Library Trends 28 (3) Winter 1980: Library Consultants


Library Trends 28 (3) Winter 1980: Library Consultants. Edited by Ellsworth E. Mason.

To read these articles is to hear loudly once again the chirring, swirling condition of librarianship of the past fifteen years, during which empires rose and fell, crowns blew off like leaves in the wind, and cities on the darkling plain were taken by ignorant armies that clashed by night. We are to a very great extent faced today with the repair of damage left by the period 1968-75 in librarianship. We have met the enemy, and he is us. At the same time, an extensive array of outside forces has intruded on library affairs to drain our energy and resources by making every- thing harder to do than it ever should be in any rational world. The expanding nature of these forces is described in full in this group of articles on library consulting. Taken together, these articles should give a much clearer view of the growing importance of consulting in libraries, of how it is likely to affect us all in the future, and of how we can maximize its effect.

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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