The Public Library

Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

Find on LibraryThing.Find on WorldCat.
Price: 
$110.00
ALA Member 
$99.00
Item Number: 
978-1-85604-616-9
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
192
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
  • Description
  • About the Author
  • Reviews

This book will interest students, researchers and information professionals curious about the role and services of the modern UK library. It includes the history and evolution of libraries from street-corner universities to state-of-the-art information centers. If you've ever wondered how libraries function across the Atlantic, make sure to add this great resource to your collection.

David McMenemy

David McMenemy BA(Hons) MSc MCLIP FHEA is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. He has over 10 years' experience in public libraries, with roles in reference and lending services, digitization, and, finally, working on the roll-out programme for the People's Network in a large city service. He is a former editor of Library Review and has co-authored several books for Facet Publishing including Delivering Digital Services: a handbook for public libraries and learning centres, Librarianship: an introduction and The Public Library Training Handbook: a frontline service delivery manual.

"...provides a clear overview of the main issues relating to public libraries and would provide a valuable introduction for those with little previous knowledge of the sector."
— New Library World

Also of Interest: 
Image for Librarianship: The Complete Introduction
Librarianship: The Complete Introduction
Image for Creating Your Library Brand: Communicating Your Relevance and Value to Your Patrons
Creating Your Library Brand: Communicating Your Relevance and Value to Your Patrons
Image for Evaluating the Impact of Your Library, Second Edition
Evaluating the Impact of Your Library, Second Edition
Image for Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Best Practices and Case Studies--print/PDF e-book Bundle
Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Best Practices and Case Studies--print/PDF e-book Bundle
Image for Facilitating Access to the Web of Data: A Guide for Librarians
Facilitating Access to the Web of Data: A Guide for Librarians
Image for Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Best Practices and Case Studies
Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Best Practices and Case Studies
Image for El día de los niños/El día de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Día--print/e-book Bundle
El día de los niños/El día de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Día--print/e-book Bundle
Image for Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals
Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals