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Since the passage of the SmithHughes Act of 1917, which established vocationaltechnical education, more than 17,000,000 students annually are served by some type of vocational school program. In spite of this impressive figure, vocational schools are still considered by many people as a place to...
The selection of materials for library collections serving children remains heavily dependent on reviews for the identification and evaluation of appropriate items. It is desirable, therefore, that librarians and others who select juvenile books have access to reviews of all titles recently...
Puerto Rican ethnic literature dates back to hundreds of years before the European explorers set foot on the island that was then named Boriquen. The Archaic, Igneri, and Taino Indians' petroglyphics and other artifacts found in caves constitute the earliest documentation of the culture and...
In the past few years, as budgets have tightened and available shelving space has diminished, U.S. government documents librarians have for the first time given serious consideration to formulating collection development policies and to carefully scrutinizing their expenditures as well as their...
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is the most populous state in Africa. At the time of the 1963 census, the population stood at 56,654,000. The present population is not known. However, United Nations statistics suggest a figure in the region of 70 million.
Larger libraries of both the academic and public varieties have in the last few years increasingly been creating the position of Collection Development Officer in their organizations. It seems to me that there are two very important problems with the searching and hiring procedures for this...
In recent years it has become recognized that people with a wide variety of physical handicapsvisual or hearing impairment, limb loss, or other impaired bodily functioningcan live more productive and comfortable lives if they receive appropriate information and aid and if society can overcome...
SHERRIE S. BERGMAN is College Librarian of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She served previously as director of the Roger Williams College Library and on the library reference staff at the New School for Social Research.
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