The Public Library (Hardback)
  • The Public Library (Hardback)

The Public Library (Hardback)

Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 20/12/2008
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Public libraries have changed beyond anyone's predictions in the past ten years and are at a vital stage in their historical development. This timely book is the first standalone text to examine the role and services of the UK public library in the 21st century context.
The book discusses the nature and functions of the modern public library service, from its beginnings as the street-corner university, through its delivery of state-of-the-art services and beyond. At the heart of the book is a passionate argument for the professional and public significance of the public library service.
The key chapters are: public libraries: the modern contexthistorical development of public librariesequity of accesscultural and leisure rolesinformation, advice and informed citizenshiplifelong learningthe impact of ICTmanagement, governance and budgeting issuesperformance measurement and evaluationprofessional and staffing issuesmarketing, branding and buildingsthe public library of tomorrow. Readership: Of interest to all students and researchers of library and information science, as well as professionals in public libraries, this book is an advocacy tool for an essential service consistently under pressure.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856046169
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 249 x 194 x 21 mm

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