraries used by students in library programs and as a reference resource in large public libraries.
Reference and User Services Quarterly
This book is recommended for academic libraries, especially those with library and information science programs.
Booklist
...summarizes the major trends and events that changed the library profession and world of libraries over the last 60 years....For comprehensive professional collections.
Reference and User Services Quarterly - Spring 2008 Vol 47
The author is well qualified to write on this subject....a worthwhile read.
March 2008 American Reference Books Annual
This is a very good book....This would be a good addition to any library.
May 2007 Reference and Research Book News
Writing with students, practitioners, and professors in mind, Bobinski (library and information studies, U. of Buffalo, SUNY) describes changes in the field of librarianship from 1945 to 2005 and related social, political, and economic factors. He begins with a review of information formats, the organization of sources, changes in reference service, trends in management, and the impact of technology. Subsequent chapters address different types of libraries, cooperation, funding, philanthropy, the role of the Council on Library and Information Resources, professional associations, gender and ethnicity, buildings, and education. The last chapter lists important figures in the field and their contributions.
Canadian Library Association Feliciter
This book is highly recommended for libraries used by students in library programs and as a reference resource in large public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810858992
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

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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