A New Path: Undergraduate Libraries at United States and Canadian Universities, 1949-1987
Roland Person's "A New Path" is a fine comprehensive study of such libraries based . . . on an examination of the perceptions of those involved in their operation, management, and administration. Person does an outstanding job summarizing the history and the literature of undergraduate libraries and of blending all of that material into a skillfully synthesized examination of the undergraduate library in the United States and Canada from 1949 through 1987. "Wilson Library Bulletin"
Because of the work's broad scope, all individuals involved in higher education will find much of value in this new volume. "Richard Johnson, SUNY Oneonta"
This is the first full-length study of university undergraduate libraries to appear since the late 1960s. It is a comprehensive description and evaluation of both the contextual role of present undergraduate libraries and the goals upon which they were founded and continue to operate. Person has provided an exhaustive analysis of the subject by clearly defining undergraduate libraries, identifying the reasons for which they were established, evaluating the assumptions that precipitated their inception, and describing the development of those that failed and those that succeeded.
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