Library Trends 26 (3) Winter 1978: Institution Libraries


Library Trends 26 (3) Winter 1978: Institution Libraries. Edited by Harris C. McClaskey.

The 1970s are ushering in substantial changes in these social patterns as the individual, both in the institution and in the community, demands recognition and rights as an independent, dignified citizen. While libraries and library services in institutions provide a working microcosm for insights into all areas of librarianship, they have become a matter of general professional awareness and concern only in the twentieth century. This is the first issue of Library Trends to focus on institution libraries, and it includes discussion of users of libraries, institutional environments, historical changes, the varying needs of adults and children, library materials, public library cooperation, and education programs for institution librarians. Correctional facilities are excluded from the discussion, as these libraries were presented in the Summer 1977 issue of Library Trends. The following discussion pertains to library users within institutions, their needs, and the responses of librarians and libraries to those needs.

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