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The Small College Library

reviewed by Sidney Forman - 1964

coverTitle: The Small College Library
Author(s): Sister Helen Sheehan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: , Pages: 246, Year: 1961
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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 1961... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 5, 1964, p. 467-468
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2810, Date Accessed: 7/14/2020 9:48:28 AM

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