South Dakota Library Bulletin Volume 8-15

South Dakota Library Bulletin Volume 8-15

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: the dollar fee, the member receives the ten regular issues of the Bulletin plus two special numbers. the handbook an the proceedings. Institutional members paying five dollars a year receive all numbers of the Bulletin and in addition receive a 10% discount on all A. L. A. publications which insures a substantial rcturn to a library on the dues paid. Other memberships are life memberships, sustaining memberships, etc., and full information regarding these may be had from A. L. A. headquarters. Americans have been accused of being dollar chasers, of judging the worth of everything by its value in dollars and cents. Perhaps to an is true for most of us agree when we are in a fair minded mood, that as a nation we depend too much upon the dollar sign as a measuring stick.-Perhaps it is this American tendency to wcigh_and measure everything which is causing librarians to place' so much stress upon statistics. Unfortunately much of our best work ls of such_an untangible nature that it cannot be reduced to terms of figures. The story of the boy who has had an introduction to his life work through a book borrowed at the library; the appreciatlon of the student who has borrowed the hooks necessary for a correspondence course from the li brary, rarely get into printed reports which necessarily consist mainly of figures as to the number of books loaned during a given period. the number of new books added, the total' number of books in the library and a variety of other things equally dull. These things have to be printed, we suppose, but beyond being an indication, what do they signify? Any library can double its circulation by merely putting all of its annual book appropriation into light fiction and advertising it assiduously. Any...
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771745
  • 9781236771742