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Librarianship Books

Librarianship Books – Collection

About 150 Librarianship books at the Internet Archive. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: International Librarianship, Intro to Librarianship, Music Librarianship, Media Librarianship, College Librarianship, Entrepreneurial Librarianship, Research Methods in Librarianship, Handbook of Black Librarianship, Bibliography and Modern Librarianship, Map Librarianship Readings, Rare Book Librarianship, Reference Librarianship, Law Librarianship in the 21st Century, Intro to Health Sciences Librarianship, Libraries and Librarianship in the West: a brief history, Academic Librarianship by Design, Librarian’s Glossary and Reference Book, The Role of Women in Librarianship 1876-1976, Librarianship in Canada 1946-1967, Integrating Geographic Information Systems into Library Services, The National Electronic Library, The School Library Media Center, many more free online books on Librarianship. Librarianship books, library management books, library science books.

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Library Science Books – Collection

More than 400 Library Science books from the Internet Archive. Some books: Library Services in Theory and Context, The American Public Library, Research Methods in Librarianship, The Library: an introduction for Library Assistants, Catholic Library World, The Future of the Research Library, Careers in a Library, Libraries and the Organization of Knowledge, A Student’s Manual of Bibliography, Librarians on the Information Superhighway, Handbook for Local Librarians, many more free eBooks on Library Science. Librarianship books, library science books, library management books.

Public Libraries Books – Collection

Over 200 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Public Libraries”. Some books: Nonfiction Reader’s Advisory, Public Library Services to Business, The Public Library Start-Up Guide, The Dewey Decimal System, Book Discussions for Adults: a leader’s guide, Citizen Participation and Public Library Policy, A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests, Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries, Collection Development Policies and Procedures, The Readers’ Advisor’s Companion, Financing Public Library Buildings, Planning the Modern Public Library Building, Fundraising for the Small Public Library, Young Adults and Public Libraries, Adult Programs in the Library, Serving Job Seekers and Career Changers, Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries, Intro to Public Librarianship, Hennen’s Public Library Planner, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction, The Complete Library Trustee Handbook, Administration of the Small Public Library, many more free eBooks on Public Libraries.Library management books, library science books.

School Libraries Books – Collection

About 200 School Libraries books from the Internet Archive. Some books: Activity Book for School Libraries, Book Selection for School Libraries, The Library in the School, Senior High School Library Catalog, Creating the New Elementary School Library Program, Tips and Other Bright Ideas for Secondary School Libraries, The School Library Media Center, Books Appeal: get teenagers into the school library, Reference Skills for the School Library Media Specialist, Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Books Kids Will Sit Still For, Exploring Science in the Library, Children’s Catalog, Magical Library Lessons, Senior High Core Collection, Paperback Books for Children, Book Censorship in the Schools, How to Choose Good Books for Kids, Internet for Active Learners: curriculum-based strategies for K-12, Library Skills Activities for the Primary Grades, Collection Assessment and Management for School Libraries, Reference Books for Children, Teaching Library Skills in Middle and High School, many more free online books for School Libraries. Librarianship books, library management books.

Library Management Books – Collection

About 150 Library Management books online at the Internet Archive. Some books: The Business Library and How to Use It, Managing Library Employees, Managing Library Automation, Administrator’s Guide to Library Building Maintenance, Preserving Library Materials: a manual, Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel, iPads in the Library, An Intro to Planning and Designing a New Library Building, Evaluation of Library Collections, Access and Electronic Resources, Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library, Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services, Library Training for Staff and Customers, Computers in Libraries: an intro for library technicians, Detecting and Preventing Financial Misconduct in our Library, The Measure of Library Excellence, What They Don’t Teach You in Library School, many more free online books on Library Management. Librarianship books, library science books.

Academic Libraries Collection

About 250 Academic Libraries books from the Internet Archive. Some books: Best Books for Academic Libraries (many volumes), Managing Change in Academic Libraries, Preparing Today’s Bibliographers for Tomorrow’s Libraries, Books for College Libraries, The Academic Librarian’s Human Resources Handbook, Restructuring Academic Libraries, Retrenchment in Canadian Academic Libraries, Mistakes in Academic Library Management, Planning Manual for Academic Library Buildings, Issues in Academic Librarianship, Interlibrary Loan in College Libraries, University Library Administration, Academic Research and Library Resources, many more free eBooks on Academic Libraries. Academic libraries books, information management books.

