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).
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- 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
Appendix A: American Library Association Divisions, Chapters, and AffiliatesAppendix B: International and National Professional Associations
"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."