Madame Audrey's Guide to Mostly Cheap but Good Reference Books for Small and Rural Libraries

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$49.00
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$ 44.10
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-0733-7
Published: 
1998
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
352
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

Almost 70 percent of all public libraries in the United States are classified as small and rural. How can a smaller library provide the same high quality and quantity of information as its larger counterparts? Madame Audrey has the answer!

In Madame Audrey's Guide to Mostly Cheap but Good Reference Books for Small and Rural Libraries, author Audrey Lewis provides a comprehensive and cost-conscious resource for locating fundamental reference sources to use in developing and maintaining a small—but strong—reference collection. This fun-to-use guide provides complete annotations for the reference sources small libraries should offer in a solid reference collection.

Madame Audrey gets right down to the basics by clearly describing the resources every small library should have by category. The author also identifies titles that can be added (when the budget allows) to enhance and update the reference collection. Organized according to Dewey categories, topics include a complete spectrum of titles in categories such as health care, history, sports, and many more.

Whether you are developing a reference section from scratch, or updating and expanding an existing collection, Madame Audrey will provide insight—with a touch of humor—into how to make the best selections.

Musical Instruments
Orchestral Music
Amusement Parks
Show Business
The Movies
Radio
Television
Performing Artists
Theater
Opera
Musicals
Sports
Football
Soccer
Tennis
Golf
Baseball
Camping
Fishing
800s Literature
Literature
Literary Terms
Literary Allusions
Writer’s Markets
Style Manuals and Writer's Guides
Poetry
Monologues
Speeches
Drama
Quotations
Popular Fiction
American Literature
Mark Twain
English Literature
Shakespeare
Sherlock Holmes
Classical Literature
French Literature
Russian Literature
900s History and Geography
World Data
World History
Exploration
Battles
Pirates
Shipwrecks
Travel
Geography
Maps
Historical Atlases
Atlases
Canada
The United States
General Biography
Author Biography
Presidential Lives
Genealogy
Nicknames and Pseudonyms
Personal Names
State and National Symbols
Mottoes and Slogans
Archaeology
The Ancient World
Jewish History
The Middle Ages
The Great Wars
The Holocaust
Great Britain
Germany
Russia
The Cold War Era
The Korean War
The Vietnam Conflict
The Persian Gulf War
Native Americans
American History
The Revolutionary War
The Civil War
The American West
Author Index
Title Index

Audrey Lewis

Audrey Lewis was formerly library services coordinator at the White Pines Library Cooperative, where she also worked as a reference librarian. She now is director of the Thomas E. Fleschner Memorial Library in Birch Run, Michigan.