- Title Pages
- The Field Guide Online
2They Named the Building after Us
3The Mission of Librarians
10What Is a Library?
11Saving Money and the World
12A Platform for Knowledge Development
13Fitting Knowledge in a Box
17Engines of Advancement
- Excursus: From Mission to Missionary
- Facilitating New Librarianship Learning
- Observations from the Field
- FAQs (Frequently Argued Questions)
- Discussion Points
- Additional Reading
- (p.145) 16 Public Libraries
- The New Librarianship Field Guide
R. David Lankes
- The MIT Press
The core of this chapter can be summarized as “The Community is the Collection” and discusses the role and activities of public libraries in communities. Community reference is outlined. The bulk of the chapter discusses the perils of public libraries that seek to be all things to all people and how librarians react to a retreating public support system.
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