Small Library Buildings

A Collection of Plans Contributed by the League of Library Commissions

A.L.A. Publishing Board
A.L.A. Publishing Board 1908 Dewey Dec. 022

Basic floor plans, photos and information are provided for 18 public libraries and two college libraries, all of which had been constructed within a few years before this booklet’s publication in 1908. The editor provides 15 pages of advice for designing and constructing a small library.

American Library Directory, 2000-2001 (Vol 1)

– Volume 2

Bowker Publishing
Bowker 2000 Dewey Dec. 027

Includes U.S. and Canadian public, academic, and special libraries arranged by state or province, city, and institution. Gives personnel and statistical data, subject interests, and special collections

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century: An Introduction

Cassell, Kay Ann and Hiremath, Uma
Neal-Schuman 2006 Dewey Dec. 011

Identifying the resources in major subject areas and genres, this book shows students how to approach the reference query by matching specific types of questions to the most appropriate format. It addresses reference management basics: selection and evaluation of material, management of the reference department, and future trends.
TOC: Fundamental Concepts – Introduction to Major Reference Sources – Special Topics in Reference and Information Work – Developing and Managing Reference Collections and Services

Dewey Decimal Classification: A Practical Guide

Chan, Lois Mai
Forest 1996 Dewey Dec. 025.4

A how-to manual for classifying books.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification. Chapter 2. Structure and organization of the text of the Dewey Decimal Classification, edition 21. Chapter 3. Structure and organization of the schedules: notes and instructions. Chapter 4. Subject anlysis and classification of a document. Chapter 5. Using the manual. Chapter 6. Using the relative index. Chapter 7. Shynthesis of class number or practical number building. Chapter 8. Table 1: standard subdivisions. Chapter 9. Table 2: Geographic areas, historical periods, persons. Chapter 10. Using table 3 with individual literatures and other classes. Chapter 11. Table 4: Subdivisions of individual languages and table 6: Languages. Chapter 12. Table 5: Racial ethinic, national groups and table 7: groups ogroups of persons. Chapter 13. Number building for complex subjects.

America’s Library: The Story of the Library of Congress, 1800-2000

Conaway, James
Yale Univ 2000 Dewey Dec. 027.5

The Library of Congress, considered by many to be the greatest library on earth, holds over 110 million items–books in 450 languages, irreplaceable national documents, priceless art works, and objects of cultural fascination. From a modest collection of 740 books purchased by the Congress in 1800, the Library has grown to house hundreds of miles of bookshelves. Laid end to end, they would stretch from Washington, D.C., to Chicago. This book tells the continuously interesting story of the first two hundred years of the Library of Congress. It is a vast history, filled with an immense cast of characters ranging from presidents, poets, journalists, and congressmen to collectors, artists, curators, and eccentrics.

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries

Connor, Elizabeth, ed.
Haworth Information 2006

“An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive textbook that presents compelling case studies and thought-provoking essays that teach the principles of reference services. Eighteen authorities from private and public academic libraries around the United States offer unique perspectives and solid information in an active learning format that requires students to think and learn. The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services.” – Book cover

The Public Library Movement in the United States, 1853-1893

From 1876, Reminiscences of the Writer

Green, Samuel Swett
Boston Book 1913 Dewey Dec. 020.9

The author was associated with the Free Public Library in Worcester, MA since 1867, and a member of the governing body of the American Library Association (A.L.A.) since 1876. In 1891 he was chosen President of the A.L.A.

Directories in Print

A descriptive guide to print and non-print directories, buyer’s guides, rosters, and other address lists of all kinds

– Volume 2

Karges, Ken
Thomson/Gale 2005 Dewey Dec. 060

Introduction to Reference Work, Vol 1: Basic Information Services

Vol 2: Reference Services and Reference Processes

Katz, William A.
McGraw-Hill 1997

“Vol 1 explains the basic reference processes and sources of information in today’s libraries. Vol 2 introduces the sophisticated and imaginative aspects of the complete reference process. It discusses the ongoing and important changes and developments in information technologies, particularly the role of the Internet in the reference process.” – Book covers

A Book of Carnegie Libraries

Koch, Theodore Wesley
Wilson 1917 Dewey Dec. 022

Plans and illustrations of typical Carnegie buildings to 1907, with explanations and descriptions.- A.L.A. Catalog 1912-1921

