A Desire to Learn: Selected Writings (Hardback)
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A Desire to Learn: Selected Writings (Hardback)

Hardback 458 Pages / Published: 01/06/1993
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"Throughout the selections in this volume...one encounters the themes with which Eric Moon challenged an emerging generation to a virtual redefinition of librarianship...[He] has brought excitement and inspiration to a generation..." -from the Foreword by Arthur Curley Eric Moon-former editor-in-chief of Library Journal, former President of Scarecrow Press, recipient of the Lippincott Award, and Past-President and Honorary Member of the American Library Association-has taken a pivotal role in involving librarianship in political activism and socially progressive causes in general, and in bringing about the desegregation of American libraries in particular, fiercely defending intellectual freedom and free access to information and promoting library outreach and the democratization of the library profession. This collection of articles, editorials, and reviews spans some forty years of Moon's career in librarianship, journalism, and publishing in England, Canada, and the U.S.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810826861
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 203 x 156 x 30 mm

Moon's stature, his grace and wit as a writer, and the important ideas and issues that he discusses make this highly personal work a truly significant contribution to profession. * Wilson Library Bulletin *
...a readable survey of many of the issues that have faced our profession over the past decades on which Eric Moon spoke out including Vietnam, fees for library services, and segregation in libraries and library associations. * American Libraries *
Moon constantly urges his readers to take a stand-to act; if some of the causes have faded into history (though many have not), the prose remains a joy to read. * Journal of Academic Librarianship *
...a good primer of selected writings of the chief gadfly of American librarianship, Eric Moon. * The Library Quarterly *
Moon's papers do not cover a wide range of topics. But the matters with which they deal are so important and so often neglected, that this book deserves to be widely read and taken to heart, especially by those who believe market principles should apply to all information or that it will and should lead to the demise of libraries... * Journal Of Documentation *
I would commend the volume to anyone who believes libraries, and librarianship, have a real role and value in society. * Journal Of Librarianship and Information Science *
...a unique, historical overview of the profession...thought-provoking...Moon writes honestly and eloquently expresses his thoughts and opinions as he writes about important issues which were and continue to be relevant to this ever-changing profession. This diverse collection of writings is a most enlightening overview of the profession. * Public Library Quarterly *
Such voices are rarely heard today: not in politics...not in public life-and certainly not in the professional one. * Australian Library Journal *

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