- Paperback: 255 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Company (January 28, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 078641359X
- ISBN-13: 978-0786413591
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,024,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Libraries to the People: Histories of Outreach
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"fascinating...highly recommended"--Library Journal; "fascinating study"--Public Library Quarterly; "bringing library services to isolated populations has always been a goal of the profession"--American Libraries; "impressive...very strongly recommended"--Midwest Book Review; "well researched...a valuable reference"--Catholic Library World; "significant...provides insights into the social context of libraries...a useful resource"--The Australian Library Journal; "we live in an information age, yet pockets of people remain underserved because of geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural factors. Anyone who wants a deeper understanding or how people have addressed this challenge historically should pick up a copy of [this book]...entertaining and enlightening...this volume should be required reading by students who are preparing for careers in the information professions and by anyone committed to spanning the gap between margins and mainstream"--Libraries & Culture.
About the Author
Robert S. Freeman is a librarian at Purdue University. David M. Hovde is a librarian at Purdue University.