Library Trends 03 (1) Summer 1954: Current Trends in Personnel Administration


Library Trends 3 (1) Summer 1954: Current Trends in Personnel Administration. Edited by Bernard Van Horne.

In August 1938, Mr. John B. Kaiser entitled his contribution to the University of Chicago Library Institute "Personnel: the Key to Administration." This title was a statement of a conviction widely held in the profession. Expressed in many different ways, it was the instant, automatic response of all who were approached regarding plans for this issue of Library Trends. The sheer size of the subject, its multifaceted nature, when applied to questions of policy and practical administration in the many different types of libraries, dictated compromise with the ideal of completeness in planning this issue. No attempt has been made to discuss and to assess trends in each of the fields. Rather it has been the intent to review the major questions involved, particularly emphasizing the individual, for here is often the danger for the personnel worker or administrator faced with the need to meet the tests of a modern scientific approach to personnel matters.

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