Introduction to Library Public Services

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Libraries Unlimited, 1992 - Libraries - 374 pages
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This work focuses on the materials and activities and their interrelationships that are necessary for both professional and support staff in all types of libraries in providing library public service. Chapters are arranged by type of service, for example, reference service (both traditional and automated), bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, reserve services, special collections, serials, media services, government documents, and security issues. Within each chapter, the authors consider the philosophy and role of the particular service, variations in service and format, physical facility (and storage) implications of the service, staffing patterns and administrative concerns, and legal and ethical issues.

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Contents

8CIRCULATION SERVICES Continued
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2PUBLIC SERVICE IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIBRARIES
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3COMPUTERS AND LIBRARIES
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G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher he has published in both fields, and held a Fulbright (librarianship) and National Science Foundation (anthropology) Fellowship. His teaching experience has also been in both fields in the U.S. and the Nordic countries. Most of his administrative experience has been in private academic libraries--Harvard and Loyola Marymount Universities. He retired from full-time work as Associate Academic Vice president for Libraries and Information Resources. Author of numerous books, he consults for and volunteers at the Museum of Northern Arizona library and archives and Flagstaff City, Coconino Country Library System.

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