Serving the Patron: Tradition, Ideology and Change in Public Libraries

by Marsh, Megan S.

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this paper is to examine the ways in which ideology and pragmatism inform public library practice. The research includes literature related to a variety of topics (i.e. public libraries, sociology, and economics) in order to establish a context for the current public library. Includes a discussion of library philosophies, changing information needs, patron expectations, and recent trends.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Paul Solomon

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:libraries and society libraries—aims objectives digital divide libraries—automation library science—moral ethical aspects—united states science—united


Date of Publication:05/09/2008

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