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Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age
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Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age

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Author: Redmond Kathleen Molz

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 275


Quintessentially American institutions, symbols of community spirit and the American faith in education, public libraries are ubiquitous in the United States. Close to a billion library visits are made each year, and more children join summer readings programmes than little league baseball. Public libraries are local institutions, as different as the communities they serve. Yet their basic services, techniques and professional credo are essentially similar. In this text, Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain assess the current condition and direction of the American public library. They consider the challenges and opportunities presented by electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities and cultural trends. They draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country; extensive reading of reports, surveys, and other documents; and their long-standing interest in the library's place in the social and civic structure. The book combines a scholarly, humanistic and historical approach to public libraries with a look at their problems and prospects, including their role in the emerging national information infrastructure.
  • Author: Redmond Kathleen Molz
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Tags: Language, Paperback / softback, Reference & Language
  • Barcode: 9780262632225
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