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Whole Library Handbook 4: Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa…
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Now in its fourth version, The Whole Library Handbook is a one-volume encyclopedia of library history, demographics, folklore, humor, current events, and popular wisdom. The new volume is organized in easy-to-find general categories, including types of libraries, the profession, people, materials, special users, operations, technology, promotion, issues, and librariana. Readers will find fascinating bits of trivia, as well as humorous sections on ''how many academic librarians does it take to change a lightbulb?'' and ''advice from naughty library assistants.'' Also included are thoughtful essays and reprints of important journal articles by noted experts. The Whole Library Handbook 4 provides a range of current facts and serious and not-so-serious discussions on subjects including: a) 20th-century library movements in a nutshell; b) fundamentals of good press releases; c) more silly and illogical reasons to ban a book; d) why people challenge library materials; e) a glossary of blogging terms; and f) the earliest printed books in selected languages. -- Back cover.