Library Trends 11 (1) Summer 1962: Library Boards


Library Trends 11 (1) Summer 1962: Library Boards. Edited by J. Archer Eggen.

After the smoke settles it will become apparent that there is a wide range of opinion regarding not only the powers and responsibilities of library boards, but also their worth or value as governing bodies. Contributors to this issue range from seasoned veterans to the relatively inexperienced who still occupy seats below the salt. Content ranges from thoroughly documented research papers to so-called "think" pieces with frank expressions of the authors' editorial opinions. Since there exists such a disparity of both opinion and practice as to the composition, duties, responsibilities, and even the place of the library board in our society, it was the plan and is the hope that this issue will evoke both comment and discussion. However, it is not intended to be the definitive treatise on the subject of library boards; it will have fulfilled its function if it provides information or stimulates added interest in a subject which fosters such diverse conclusions and opinions as those expressed here.

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