Introduction to Public Librarianship 2/e
Kathleen de La Peña McCook
524 pages • 6" x 9"
Year Published: 2011
Discover the rich history, current challenges, and future possibilities of public library services with the revision of the text Library Journal called a treasure.
Praise for the previous edition: The work as a whole is a treasure, an essential tool for the LIS teacher. Kudos to McCook for this massive reservoir of original research and thoughtful analysis that will serve as a correction to its less-thorough predecessors. —Library Journal
Here is the much anticipated second edition of author Kathleen de la Peña McCooks groundbreaking one-of-kind resource that is used in libraries and universities across the nation and definitively sets the standard for public librarianship literature.
Cited as one of the top twenty researchers in library science, de la Peña McCook, a distinguished university professor and renowned public library scholar, has thoroughly revised and updated every one of the books 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.
Readers will especially welcome the new coverage of Web 2.0 and its massive impact, as well as global perspectives on the public library, and insight into the relationship between public library services and human rights.
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