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Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources
Michael F. Bemis
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1185-3
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $67.00
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304 pages
7" x 10"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1185-3
Year Published: 2014
AP Categories: A, B, I, J, Z

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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography
  • Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture
  • Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject  
  • Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature
This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field. 

Table of Contents


Administration and Management
Awards and Recognition
Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Careers and Employment
Cataloging and Classification
Censorship and Intellectual Freedom
Collection Management
Education and Professional Development
Epistemology and Philosophy
Funding and Finance
Information Literacy and Bibliographic Instruction
Information Technology
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
International Librarianship
Libraries, General
Libraries, History of
Library Science, General
Library Science, History of
Marketing, Public Relations, and Advocacy
Patron Services
Popular Culture
Reader’s Advisory
Reading Advocacy, Instruction, and Promotion
Reference Work
Special, Academic, and School Libraries and Librarians
Vendors and Suppliers
Writing and Publishing

Appendix A: American Library Association Divisions, Chapters, and Affiliates
Appendix B: International and National Professional Associations


About the Author

Michael F. Bemis
has written reference book reviews for American Reference Books Annual, Library Journal, Reference and User Services Quarterly, and other professional publications. He reviews book proposals for Praeger Press and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He recently completed a two-year term as chair of the Materials Reviewing Committee of ALA's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

“What Bemis has succeeded in doing is creating a book that is packed with a lot of interesting and useful information for library and information science faculty and students, as well as for working academic, public and school librarians in various stages of their careers ... a useful and worthwhile tool to keep within reach.”  
— Reference Reviews

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