In response to the general lack of information about zoo libraries, this book, first published in 1988, compiles a collection of descriptions of the libraries serving six American zoos. The accounts of zoo libraries include the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and the Minnesota Zoological Garden Library in St. Paul. The contributors detail the types of collections and services offered at zoo libraries. In addition, a survey made of 78 American zoo libraries is included, including information about their staffs, facilities, collections, and services, as well as data on 32 archive collections.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Ellis Mount 2. National Zoological Park Branch Library Kay A. Kenyon 3. Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens Reference Library Joyce M. Shaw 4. New York Zoological Society Library Steven P. Johnson 5. Zoological Society of San Diego Library Michaele M. Robinson 6. Minnesota Zoological Garden Library Angela Norwell 7. Cincinnati Zoo Library Beatrice Orendorff 8. American Zoological Park Libraries and Archives: Historical Considerations and Their Current Status Vernon N. Kisling, Jr. 9. Sci-Tech Collections Tony Stankus, Editor 10. Superconductivity: A Brief Guide to the Research and Literature C. Herbert Carson, James A. Barrett and Mary Jean Colburn 11. New Reference Works in Science and Technology Robert G. Krupp, Editor 12. Sci-Tech Online Ellen Nagle, Editor 13. Sci-Tech in Review Karla J. Pearce and Giuliana Lavendel, Editors