Fundamentals of Librarianship
An Introduction for the Use of Candidates Preparing for the Entrance Examination of the Library Association
This book, first published in 1949, grew out of a series of talks to young librarians preparing for the entrance exam of the Library Association, and the syllabus for this exam was used to provide section and chapter headings. The different types of library call for differing methods of administration, but there are certain essential principles common to all librarianship, which are here described.
Table of Contents
1. By Way of Introduction 2. The Practice of Librarianship 3. The Library Committee 4. Public Library Systems of Great Britain 5. Library Finance 6. The Library Departments 7. Bookstock I. Selection, Accessioning and Processing 8. Bookstock II. Classification 9. Bookstock III. Cataloguing 10. Bookstock IV. Care of Stock, Revision, Stocktaking 11. Bookbinding 12. Membership and Registration 13. Bye-Laws and Regulations 14. Issue Methods 15. Reference Libraries: Material and Method 16. Cooperation: Regional and National 17. Reports and Statistics 18. Publicity 19. The Library Association