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Introduction to Library Public Services / Edition 6

Introduction to Library Public Services / Edition 6


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Introduction to Library Public Services / Edition 6

Emphasizing the enormous changes wrought by technology, this essential text offers a solid, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. Chapters are arranged by type of service-reference services and sources, bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, reserve services, special collections, serials, media services, government documents, and security issues. Within each chapter, the authors consider the philosophy and role of the particular service, variations in service and format, physical facility (and storage) implications, staffing patterns and administrative concerns, and legal and ethical issues. The duties and responsibilities of professional librarians and support staff are incorporated throughout. The book has been entirely rewritten, integrating technological information throughout the book in context. For example, the effects of automation and the Internet on reference service are examined and there is greater emphasis on electronic, and especially Inte

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563086335
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/1999
Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

G. EDWARD EVANS, renowned Fulbright scholar and sought-after international consultant, is University Librarian and Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.

ANTHONY J. AMODEO is Associate Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction at the same institution.

THOMAS L. CARTER is Dean for Academic Resources at St. Mary's College of California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Reference Services

Chapter 3: Reference Sources

Chapter 4: Library Instruction

Chapter 5: Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Chapter 6: Circulation Services

Chapter 7: Reserve Services

Chapter 8: Special Collections

Chapter 9: Serial Services

Chapter 10: Media Services

Chapter 11: Government Information

Chapter 12: Security Issues

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