Library Trends 01 (2) Fall 1952: Current Trends in Special Libraries


Library Trends 1 (2) Fall 1952: Current Trends in Special Libraries. Edited by Herman H. Henkle.

A library, in our best professional use of the term, is a planned collection of books, manuscripts, and other records, i.e., a collection selected and organized to meet the reading, study, or research needs of a specific clientele. Types of libraries, then, it would seem, may be distinguished by two principal characteristics, the clientele served and the nature of the collection, the former being the primary determinant of the latter.

Read as a group, these papers can clarify the concept of special librarianship and make a constructive and timely contribution to this vital aspect of the profession of librarianship as a whole. Certainly, we special librarians have a vital stake in nurturing our own professional inheritance.

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