|Title:||Interlibrary Organization of Reference Service
|Subject(s):||Reference services (Libraries)
|Abstract:||The greatest development in American public library service
has been realized in the large cities. These large city
"systems" as they are frequently called, provide equality of
service to everyone within the area served. The patron of the
independent small library, inadequately financed, and therefore
poorly staffed and poorly supplied with books and periodicals
has the same need as the city dweller for services of
skilled librarians using the wealth of materials available in
such a library system.
As is pointed out in the new Public Library Standards
"even though local resources are limited, public officials and
librarians have a responsibility to provide full library services
to the community through a structure of cooperation and government.
" In other words, to combine two of the standards:
"Every individual should not only have free library service
available in his local community but he should also have access
through his local outlet to the full range of modern library
facilities provided by regional, state, and federal library
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In R.B.Phelps and J.Phillips (eds). 1957. The library as a community information center; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Library School, September 29-October 2, 1957. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 28-35.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (4th : 1957)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1957.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-13