Introduction to Public Librarianship, Second Edition

3.21 avg rating
( 112 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781555706975: Introduction to Public Librarianship, Second Edition
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Here is the much anticipated second edition of author Kathleen de la Peña McCook s groundbreaking one-of-a-kind resource that is used in libraries and universities across the nation and definitively sets the standard for public librarianship literature. Cited as one of the top twenty researchers in library science, de la Peña McCook, a distinguished university professor and renowned public library scholar, has thoroughly revised and updated every one of the book s chapters to provide both professionals and LIS students with the most current and comprehensive introduction to public librarianship. McCook covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history to its current incarnation in the 21st century information environment. Following three engaging chapters on the history of public libraries, her thorough Table of Contents includes: * Statistics, Standards, Planning, Evaluations and Results * Organization, Law, Funding, Politics, Publicity * Administration and Staffing * Structure and Infrastructure. Web sites. Library 2.0 * Adult Services * Youth Services * Associations, State Library Agencies, Standards, Rankings and Quality of Life * Global Perspectives on Public Libraries * Human Rights: A New Paradigm for Public Library Service Readers will especially welcome the new coverage of Web 2.0 and its massive impact, as well as global perspectives on the public library, and insight into the relationship between public library services and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its coverage, Introduction to Public Librarianship, Second Edition continues to live up to the description that appeared in Public Libraries (September/October 2007): a fact-filled compendium of valuable information, a handbook for the working librarian, educator, and researcher.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"The text is generously complemented by tables and charts containing a wealth of statistical information, reproductions of policy statements, and other important documents. It will be of value to anyone looking at the development of public library services in the international context. Of particular usefulness is the clearly up-to-date bibliography of over 100 pages." --The Australian Library Journal, November 2011

"Effectively balancing between information and knowledge, practice and research, and common history and hidden history, Kathleen de la Peña McCook's new edition of her Introduction to Public Librarianship does an exemplary job of encapsulating the epic sweep of public librarianship in an engaging manner. Exploding with examples of current services, policies, and programs in public libraries around the country, many useful statistics, historical and contemporary anecdotes, sidebars about underrepresented groups, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading on every topic, this book tops the 500-page mark, yet nothing feels in excess. The book not only stands as an excellent introductory text to librarianship for new students, but it would make an excellent reference for current library professionals and should be required reading for any faculty members working with future public library professionals." --Library Quarterly

"... most chapters ... have been extensively revised to reflect recent developments and current tools ... Introduction to Public Librarianship is the most comprehensive one-volume text on this topic ... one of the go-to texts for public librarianship." --Booklist

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kathleen De La Pena McCook
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc. (2011)
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc., 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX1555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McCook, Kathleen De La Pena
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc (2011)
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 73.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kathleen De La Pena McCook
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97815557069750000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kathleen De La Pena McCook
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Second Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This second edition has been revised and updated to provide both professionals and LIS students with the most current and comprehensive introduction to public librarianship. The author covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history to its current incarnation in the 21st century. Seller Inventory # AAN9781555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kathleen De La Pena McCook
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Second Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This second edition has been revised and updated to provide both professionals and LIS students with the most current and comprehensive introduction to public librarianship. The author covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history to its current incarnation in the 21st century. Seller Inventory # AAN9781555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kathleen De La Pena McCook
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 81.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kathleen De La Pena McCook
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc. (2018)
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc., 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

McCook, Kathleen De La Pena
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc (2011)
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9781555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 86.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.54
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kathleen De LA Pena McCook
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc.
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc. Paperback. Condition: New. 524 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 1.4in.Here is the much anticipated second edition of author Kathleen de la Pea McCook s groundbreaking one-of-a-kind resource that is used in libraries and universities across the nation and definitively sets the standard for public librarianship literature. Cited as one of the top twenty researchers in library science, de la Pea McCook, a distinguished university professor and renowned public library scholar, has thoroughly revised and updated every one of the book s chapters to provide both professionals and LIS students with the most current and comprehensive introduction to public librarianship. McCook covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history to its current incarnation in the 21st century information environment. Following three engaging chapters on the history of public libraries, her thorough Table of Contents includes: Statistics, Standards, Planning, Evaluations and Results Organization, Law, Funding, Politics, Publicity Administration and Staffing Structure and Infrastructure. Web sites. Library 2. 0 Adult Services Youth Services Associations, State Library Agencies, Standards, Rankings and Quality of Life Global Perspectives on Public Libraries Human Rights: A New Paradigm for Public Library Service Readers will especially welcome the new coverage of Web 2. 0 and its massive impact, as well as global perspectives on the public library, and insight into the relationship between public library services and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its coverage, Introduction to Public Librarianship, Second Edition continues to live up to the description that appeared in Public Libraries (SeptemberOctober 2007): a fact-filled compendium of valuable information, a handbook for the working librarian, educator, and researcher. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 114.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

McCook, Kathleen De La Pena
Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc.
ISBN 10: 1555706975 ISBN 13: 9781555706975
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1555706975 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781555706975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book