Public Libraries Volume 5

Public Libraries Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... and its use by the public, and discuss them of their own accord intelligently, they will have assumed a more just proportion of the burden they should bear. Responsibility of business men The business men of the world--which term includes financiers as well as tradesmen, retailers as well as jobbers and manufacturers, in fact, employers in any capacity--have a responsibility resting upon themselves which they should not seek to evade. This responsibility, if rightly assumed, is one which would redound to their benefit and credit in every way; to their financial gain as well as the increased earning power of those for whom it was evoked. It is, first, nothing more than the taking of sufficient interest in those under or connected with them to see that they are provided with the credentials necessary to admission to the library; are informed as to its value, and induced to make an earnest effort to use it. Every properly conducted public library, however small its resources, already has on its shelves, or will in some way find the means of placing there, books on any legitimate business, trade, or avocation, for which there is the smallest percentage of inquiry that exists for the latest novel. A second view of the question, the duty of the business man to himself, includes a knowledge of the library and a judicious use of its contents, or some such condi tion may ensue as that depicted in the following (quoted by Koopman, in his Mastery of books, from The Listener, in the Boston Transcript): All our business men have necessarily become schemers and promoters, no matter how petty their business is. They wear their brains out trying to find new ways of putting up jobs on their competitors, new ways of startling people with advertisements, new ways...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535138
  • 9781236535139