Public Libraries Volume 17

Public Libraries Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and the general ways in which its work as a national library resembles and differs from the work of large local libraries. Dr Putnam made most appreciative mention of the work of his predecessor, Dr Spofford, and urged the students to imitate as far as changed conditions permit, the intimate personal service which made the real "old-time librarian" a friend of readers as well as a keeper of books; to exercise an intelligent conservatism toward the new in library activities; and to aim at real public service rather than merely to fill the immediate public demand for novelty, or to assume functions which do not properly belong to the library. Sara E. Stevens, '13, has been obliged to leave school on account of illness and will be unable to resume school work this year. The New York State Library School association, (the alumni association of the school) is collecting examples of the work of the students in bibliographic and other library lines to serve as a basis for an exhibition of the past work and influence of the school at the formal dedication of the new state educational building next October. Several of the students have already sent copies of library publications, library plans, etc., in reply to a circular sent out by the president of the association, W. M. Hepburn, Purdue university, Lafayette, Ind. Mr Hepburn is anxious to receive from all permanent class officers, copies of class letters, address lists and any other information concerning the members of their respective classes. Pratt institute The work of the spring term now being carried on consists largely of practical work in the several departments of the library. Four of the students are enjoying the opportunity of practice work in the Newark public library. One...show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862880
  • 9781236862884