Popular Religious Libraries in North America: A Statistical Examinationby John F. Harvey, Jo Ann Mourides
Few scholars of library science, theology, or popular culture know that 27% of all the libraries in the U.S. and Canada have some form of religious affiliation. John Harvey, a noted international library consultant and former dean of the library school at Drexel, has spent years compiling an exhaustive analysis of these collections, an analysis that will provide the framework for further study of the religious library world as it exists in these two countries. Popular Religious Libraries contains the same data for parochial school libraries, congregational libraries, and libraries open to the public. This extraordinary range of statistics provides the tools to analyze these libraries and their collections relative to other types of libraries in the U.S. and Canada. The author compares geographic and demographic settings, and, in separate sections, presents statistics on library personnel, management, material, expenditures, and use. Each section also includes figures from the prior ten years for longitudinal analysis.
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John F. Harvey (Ph.D., University of Chicago) has had several careers in his fifty years of library and information service academic library director, library school dean and professor, international consultant, writer and editor. He is a frequent book reviewer and a member of seven religious library associations. He has published ten books and contributed to many professional papers and book reviews.
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