The Mastery of Books: Hints on Reading and the Use of Libraries

Koopman, H. Xi
American Book 1896 Dewey Dec. 028

Discusses selection, methods, memory, note taking, periodicals, reference books, etc. Gives classified list of valuable books, and annotated list of books on reading. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

School Libraries; Planning and Equipping the School Library

Library Bureau
Library Bureau Dewey Dec. 022

Produced in about 1920 by a company that provides library furniture, the first portion is a brief how-to manual on all aspects of establishing a school library, and includes within a small bibliography. The latter part of the booklet is a catalog of their furniture.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress
Library of Congress 2016 Dewey Dec. 025.4

“The Library of Congress no longer prints the full Subject Heading Listing. It makes printable files available for each portion of the listing. We have collected all 33 of these files into a single 54MB, 8,179 page PDF file for the convenience of users to use anywhere, anytime.” -Library of Congress

Handbook of Library Organization

Minnesota State Library Commission 1902
Minnesota State library Commission, ed. Dewey Dec. 020

Subject Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers – Vol 1

Miskelly, Matthew
Thomson Gale 2004 Dewey Dec. 026

This volume contains Business, Government and Law libraries, including Military, Transportation and Urban/Regional Planning Libraries. “Volume 1, in three parts, provides . . . contact and descriptive information on more than 35,800 subject-specific resource collections maintained by various government agencies, businesses, publishers, educational and nonprofit organizations, and associations around the world.” – Publisher

Dewey Decimal Classification, Edition 22 (Vol 1)

– Volume 2

– Volume 3

– Volume 4

Mitchell, Joan S. et al.
OCLC Online Computer Library Center 2003 Dewey Dec. 025.4

The full set of manuals for classifying library books. V. 1. Manual. Tables — v. 2. Schedules 000-599 — v. 3. Schedules 600-999 — v. 4. Relative index

Neal-Schuman Internet Policy Handbook for Libraries

Smith, Mark
Neal-Schuman 1999 Dewey Dec. 025

The introduction of public Internet access has raised a host of policy questions for librarians, such as: where should terminals be located?; how can users be trained?; and how can copyright violations, sexual harassment and other inappropriate uses be prevented? Beginning with an overview of the policy development and implementation process, this handbook identifies policy options – and the pros and cons of each option – for a wide range of issues. Individual sections then deal with physical considerations, access issues, acceptable use policies, filters and training. Additional material on measuring use, handling challenges to library policies and procedures, and a compendium of representative library policies should make this book a useful reference for any library offering Internet access.

The American Library Association Guide to Information Access: A Complete Research Handbook and Directory

Whiteley, Sandra, ed.
Random House 1994

The American Library Association Guide to Information Access is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use tool for researching facts and topics. It provides not only a thorough coverage of the print sources but also of the electronic sources that have revolutionized the research field. It is, in fact, the first major research guidebook to do so. Whether the researcher is a student, educator, legal or medical professional, financial or marketing executive, journalist, hobbyist, scholar, writer, or just someone trying to find out more about an area of special interest, this book is the place to start. The traditional research sources – libraries, archives, newspapers, government publications, and government agencies – are examined in detail, as are all the methods of accessing them, from the printed word to electronic databases. The book guides the reader through a virtual mini-course in electronic research sources, from the OPACs (online public access catalogs) and other online services available at most public libraries to those available by subscription on home or workplace computers.
The American Library Association Guide to Information Access will enable any reader to readily locate and access both the print and electronic research sources in virtually any field.


Directories and Catalogs of Books

Books and Reading Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Books and Reading. Some books: Great Books for Every Book Lover, The Digested Read, The Booklover’s Book List, 100 Books that Shaped World History, Readers Reading and Librarians, Reading in Bed, The Delights of Reading, When Writers First Learned to Read, The Book of Great Reads: A Guide to 100 World Classics, Books Kids will Sit Still For, The Pleasures of Reading in an Ideological Age, The One-Stop Resource for Book Groups and other Greedy Readers, Reading with Oprah, more ebooks about readers and reading.

Booklist; a Guide to the Best New Books, 1905 to Date (Vols 1-17)

Vols 1-17 & Indexes (1904-1921); Vol 18 (Oct 1921- Jul 1922)

– Volume 18

American Library Association (A.L.A.) Dewey Dec. 011

The A. L. A. official monthly book selection magazine. Each number lists and annotates from 175 to 200 current books, giving also classification number, subject headings, Library of Congress card number, and an author and title index.

