Library Trends 28 (2) Fall 1979: Emerging Patterns of Community Service


Library Trends 28 (2) Fall 1979: Emerging Patterns of Community Service. Edited by Margaret E. Monroe and Kathleen M. Heim.

This issue of Library Trends presents an array of articles selected to demonstrate how patterns of library service emerge. New models of service may be viewed as consisting of three components: the activities involved, the functions performed, and the publics served. This collection covers a variety of emerging patterns. Some of the papers discuss intensified service to a cross section of special publics: adult new readers, citizens’ groups, the academic community (at levels of both elementary and higher education), adult learners, and health care workers. Other papers consider emerging patterns which demonstrate response to such stimuli as new technology (video and cable, information brokerage), reevaluation of the library’s mission (Consortium for Public Library Innovation), and shifting societal norms (bibliotherapy).

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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