This book, first published in 1931, presents a survey of librarianship by some of its leading theorists of the early twentieth century, a time of rapid library expansion following the Library Act of 1919. The entire field of Library service was undergoing review and experiment, with little remaining unchanged, and this volume details some of the new and modern practices then being adopted.
Table of Contents
1. Bibliography John Minto 2. Book Selection J.E. Walker 3. Book Classification Arthur J. Hawkes 4. Cataloguing W.R.B. Prideaux 5. Reference Libraries John Warner 6. Lending Libraries G.E. Roebuck 7. Lending Library Routine Work Henry A. Sharp 8. Aids to Readers R.D. Hilton Smith 9. Children’s Library Work W.C. Berwick Sayers 10. Committee Work and Office Routine Charles Nowell 11. University Libraries R. Offor 12. Library Extension Work Lionel R. McColvin 13. County Libraries A.S. Cooke 14. Library Cooperation and the National Central Library Luxmoore Newcombe 15. Commercial and Technical Libraries George Halsall 16. Business Libraries B.M. Headicar 17. Library Publications J.P. Lamb 18. Print Collecting J.L. Douthwaite 19. Binding for Libraries Douglas Cockerell 20. Library Law J.S. Pritchett 21. How to Enter the Library Profession W.E. Doubleday