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Library Trends 03 (2) Fall 1954: Services to Readers

 

Library Trends 3 (2) Fall 1954: Services to Readers. Edited by Leslie W. Dunlap.

Librarianship, like a cake, can be cut in many ways. One may slice vertically and divide the field by types of libraries as was done in the issues of Library Trends on college and university, public, school, special, and governmental libraries. Or, one may cut across the subject and serve, possibly unbroken, a thin and wide slice. This was done in the issues devoted to cataloging and classification, and to personnel administration, and this is attempted here. No plea is made for the superiority of the thin and wide slice over the thick and narrow; librarianship must be explored in many directions if we are to understand its nature.

Early in the planning for this issue the writer concluded that it would not be possible to make a close examination of every square inch of the broad slice of librarianship covered by the term "public services" and that the sensible thing to do was to develop segments of the subject which promised to be of sufficient importance and interest to warrant investigation at this time. To return to our culinary metaphor, vertical cuts were now to be made in the horizontal slice, these sections were to be described in detail, and the rest was to be left untouched. In this manner, the reader would be able to taste choice morsels from every section of the cake; if he would have more, he must wait for succeeding issues.


Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at] jhupress.jhu.edu, or visit www.press.jhu.edu/journals.


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