Appleton’s Library Manual …

containing a catalogue raisonne of upwards of twelve thousand of the most important works in every department of knowledge, in all modern languages

Appleton 1852 Dewey Dec. 011

Part 1: Subjects – alphabetically arranged
Part 2: Biography, classics, miscellanies, and index to Part 1.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926

A. L. A. Catalog, 1904-1911

Bascom, Elva L. and others, eds.
American Library Association (A.L.A.) 1912 Dewey Dec. 011

Imprint information and descriptive notes for about three thousand titles. Arranged according to Dewey classification, with subject and author indexes. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926

A.L.A. Catalog 1926; an Annotated Basic List of 10,000 Books

Cooper, Isabella M. ed.
American Library Association (A.L.A.) 1926 Dewey Dec. 011

This volume includes titles from the 19th century and before, but because it is focused on books in print, it contains a disproportionate number of titles published just prior to 1926.

A. L. A. Catalog; 8000 Volumes for a Popular Library, with Notes

Dewey, Melvil and others, eds.
American Library Association (A.L.A.) 1904 Dewey Dec. 011

The most useful aid to book selection for books before 1904. Based on Catalog of A. L. A. Library 1893, but greatly revised and enlarged, with descriptive notes on a large proportion of titles. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers

Graff Hysell, Shannon
Libraries Unlimited 2008

Based on the highly acclaimed reviews of American Reference Books Annual, RRB features only those resources that have been recommended for purchase by small and medium-sized academic, public, or school libraries. Written by over 200 subject specialists, the reviews will help librarians quickly identify the best, most affordable, and most appropriate new reference materials in any given field. All reviewer comments–both positive and negative–have been retained, since even recommended works may be weak in one respect or another. If your budget precludes ARBA, this tool will provide you with the necessary information for the development of your collection.
Contents: Part I: General Reference Works.
Part II: Social Sciences; Area Studies, Economics & Business – Education – Ethnic Studies – Genealogy and Heraldry – Geography and Travel Guides – History – Law – Library and Information Science and Publishing and Bookselling – Military Studies – Political Science – Psychology, Occultism, and Para psychology – Recreation and Sports – Sociology – Statistics, Demography, and Urban Studies – Women’s Studies
Part III: Humanities; Humanities in General – Communication and Mass Media – Decorative Arts – Fine Arts – Language and Linguistics – Literature – Music – Mythology, Folklore, and Popular Culture – Performing Arts – Philosophy and Religion
Part IV: Science and Technology; Agricultural Sciences – Engineering – Health Sciences – Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – High Technology – Physical Sciences and Mathematics – Resource Sciences – Transportation.

Five Thousand Books: An Easy Guide to the Best Books in Every Department of Reading

Selected, classified and briefly described by a corps of experienced editors under the direction of the literary bureau of the Ladies Home Journal

Curtis 1895 Dewey Dec. 011

Magazines for Libraries

LaGuardia, Cheryl, ed.
Proquest 2010 Dewey Dec. 011

“Annotated classified guide to recommended periodicals for the general reader and school, college, and public libraries. Provides comparative evaluations and grade and age-level recommendations for all periodicals included.” NY Public Libr

Publishers’ Weekly; American Book-trade Journal

Leypoldt Dewey Dec. 011

Alphabetic list of books of week, with descriptive notes; publishers’ announcements, book trade comment, etc. Monthly and quarterly cumulated lists, annual summary, education and other special numbers increase its value for libraries. N. Y. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Vol 4 (1873) to Vol 102 (1922) available online.

Bibliographies & Indexes

A. L. A. Catalog, 1912-1921

Massee, May, ed.
American Library Association (A.L.A.) 1923 Dewey Dec. 011

Over four thousand titles of outstanding books of the ten years covered, with brief descriptive notes, publisher and latest price, Library of Congress subject headings and card numbers. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Many thousands of books published before 1923 (and a smaller number of more recent books) are available online for free. That includes most of the titles found in these bibliographies. Learn how to find them at: Searching for Free eBooks

Best Books of 1897 to 1921; Vol 5

Volume 5 – Bibliography bulletins no. 50-60; Volume 6 – Bibliography bulletins no. 61-70

– Volume 6

New York. State library, Albany Dewey Dec. 011

Each issue has a carefully selected annotated list of about 250 books of the preceding calendar year, chosen with reference to the needs of small libraries.

