The Small College Libraryreviewed by Sidney Forman — 1964
The concepts which govern the role of the American
college library have changed radically in the last hundred years.
In addition to having grown in size, the library has become
transformed in that period from a book collection assembled for the
use of the faculty and supervised by the least busy professor, to a
student-centered and professionally administered institution.
Today the library is central to the educational structure, at
least to the extent that the textbook and recitation system of
pedagogy has been discarded and schools emphasize independent
study. The present day philosophy thrusts the professional
librarian to the forefront of the educational process.
Guy R. Lyle, Director of Libraries at Emory University, is one
of the best proponents of the contemporary philosophy of
American college librarianship. He has spent most of his working
life grappling with the problems which concern library
administration. Polished by frequent repetition, his talks on
librarianship are marked by wit, wisdom, and volubility.
Three of Lyle's speeches, delivered at library conferences in
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- Sidney Forman
Teachers College, Columbia University