Historical Dictionary of Librarianship

Historical Dictionary of Librarianship

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Although the history of librarianship as an organized profession dates only as far back as the mid-19th century, the history of libraries is much older, and people have been engaged in pursuits that we recognize as librarianship for many thousands of years. This book traces librarianship from its origins in ancient times through its development in response to the need to control the flood of information in the modern world to the profound transformations brought about by the new technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Historical Dictionary of Librarianship focuses on librarianship as a modern, organized profession, emphasizing the period beginning in the mid-19th century. Author Mary Ellen Quinn relates the history of this profession through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, libraries around the world, and notable organizations and associations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about librarianship.The first library school for French-speaking Africans, the Librarian Training Center for Francophone Countries, ... EASLIS introduced a PhD program in the 2004a€“2005 academic year. ... figure in the early history of African Americans in librarianship was Thomas Fountain Blue of the Louisville (Kentucky) Free Public Library.

Title:Historical Dictionary of Librarianship
Author:Mary Ellen Quinn
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-05-08


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