By Gerard B. McCabe
Options to the original difficulties of educational libraries in city and metropolitan components are supplied during this expert instruction manual. matters confronted by way of the directors of those libraries can range markedly from these encountered via their opposite numbers in residential university cities. carrier calls for emanate from neighborhood company, undefined, different libraries, and concrete excessive faculties. inner companies needs to be formed for a nonresident college and a frequently older pupil physique. Written by means of skilled city college librarians, this guide should be a useful resource for his or her expert colleagues in addition to for college students of library technology.
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As Edward G. Holley noted, the question for the urban 6 The Mission of the Urban Academic Library universities "was not whether they would be committed to community action and service but how and in what ways" (1972, 179). The urban universities in this country were expected by those who established and nurtured them to become as significant to the development of the city as the land-grant schools had been to agriculture (Jencks and Riesman 1968). The concept of the urban university grew out of a need for educational opportunities and services to newly arrived immigrants and to others living in the city.
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Academic Libraries in Urban and Metropolitan Areas: A Management Handbook (The Greenwood Library Management Collection) by Gerard B. McCabe