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By Wayne A. Wiegand

ISBN-10: 0313267022

ISBN-13: 9780313267024

This learn successfully addresses the query: What used to be the involvement of the yank public library neighborhood within the nice battle? A entire creation presents an summary of public library heritage ahead of international struggle I, bearing on such subject matters because the progress of the general public library from the genteel, early nineteenth-century social libraries of recent England and the Mid-Atlantic states and the founding of the yank Library organization in 1876. The A.L.A. supplied for an alternate of data and a method to handle universal difficulties encountered in librarianship. It facilitated the adoption of the Dewey type approach, pressed for the ebook of periodical indexes, and commenced publishing its personal assortment publications. Wiegand information the socioeconomic features of turn-of-the-century library execs and their decision to deal with industrialization, urbanization, and immigration as those matters got here inside their sphere of impression. He identifies confusing difficulties of the interval: the shortcoming of public librarians to strength american citizens to really use their libraries, and the demanding situations posed via new forces within the cultural, highbrow, and literary worlds. it truly is by contrast history that American public librarians and their associations answered to the decision for united motion in the course of global warfare I.

Chapter 1 offers with the reaction to the good ecu struggle earlier than the USA entered at the allied part in 1917, whereas Chapters 2 and three study library-initiated wartime actions on either the neighborhood and nationwide degrees. The function of the general public library in meals conservation and the sometimes addressed factor of censorship and e-book burning are scrutinized in Chapters four and five. bankruptcy 6 outlines courses for the Americanization of immigrants. A concluding bankruptcy bargains a synthesis of the quantity. An essay on basic resources is incorporated within the bibliography. An energetic tool for Propaganda inaugurates the Beta Phi Mu's Monograph sequence that, within the culture of the foreign Library technology Honor Society's Chapbooks, will upload considerably to the scholarly literature of the library career. The publication might be an incredible addition to collections facing international warfare I, and a invaluable source for historians of that interval. simply because huge insurance has been given to the wartime actions of countless numbers of public libraries around the kingdom, many neighborhood public library collections should be enriched through this crucial volume.

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