Critically acclaimed since its inception, Advances in Librarianship continues to be the essential reference source for developments in the field of libraries and library science. Articles published in the series have won national prizes, such as the Blackwell North America Scholarship Award for the outstanding 1994 monograph, article, or original paper in the field of acquisitions, collection, development, and related areas of resource development. All areas of public, college, university, primary and secondary schools, and special libraries are given up-to-date, critical analysis by experts engaged in the practice of librarianship, in teaching, and in research.
Praise for the Series "Through the years this series has proven an important barometer of the profession--its concerns and values. The challenge, therefore, is for subsequent volumes to live up to expectations. In this case, these expectations have been met... The essays are all well written, scholarly, and very readable, without the unevenness often found in this type of work... Extensive bibliographies conclude each section and provide readers with excellent citations for furthering their reading. This work should appeal to librarians in libraries at many different professional levels. It is a credit to the continuing series." --Marjorie Bloss in AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL
E. Chapman and F. Lynden, Preface. F. Webster, Information: A Skeptical Account. K. Hunter, Publishing in 2000. A. McDonald, Planning Academic Library Buildings for a New Age. N. Pickwoad, Museum of the Book. P. Layzell Ward, Professional Education in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States in the 20th Century. L. German and Karen Schmidt, Acquisitions. J. Elkin and G. Mynott, The Child in the Electronic Age: New Developments in Resources and Services Provided for Children by Public Libraries. J. Wagstaff, The International Association of Music Libraries (IAML): Past, Present, and Future. I. Klim, The Impact of American Librarianship on Libraries of Communist and Postcommunist Russia.