The Changing Culture of Libraries: How We Know Ourselves Through Our Libraries
Renee FeinbergISBN: 0786411384;
From the civil rights and antiwar demonstration 1960s to the age of the electronic library, there have always been many librarians and readers who care deeply about library traditions. In compiling this collection of 18 essays, editor Renee Feinberg has included writers who give voice to their struggle to preserve something of a classic library culture in a dot.com environment. Essays cover childhood library memories and reasons for going to library school, the perspective of a blind library professional, and small town library development. The thoughts of a cataloguing librarian, of an academic librarian on preservation of collections, of an American using libraries at Cambridge and the British Museum as a college student, and of a reference and bibliographic librarian at a small Midwestern liberal arts college are related. Writers discuss their experiences in the libraries of Southern California, Montserrat in the aftermath of hurricane and volcano, and the participation of...
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