Libraries to the People: Histories of Outreach

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Fourteen essays collected here examine historical and contemporary endeavors of librarians, educators, and organizations in the US to bring library services to groups that previously did not have them. Essays are presented in sections on benevolent and commercial organizations, government supported programs, and innovative outreach services. The editors are librarians at Purdue University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Fourteen essays collected here examine historical and contemporary endeavors of librarians, educators, and organizations in the US to bring library services to groups that previously did not have them. Essays are presented in sections on benevolent and commercial organizations, government supported programs, and innovative outreach services. The editors are librarians at Purdue University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Edited by two Purdue University librarians, this fascinating and aptly titled book is a compilation of individual histories rather than a comprehensive overview of U.S. library history. The 14 essays, most of which were originally presented at programs of the American Library Association's Library History Round Table at the 1999 annual conference, focus on outreach services to isolated and underserved groups over the past 200 years. Such services included libraries in rural Louisiana, shipboard libraries, traveling libraries, and prison libraries. Also discussed are services for immigrants at the turn of the 20th century, for African Americans in Nashville, and for American Indians on reservations. Especially interesting is John Fritch's piece on the use of the telegraph, telephone, and radio in library outreach and Gerald Greenberg's survey of open-air libraries from 1905 to 1944. Read together these essays paint a picture of innovation and social responsibility. As Kathleen de la Pe$a McCook writes in her foreword, "It is [this] kind of intense experimental outreach service ...that has moved U.S. librarianship to the expansive philosophy of equal access that defines it." Highly recommended for library science collections and for individual readers interested in outreach services or social activism in libraries.-Rhea Joyce Rubin, Independent Lib. Consultant, Oakland Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786413591
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/27/2003
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Robert S. Freeman is a librarian at Purdue University. David M. Hovde is a librarian at Purdue University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction 1
1 Books Along the Bayous: Reading Materials for Two Centuries of Rural Louisianians 11
2 Harper & Brothers' Family and School District Libraries, 1830-1846 26
3 Benevolence at Sea: Shipboard Libraries for the American Navy and Merchant Marine 50
4 Valleys Without Sunsets: Women's Clubs and Traveling Libraries 73
5 The ALA Committee on Work with the Foreign Born and the Movement to Americanize the Immigrant 96
6 Reachin' Behind Bars: Library Outreach to Prisoners, 1798-2000 113
7 The Indiana Township Library Program, 1852-1872: "A Well Selected, Circulating Library as an Educational Instrumentality" 128
8 The Adult Collection at Nashville's Negro Public Library, 1915-1916 148
9 Historical Overview of Tribal Libraries in the Lower Forty-Eight States 157
10 Electronic Outreach in America: From Telegraph to Television 165
11 "On the Roof of the Library Nearest You": America's Open-Air Libraries, 1905-1944 181
12 The Use of Radio to Promote the Municipal Reference Library of the City of New York 192
13 Synergy, Social Responsibility, and the Sixties: Pivotal Points in the Evolution of American Outreach Library Service 203
14 For the Love of Books: Eddie Lovett and His Backwoods Library 219
Contributors 231
Index 235
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