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Main Title The whole library handbook 4 : current data, professional advice, and curiosa about libraries and library services /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Eberhart, George M.
Publisher American Library Association,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 62393047
ISBN 0838909159; 9780838909157
Subjects Library science--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Libraries--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; libraries (buildings) ; Bibliotheekwezen ; Verenigde Staten ; Bibliothek--0 Gesamtdarstellung ; USA
Additional Subjects Amerika Haus Berlin--Video Lending Library ; Umschulungswerkstätten fèur Siedler und Auswanderer--Bitterfeld
Internet Access
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ELBM  Z665.2.U6W49 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/16/2023
Collation vi, 585 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Libraries -- People -- The profession -- Materials -- Operations -- The underserved -- Promotion -- Technology -- Issues -- Librariana. Now in its fourth version, The Whole Library Handbook is a one-volume encyclopedia of library history, demographics, folklore, humor, current events, and popular wisdom. The new volume is organized in easy-to-find general categories, including types of libraries, the profession, people, materials, special users, operations, technology, promotion, issues, and librariana. Readers will find fascinating bits of trivia, as well as humorous sections on ''how many academic librarians does it take to change a lightbulb?'' and ''advice from naughty library assistants.'' Also included are thoughtful essays and reprints of important journal articles by noted experts. The Whole Library Handbook 4 provides a range of current facts and serious and not-so-serious discussions on subjects including: a) 20th-century library movements in a nutshell; b) fundamentals of good press releases; c) more silly and illogical reasons to ban a book; d) why people challenge library materials; e) a glossary of blogging terms; and f) the earliest printed books in selected languages. -- Back cover.