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The academic library in the United States : historical perspectives / edited by Mark L. McCallon and John Mark Tucker ; foreword by John M. Budd. [print]

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (c)2022.Description: 1 volume ; 26 cmISBN:
  • 9780786495870
  • 0786495871
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • Z675.M333.A233 2022
Contents:
From the Bequest of John Harvard to the Dream of Alexandria: Historiography of the Academic Library in the United States, 1638-2015 / Mark L. McCallon and John Mark Tucker -- Introductory Essays -- Book Collections and Classical Training, 1638-1799 -- Liberal Arts Colleges and Professional Education, 1800-1875 -- Formation of the University, 1876-1919 -- Experimentation and Redefinition, 1920-1945 -- Expansion, Science, and Technology, 1946-1988.
Summary: "This book advances the belief that the library-more than any other cultural institution-collects, curates and distributes the results of human thought. Essays broaden the debate about academic libraries beyond only professional circles, promoting the library as a vital resource for the whole of higher education. Topics range from library histories to explorations of changing media. Essayists connect modern libraries to the remarkable dream of Alexandria's ancient library-facilitating groundbreaking research in every imaginable field of human interest, past, present and future. Academic librarians who are most familiar with historical traditions are best qualified to promote the library as an important aspect of teaching and learning, as well as to develop resources that will enlighten future generations of readers. The intellectual tools for compelling, constructive conversation come from the narrative of the library in its many iterations, from the largest research university to the smallest liberal arts or community college."--
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From the Bequest of John Harvard to the Dream of Alexandria: Historiography of the Academic Library in the United States, 1638-2015 / Mark L. McCallon and John Mark Tucker -- Introductory Essays -- Book Collections and Classical Training, 1638-1799 -- Liberal Arts Colleges and Professional Education, 1800-1875 -- Formation of the University, 1876-1919 -- Experimentation and Redefinition, 1920-1945 -- Expansion, Science, and Technology, 1946-1988.

"This book advances the belief that the library-more than any other cultural institution-collects, curates and distributes the results of human thought. Essays broaden the debate about academic libraries beyond only professional circles, promoting the library as a vital resource for the whole of higher education. Topics range from library histories to explorations of changing media. Essayists connect modern libraries to the remarkable dream of Alexandria's ancient library-facilitating groundbreaking research in every imaginable field of human interest, past, present and future. Academic librarians who are most familiar with historical traditions are best qualified to promote the library as an important aspect of teaching and learning, as well as to develop resources that will enlighten future generations of readers. The intellectual tools for compelling, constructive conversation come from the narrative of the library in its many iterations, from the largest research university to the smallest liberal arts or community college."--

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