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Modern reference service is marked by four distinctive features 1 the willingness and ability of librarians generally to give reference aid 2 a staff devoted exclusively or largely to reference work 3 reference collections stored on open shelves in rooms planned as reference quarters and 4 ready...
WHEN I began hospital library work, just over a year ago, I was one of the first British public librarytrained librarians to take up fulltime hospital library work, and I started with the feeling that sick people read much the same kinds of books as healthy people. I felt it was important that...
NUMBERS of the public need education not only in the use of a library, but in the very facilities provided by the library service. Numbers of teachers up and down the country, with the cooperation of the librarians, have done much to bring the library to the knowledge of school children, but...
DO children know a good book when they see it This question was debated at the Brighton Conference during the session on Work with Young People. Some delegates said yes, children choose the best, but others said no and instanced the craze for certain ephemeral authors. To some extent both sides...
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