ISBN 9788184082333,The Whole Library Handbook

The Whole Library Handbook



Indiana Publishing House

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788184082333

ISBN-10 8184082339

Paper Back

Language (English)

Literature fiction

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 such as ?How many academics librarians does it take to change a lightbulb?? Also included are thoughtful essays and reprints of important journal articles by noted experts.

The Whole Library Handbook provides a range of current facts as well as serious and not-so-serious discussiions, 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 answes all types of library-related questions in a one-stop must-have guide!

About the Author
George M. Eberhart is a serior editor of American Library Association. From 1980 to 1990 he was editor of College and Research Libraries News, the news magazine of ALA's Association of College and Research Libraries division. He has also written on the subjects of UFO's cryptozoology, and postcard collecting. Eberthart holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and an MLS from the University of Chicago