Keeping the Faith: The Public Library's Commitment to Adult Education, 1950--2006

Keeping the Faith: The Public Library's Commitment to Adult Education, 1950--2006

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The emergence of the information paradigm in the 1970s has challenged and continues to challenge the qlibrary faith, q the traditional ideology of public librarianship. Using several hundred sources including books, monographs, journal articles, research reports, government documents, conference proceedings, and other primary and secondary resources from the literatures of librarianship and adult education, this historical investigation demonstrates how the public library continues its commitment to the educational principles of the library faith, despite changes in institutional emphases, the challenges presented by the Internet and other technological innovations, the movement to merge librarianship and information science into one field, and the new public philosophy of economic instrumentality.The 1967 survey was designed to gather information on current services and data for comparison with the earlier surveys. ... The 1954 survey indicated that 32.6% of the libraries in the sample were engaged in outreach activities to groupsanbsp;...


Title:Keeping the Faith: The Public Library's Commitment to Adult Education, 1950--2006
Author: Brenda Weeks Coleman
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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