The Whole Library Handbook 4: Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa about Libraries and Library Services, Volume 4

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George M. Eberhart
American Library Association, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 585 pages
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Now in its fourth version, The Whole Library Handbook is a one-volume encyclopedia of library history, demographics, folklore, humor, current events, and popular wisdom. The new volume is organized in easy-to-find general categories, including types of libraries, the profession, people, materials, special users, operations, technology, promotion, issues, and librariana. Readers will find fascinating bits of trivia, as well as humorous sections on "how many academic librarians does it take to change a lightbulb?" and "advice from naughty library assistants." Also included are thoughtful essays and reprints of important journal articles by noted experts. The Whole Library Handbook 4 provides a range of current facts and serious and not-so-serious discussions on subjects including: 20th-century library movements in a nutshell Fundamentals of good press releases More silly and illogical reasons to ban a book Why people challenge library materials A glossary of blogging terms The earliest printed books in selected languages Full of lists, contacts, resources, and additional references, The Whole Library Handbook 4 answers all types of library-related questions in a one-stop, must-have guide!

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First published in 1991, this "first-stop, all-in-one" compendium of library data has been revised to contain almost 90 percent new and updated material. New topics include homeschoolers and the ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

George M. Eberhart is a senior editor of American Libraries magazine for the American Library Association. Since 2006 he has been the editor of American Libraries Direct, ALA s weekly e-newsletter. From 1980 to 1990 he was editor of College & Research Libraries News, the news magazine of ALA s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) division. Author of The Librarian's Book of Lists, he has also written on the subjects of UFOs, cryptozoology, and postcard collecting.

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