A Guide to the Study of the United States of America - Supplement

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F. Librarianship and Library Use

2938. Conference on Libraries and Automation, Airlie Foundation, 1963. Libraries and automation; proceedings, edited by Barbara Evans Markuson. Washington, Library of Congress, 1964. 268 p. illus. 64–62653 Z699.C6 1963

The report of a conference sponsored by the Library of Congress, the National Science Foundation, and the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Among the objectives of the meeting were the establishment of a dialog between computer experts and professional librarians engaged in automation research, identification of areas in which there was overlapping or duplication of effort in library automation programs, and familiarization of librarians with the most recent technical advances in the field. The proceedings are divided into seven sections covering the library of the future, file organization and conversion, file storage and access, graphic storage, output printing, library communications networks, and the automation of library systems. Automation and the Library of Congress (Washington, Library of Congress, 1963 [i.e. 1964] 88 p.) is the report, by Gilbert W. King and other technical experts, of a two-year survey undertaken for the Library of Congress to determine the desirability and feasibility of automating bibliographic operations in large research libraries, with particular emphasis on the Library of Congress.

2939. Coplan, Kate, and Edwin Castagna, eds. The library reaches out; reports on library service and community relations by some leading American librarians. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Oceana Publications, 1965. xiv, 403 p. illus. 65–22164 Z665.C755

Includes bibliographical references.

A survey of library service and communication, written by librarians who, according to the editors, were selected to contribute because of their distinguished professional stature and their outstanding record of accomplishment in their respective fields. Although emphasis is placed on the public library, one article each is devoted to school, university, State, and regional libraries. One aspect of public library service is treated comprehensively in Library Adult Education, the Biography of an Idea (New York, Scarecrow Press, 1963. 550 p.), in which Margaret E. Monroe discusses the evolution of the library’s role in community adult education in the United States between the early 1920’s and the early 1960’s. Out of the Symposium on Library Functions in the Changing Metropolis, held in Dedham, Mass., in 1963, came The Public Library and the City (Cambridge, M.I.T. Press [1965] 216 p. A Publication of the Joint Center for Urban p. A Publication of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University), edited by Ralph W. Conant; it provides a new look at the urban library by urban social scientists, economists, historians, sociologists, political scientists, planners, communications experts, library scholars, and library administrators.

2940. Holley, Edward G. Charles Evans: American bibliographer. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1963. 343 p. (Illinois contributions to librarianship, no. 7) 63–10315 Z1004.E85H6. Bibliography: p. 323–330.

2941. Williamson, William L. William Frederick Poole and the modern library movement. New York, Columbia University Press, 1963. 203 p. illus. (Columbia University studies in library service, no. 13) 63–14110 Z720.P6W5. Bibliography: p. [193]–196.

Charles Evans held a variety of positions in American libraries of the late 19th century, but his most significant contribution to scholarship was his American Bibliography; a Chronological Dictionary of All Books, Pamphlets, and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America From the Genesis of Printing in 1639 Down to and Including the Year 1820 (1903–34. 12 v.). Evans did not reach the goal announced in the title of his work, but he did carry through the letter "M" of 1799. "Almost single-handedly," Holley observes, "he accomplished what one of his colleagues has hailed as ’one of the greatest bibliographical compilations of all time.’" William Frederick Poole and the Modern Library Movement is the biography of a mentor of Charles Evans. Poole headed the Boston Athenaeum, the Cincinnati Public Library, the Chicago Public Library, and the Newberry Library. He prepared Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, the pioneer index to American and English periodicals, served as president of both the American Library Association and the American Historical Association, and wrote numerous articles, reviews, and books.

2942. Schick, Frank L., ed. The future of library service: demographic aspects and implications. Urbana, University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library Science, 1962 [c1961] 286 p. illus. (Illinois contributions to librarianship, no. 6) 62–62687 Z731.S3

Includes bibliographies.

Demographic projections are cited which indicate that, in addition to being 37 percent larger than in 1960, the population of the United States in 1980 will be more urbanized and better educated. The average age will be younger, but the proportion of people 65 years of age and over will have increased. The library’s function in the light of these and other demographic projections is the central topic of this group of articles reprinted from the July and October 1961 issues of Library Trends. The contributors discuss characteristic services to be expected in various kinds of libraries and also give consideration to documentation and to books, serial publications, and audiovisual materials as library resources. The concluding article reflects the point of view of the American Library Association concerning appropriate governmental action for adequate library development. Verner W. Clapp, in The Future of the Research Library (Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1964. 114 p. Phineas L. Windsor series [i.e. lectures] in librarianship [no. 8] 1963), discusses possible means by which the general research library of the future can meet the increasing need for it to make available to users the persistently multiplying "informational records of mankind."

2943. Shores, Louis. Mark Hopkins’ log, and other essays. Selected by John David Marshall. Hamden, Corm., Shoe String Press, 1965. 383 p. 65–12144 Z665.S48

Includes bibliographical references.

Articles, essays, addresses, and lectures by the dean of the Florida State University Library School. Selected from Shores’ publications in journals and anthologies during the years from 1928 to 1964, these writings stress the role of the librarian in fostering a "continuous communicability" between books and people. Of, by, and for Librarians (Hamden, Conn., Shoe String Press, 1960. 335 p. Contributions to library literature), compiled by John D. Marshall, is an anthology of miscellaneous articles and essays on books, libraries, and the library profession. Essays on reference librarianship exclusively have been brought together by Arthur R. Rowland in Reference Services (Hamden, Conn., Shoe String Press, 1964. 259 p. Contributions to library literature, no. 5).

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Chicago: "F. Librarianship and Library Use," A Guide to the Study of the United States of America - Supplement in Oliver H. Orr, Jr. And Roy P. Basler, Eds. A Guide to the Study of the United States of America—Supplement, 1956-1965 (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975), Pp.476-477 477. Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8WFMMCJPMTQURM.

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