Library Trends 17 (2) Fall 1968: Young Adult Service in the Public Library


Library Trends 17 (2) Fall 1968: Young Adult Service in the Public Library. Edited by Audrey Biel.

One of the most interesting aspects of an issue of Library Trends on young adult service is that even thirty-five years ago the subject would not have been thought important enough to discuss at length-if it was thought of at all. The increased attention focused on people in their teens is one of the phenomena of our day and most of it did not begin until shortly after World War II.

We have not attempted in this issue to cover every aspect of service to young adults nor to establish standards but have rather hoped by our evaluations of different types of service to create a broader view and to stress the importance of establishing in this age level the habit of lifetime reading.

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], or visit

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