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McCook, thoroughly revised and updated every one of the book s chapters to provide both professionals and LIS students with the most current and comprehensive introduction to public librarianship. McCook covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history to its current incarnation in the 21st century information environment. Following three engaging chapters on the history of public libraries, her thorough Table of Contents includes:Statistics, standards, planning, evaluations and results; Organization, law, funding, politics, publicity; Administration and staffing; Structure and infrastructure. Web sites. Library 2.0: Adult services; Youth services; Associations, state library agencies, standards, rankings and quality of life; Global perspectives on public libraries (written by Barbara J. Ford, Director, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor); Human rights: A new paradigm for public library service. Readers will especially welcome the new coverage of Library 2.0 issues, as well as global perspectives on the public library, and insight into the relationship between public library services and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its coverage, Introduction to Public Librarianship, Second Edition continues to live up to the description that appeared in Public Libraries's (September/October 2007): a fact-filled compendium of valuable information, a handbook for the working librarian, educator, and researcher.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||p. ix|
|The Landscape of Public Libraries in the Twenty-First Century||p. 1|
|Public Libraries Today||p. 1|
|Brahmins, Bequests, and Determined Women: The Beginnings to 1918||p. 11|
|Print Culture and Precursors Influencing the Establishment of Tax-Supported Public Libraries||p. 12|
|Tax-Supported Public Libraries||p. 17|
|Developments from 1876 through 1918||p. 34|
|Public Library Growth and Values: 1918-Today||p. 49|
|Equalizing Library Opportunity: Toward a National Role||p. 49|
|Libraries at the Federal Level||p. 51|
|The Public Library after World War II||p. 53|
|The Evolution of the Public Library Message||p. 58|
|U.S. Public Libraries in Their Third Century||p. 64|
|Statistics, Standards, Planning, Results, and Quality of Life||p. 75|
|Making the Case: From Faith to Fact||p. 75|
|Statistics for Public Libraries||p. 76|
|National Standards for Public Library Service: 1933-1966||p. 78|
|Planning for Public Library Service: 1966-Present||p. 82|
|State Standards, Ratings, and Peer Comparison||p. 88|
|Evaluation, Outcomes, and Quality of Life||p. 91|
|Organization, Law, Advocacy, Funding, and Politics||p. 101|
|The Organizational Basis of the Public Library||p. 102|
|The Legal Basis of the Public Library||p. 103|
|Library Funding||p. 118|
|Libraries and the Political Process||p. 125|
|Administration and Staffing||p. 131|
|Organizational Structures||p. 131|
|Library Boards||p. 132|
|The Library Director||p. 138|
|Organization of the Public Library Staff||p. 140|
|Broad-Based Issues Relating to Staffing||p. 151|
|Unions and Better Salaries and Working Conditions||p. 153|
|Structure and Infrastructure||p. 159|
|The Symbolism of the Public Library Building||p. 159|
|Public Library Buildings in the Beginning||p. 162|
|Setting National Standards for Facilities and Federal Funds for Construction||p. 163|
|Public Library Buildings for the Twenty-First Century||p. 166|
|Branches Both Physical and Digital, Bookmobiles, Joint-Use Libraries, and M-libraries||p. 175|
|Planning the Infrastructure: LSTA, Public Access Computing, and Broadband USA||p. 181|
|Protecting the Public and the Public Library: Security and Disaster Planning||p. 186|
|Keeping Up||p. 189|
|Adult Services||p. 199|
|Definitions and Milestones||p. 200|
|Functions of Adult Services as Reflections of Service Responses||p. 206|
|Service for All||p. 227|
|Youth Services||p. 241|
|Youth Services in Public Libraries||p. 241|
|Post-World War II to the Present||p. 245|
|Professional Associations||p. 248|
|Types of Children and Youth Services Today||p. 252|
|Looking at the Future of Youth Services||p. 274|
|The Interconnective Nature of the Public Library||p. 283|
|Professional Associations||p. 284|
|Urban, Rural, Bookmobile, and Outreach Organizations||p. 288|
|State Library Agencies||p. 289|
|Networks, Systems, and Consortia||p. 296|
|Multitype Library Cooperatives||p. 304|
|Social Networking, Groupware, and Collaborative Systems||p. 306|
|Librarians Ignoring Boundaries||p. 307|
|Global Perspectives on Public Libraries||p. 313|
|History and Purpose of Public Libraries: A World View||p. 314|
|Public Libraries Section of IFLA; IFLA Standards and Guidelines||p. 318|
|User Services, Collection Development, and Intellectual Freedom||p. 322|
|Governance and Funding||p. 324|
|International Library Development Initiatives||p. 328|
|Community Outreach and Services||p. 332|
|Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as the Future of World Librarianship||p. 334|
|The Future of Public Libraries in the Twenty-First Century: Human Rights and Human Capabilities||p. 339|
|Access to Knowledge Is Fundamental to Human Development||p. 341|
|The Public Library Is a Living Force for Culture||p. 347|
|U.S. Public Library Service Responses as a Human Rights Typology Reflecting the IFLA Multicultural Library Manifesto||p. 350|
|Libraries and Human Rights: The Future||p. 353|
|Selected Readings||p. 361|
|21st Century Learner Conference, U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services: Welcoming Remarks||p. 469|
|Community Foundations and the Public Library: Libraries for the Future||p. 475|
|Bibliography of National Statistics on Public Libraries||p. 483|
|About the Author and Contributors||p. 521|
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