Contents of Volume 5:
-#50 Best books of 1910
-#51 Best books of 1911
-#53 Best books of 1912
-#54 Best books of 1913
-#55 List of books in the Library for the blind
-#56 Best books of 1914
-#57 List of books for prison libraries part 1
-#53 Best books of 1915
-#59 Official publications of the state of New York relating to its history as colony and state
-#60 Bibliography concerning vocations

Contents of Volume 6:
-#61 Best books of 1916; selected for a small public library
-#62 Best books of 1917; selected for a small public library
-#63 List of books in the library for the blind 1915-19; supplement to bibliography bulletin 55
-#64 Books on health as related to the school child
-#65 Buying list of books for small libraries; edition three
-#66 Best books of 1918; selected for a small public library
-#67 Best books of 1919; selected for a small public library
-#68 List of books in the library for the blind 1919-21; supplement to bibliography bulletin 63
-#69 Books on health as related to the school child; second edition revised
-#70 Best books of 1920; selected for a small public library

United States Catalog; Books in Print 1902

Potter, M. E., ed.
Wilson 1903 Dewey Dec. 011

Entries under author, subject and title, in one alphabet, with particulars of binding, price, date and publisher. Covers much the same ground as indexes of Publishers’ trade list annual, but includes some additional minor publishers. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Directories, Bibliographies & Indexes

Middle and Junior High Core Collection

Price, Ann, comp.
Wilson 2009 Dewey Dec. 011

The Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9).
Middle & Junior High School Core Collection, (10th Edition, 2009) is a guide to over 10,000 books (over 7,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. The Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. It includes analytical entries for parts of books, a list of recommended periodicals for middle and junior high school libraries, and a list of recommended electronic resources. Titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in services to adolescents and young adults.
The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader’s advisory and curriculum support for the middle and junior high school library. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews.

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog

Price, Ann, comp.
Wilson 2005 Dewey Dec. 011

9th Edition. “A comprehensive list of the most highly recommended fiction and nonfiction books and related library materials for middle and junior high school libraries. Includes appr. 6,000 book titles and over 3,000 analytical entries for parts of books.” – Book cover

The Best Books. A Reader’s Guide and Literary Reference book, Being a Contribution towards Systematic Bibliography (3 vols)

Sonnenschein, William Swan
London: Routledge 3rd edition 1910-1923 Dewey Dec. 011

Publisher’s note: “This, the final edition of the late Mr William Swan Sonnenschein’s ‘The Best Books’, the first edition of which appeared in 1887, records some 150,000 works, with dates of the first and last editions, and price, size and publishers’ names, English and American. It contains also Index, Synopsis of Classification, Table of Abbreviations, etc., and List of British Publishers, Learned Societies, etc.”

Part 1 (1910):
A. Theology
B. Mythology and Folklore
C. Philosophy
(Note: The Table of Contents for this volume is at the beginning)

Part 2 (1912)
D. Society
E. Geography
(Note: The Table of Contents is found at the end of this volume)

Part 3 (1923)
F. History and Historical Biography
G. Archaeology and Historical Collaterals
(Note: No Table of Contents for this volume was found)

Standard Catalog for Public Libraries; Philosophy, Religion and General Works Section

An Annotated List of 1000 Titles with a full Analytical Index

Wilson, H.W.; Sears, Minnie Earl, comp.
Wilson 1932 Dewey Dec. 011

Of the 1,000 titles, about 170 are in Dewey Class 000 (General Works), about 350 in Class 100 (Philosophy), and about 480 are in Class 200 (Religion). About 335 additional titles are mentioned in the entry notes.

Fiction Catalog

Yaakov, Juliette and Greenfieldt, John, eds.
Wilson 2001 Dewey Dec. 011

14th Edition. “A selective list of classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience. The titles are chosen with the assistance of experienced librarians from a number of public library systems throughout the United States. This 14th edition includes 5,529 book title entries and 800 analytical entries for novelettes and novels contained in composite works.” – Book cover

Senior High School Library Catalog

Yaakov, Juliette, comp.
Wilson 2002 Dewey Dec. 011

16th Edition. “A comprehensive list of fiction and nonfiction books for young people in grades nine through twelve, along with review sources and other professional aids for high school librarians and school media specialists. Includes appr. 6,000 books and over 8,000 analytical entries for stories, plays, and other items contained in anthologies.” -Book cover