1956: The nature and development of the library collection
Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no. 3, 1956); Edited by Donald E. Strout and F. Thelma Eaton
The Institute on the Nature and Development of the Library Collection, held November 11-14, 1956, at Robert Allerton Park, a University-owned country estate near Monticello, Illinois, was the third of a series of institutes offered for professional librarians of Illinois and other states by the University of Illinois Library School in cooperation with the Division of University Extension.
The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:
- The Library Collection at Mid- Twentieth Century - Robert B. Downs
- The Adult Book Collection - Jerome Cushman
- Books for Children and Young People - Elizabeth Nesbitt
- Paperback Books--Boon or Bane? - Donald E. Strout
- Periodicals and Documents - Helen Lightfoot
- Non-Book Materials, Libraries and Librarians - Harold Goldstein
- The Role of the State Library in the Development of Public Library Collections - Harold Brigham
- The Role of the Wholesaler - David Busse
- Censorship and Selection: The Librarian as a Trustee of the Public's Right to Know - Paul Bixler
Summary - Harold Lancour
The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Summary (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)The Institute was soundly based on the belief that collection development is the central function of librarianship. A library by definition is a collection of materials. To bring together a collection which furthers the ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)At any given moment of time in any individual library the book collection is the payoff on the librarian's performance as selector (or as censor). The book collection is the basic evidence of the librarian's professional ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)The past weeks have been full of campaign talk about the High Road and the Low Road. Although I am connected with one of the wholesalers, I expect to follow the High Road and stay away from competitive statements. ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)I. Introduction Specific examples of requests received by the Indiana State Library illustrate the important part that a state library plays in the development of local library collections . 1. A request from a small ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)Writing of one kind or another has been with us about 7,000 to 10,000 years; pictures, cave paintings, etc., as much as 50, 000 years. It has been only 35 years since educational motion pictures became a physical reality ...