Library Trends 17 (1) Summer 1968: Group Services in Public Libraries


Library Trends 17 (1) Summer 1968: Group Services in Public Libraries. Edited by Grace T. Stevenson.

The concept of "group services" on which the articles in this issue of Library Trends are based is not original, but was formulated out of years of observation, discussion and practice. This issue addresses itself to what is being done today to give library service to groups in our population, with some attention to how these services have developed. In the opinion of some of the authors, libraries are not addressing themselves sufficiently to the most difficult problems facing our time, thereby scanting their educational responsibilities. Mary Lee Bundy has pleaded that "public libraries reconsider and reassess their basic commitments and sort out carefully the alternatives before them." If these articles help us to assess more accurately where we are now, so that we may consider more intelligently where we should be, they will have served a purpose.

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