Southern Educational Review Volume 5, No. 1 - V. 6, No. 10

Southern Educational Review Volume 5, No. 1 - V. 6, No. 10

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama, that, in addition to the duties now required by law, the Department of Archives and History shall do and perform the following: 1. It shall encourage and assist in the establishment of public and school libraries, and in the improvement and strengthening of those already in existence; it shall give advice and provide assistance to librarians and library workers in library administration, methods and economy; and it shall conduct a system of traveling libraries." The work of the Library Division is now being vigorously pushed. It is organized in the following groups: Public library promotion; school library promotion; instruction and supervision; traveling libraries; publication; a periodical clearing-house. One of the first ways in which the influence of the new Division of Library Extension was exerted was to procure the incorporation of the following section in the new municipal code: "Section 178. Cities and towns shall have the right to establish and maintain, or aid in establishing or maintaining, public libraries, either separately or in connection with the public schools." Prior to the adoption of this provision, no city or town in the State had the right to appropriate any of its revenues to the establishment or maintenance of a public library unless its charter specially provided that it might do so. As very few towns had such provisions in their charters, and as it took an act of the Legislature to amend any charter not so empowered, the conditions in Alabama prior to the adoption of the new code were practically prohibitory of library support in the State. "The old order changeth" here at the South, as elsewhere. Free public schools and free public libraries--a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694755X
  • 9781236947550