|Title:||LSA: A Political Scientist's View
|Subject(s):||Libraries and state --United States
|Abstract:||In my career with state libraries, I begin to feel rather
like James B. Conant in his empyrean reviews of education in
the United States. I would imagine that Conant is one of the
most disliked men in America. He is constantly speaking on
matters to which other people have given their entire lives
but to which he has devoted a few years of study. I am probably
the second most disliked person in the United States since after
a few months of experience with state libraries and public libraries
I have begun to speak as an authority on matters to
which other people have devoted a lifetime of endeavor.
The reason for my being here, as you people know very
well, is that I am currently the director of a study of library
services in state government, sponsored by the American Library
Association and financed by the Carnegie Corporation.
Even before I started on this project, I began reporting on its
progress. I fear that in all too many cases I have been repeating
my reports to some of you patiently seated here. The consequence
is that before my data are in I am gratuitously giving
conclusions, which, as a conscientious social scientist, I
should reserve until I have had a change to complete the study.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In D.E. Strout (ed). 1961. The impact of the Library services act : progress and potential : papers presented at an institute conducted jointly by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science and the Library Services Branch, U.S. Office of Education. Urbana, IL: Graduate School of Library Science: 93-112.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (8th : 1961)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16