A History Of New Jersey Libraries 1750-1996 by Edwin P. BeckermanA History Of New Jersey Libraries 1750-1996 by Edwin P. Beckerman

A History Of New Jersey Libraries 1750-1996

byEdwin P. BeckermanIntroduction byJohn T. Cunningham

Hardcover | May 8, 1997

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For the first time, a library history is focused on the way in which libraries of all kinds have developed within a single state. The growth of public libraries, the state library, school libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries are all considered in this one volume. New Jersey's library history stretches back into the mid-eighteenth century with the development of a small book collection by the colonial government. In addition to the local events that shaped the growth of libraries in New Jersey, this history also touches on the strong national trends that were at work, which link New Jersey's development to similar occurences in other states. Thus, to read the story of libraries in New Jersey is also to begin to understand the growth of libraries throughout the nation.
Edwin Beckerman is a library consultant in the areas of library construction, organization, and management. He served as president of the New Jersey Library Association (1971), and served as a member of council for the ALA from 1973-1976.
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Title:A History Of New Jersey Libraries 1750-1996Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.8 × 5.64 × 0.96 inPublished:May 8, 1997Publisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:0810832720

ISBN - 13:9780810832725

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...a welcome addition to the storehouse of U.S. library history...the arrangement and detailed index make it easier to locate information...valuable to those with a particular interest in New Jersey libraries and most useful to scholars who are examining broader aspects of U.S. library history.