Literary Collections

The Library at Night

The Library at Night

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300145212

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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Inspired by the process of creating a library for his 15th-century home near the Loire, in France, Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries in this captivating meditation on their meaning and significance.
Education

The Demise of the Library School

The Demise of the Library School

Author: Richard J. Cox

Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781936117451

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 473

In The Demise of the Library School, Richard J. Cox places the present and future of professional education for librarianship in the debate on the modern corporate university. The book is a series of meditations on critical themes relating to the education of librarians, archivists, and other information professionals, playing off of other commentators analyzing the nature of higher education and its problems and promises.
Literary Criticism

The Library at Night

The Library at Night

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300139144

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

View: 533

A fascinating voyage through the Argentina-born author's mind, memory, and vast knowledge of books and civilization illuminates the mysteries of libraries, from his childhood bookshelves to the libraries of the Internet.

The Library of fiction, or Family story-teller [ed. by C. Dickens].

The Library of fiction, or Family story-teller [ed. by C. Dickens].

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600068969

Category:

Page: 428

View: 811

Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Data

Library Data

Author: Darby Orcutt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591588269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 124

Numerical evidence is everywhere. And libraries are among the most abundant producers and storehouses of such evidence, as well as a key contact to numbers held elsewhere. But not all of this data is collected for the benefit of our users; some are integral to the functioning of the library itself. The papers in this collection run the gamut from library administrators addressing how to make data presentations appealing and effective, to an article on applying capital budgeting models to libraries, to a simple way to integrate Excel pivot tables with SQL stored procedures to create an amazingly elegant tool for vendor data analysis and visualization. They also cover specialized scenarios within, for example, the worlds of reference, collection development, serial acquisitions, web site design, and bibliographic instruction
Language Arts & Disciplines

Marketing Today's Academic Library

Marketing Today's Academic Library

Author: Brian Mathews

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838991541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

View: 948

Written in a concise and engaging manner that speaks to popular anxiety points about new marketing techniques, this book is filled with tips and strategies that academic librarians can use to communicate with students, surpassing their expectations of their library experience.
Literary Criticism

What a Library Means to a Woman

What a Library Means to a Woman

Author: Sheila Liming

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452960661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 944

Examining the personal library and the making of self When writer Edith Wharton died in 1937, without any children, her library of more than five thousand volumes was divided and subsequently sold. Decades later, it was reassembled and returned to The Mount, her historic Massachusetts estate. What a Library Means to a Woman examines personal libraries as technologies of self-creation in modern America, focusing on Wharton and her remarkable collection of books. Sheila Liming explores the connection between libraries and self-making in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American culture, from the 1860s to the 1930s. She tells the story of Wharton’s library in concert with Wharton scholarship and treatises from this era concerning the wider fields of book history, material and print culture, and the histories (and pathologies) of collecting. Liming’s study blends literary and historical analysis while engaging with modern discussions about gender, inheritance, and hoarding. It offers a review of the many meanings of a library collection, while reading one specific collection in light of its owner’s literary celebrity. What a Library Means to a Woman was born from Liming’s ongoing work digitizing the Wharton library collection. It ultimately argues for a multifaceted understanding of authorship by linking Wharton’s literary persona to her library, which was, as she saw it, the site of her self-making.
History

American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad

American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad

Author: Ben Offiler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350151963

Category: History

Page: 248

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American Philanthropy at Home and Abroad explores the different ways in which charities, voluntary associations, religious organisations, philanthropic foundations and other non-state actors have engaged with traditions of giving. Using examples from the late eighteenth century to the Cold War, the collection addresses a number of major themes in the history of philanthropy in the United States. These examples include the role of religion, the significance of cultural networks, and the interplay between civil diplomacy and international development, as well as individual case studies that challenge the very notion of philanthropy as a social good. Led by Ben Offiler and Rachel Williams, the authors demonstrate the benefits of embracing a broad definition of philanthropy, examining how American concepts including benevolence and charity have been used and interpreted by different groups and individuals in an effort to shape – and at least nominally to improve – people's lives both within and beyond the United States.
Great Britain

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106512361

Category: Great Britain

Page: 1080

View: 462

Public libraries

Reports of the Public Libraries, Territory of Hawaii

Reports of the Public Libraries, Territory of Hawaii

Author: Library of Hawaii

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3143140

Category: Public libraries

Page: 432

View: 796

Courts

The Canada Law Journal

The Canada Law Journal

Author: James Patton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112204178869

Category: Courts

Page: 478

View: 800

Includes section "Book reviews."