Training for Librarianship: Library Work as a Career

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1921 - Law libraries - 224 pages

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Page 50 - Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Page 77 - For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are...
Page 50 - All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been : it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books.
Page 172 - We have been convinced that there is a great opportunity to better legislation through work of this kind — that the best way to better legislation is to help directly the man who makes the laws. We bring home to him and near to him everything which will help him to grasp and understand the great economic problems of the day in their fullest significance and the legislative remedies which can be applied and the legislative limitations which exist. We must take the theory of the professors and simplify...
Page 91 - ... students. A wide knowledge of books, ability to organize library material for efficient service, and successful experience in reference work should be demanded of every librarian. Most of all should the personality of the librarian be emphasized. Enthusiasm and power to teach and inspire are as essential in the high-school librarian as in the teacher.
Page 53 - The influence of the librarian as an educator is rarely estimated by outside observers, and probably seldom fully realized even by himself. Performing his duties independently of direct control as to their details, usually selecting the books that are to be purchased by the library...
Page 98 - Select the best books, list them elaborately, save them forever — was the sum of the librarians' creed of yesterday. To-morrow it must be, select a few of the best books and keep them, as before, but also, select from the vast flood of print the things your constituency will find helpful, make them available with a minimum of expense, and discard them as soon as their usefulness is past.
Page 56 - Books may be accumulated and guarded, and the result is sometimes called a library : but if books are made to help and spur men on in their own daily work, the library becomes a vital influence ; the prison is turned into a workshop.
Page 172 - ... fullest significance, and the legislative remedies which can be applied and the legislative limitations which exist. We must take the theory of the professors and simplify it so that the layman can grasp it immediately and with the greatest ease. The legislator has no time to read. His work is new to him, he is beset with routine work, he has to have conferences with his friends upon political matters, he is beset by office seekers and lobbyists, and he has no time to study.
Page 91 - Successful library experience in work with boys and girls of high school age, either in the reference room, in the children's department or school department of a public library, or in a high school should be required of candidates. Successful teaching experience in a high school is a valuable asset in the librarian. b Professional Requirements The standard requirements for future appointments of librarians in high schools should be a college or university degree with major studies in literature,...

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