Libraries and Readers by William Eaton FosterLibraries and Readers by William Eaton Foster

Libraries and Readers

byWilliam Eaton Foster

Paperback | January 4, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Excerpt: ... different persons, so that, in a given emergency, he can bring the subject to their attention at the right time and in the right way* It is for this reason that, as a recent writer t has said, " Upon" the library "all questions converge, and from" it "radiate all the lines of research that are to lead to the desired knowledge"; and it is in this way that a library, brought in relation to the life of the whole public, becomes one of the helps of greatest practical service to readers, and one of which every reader should avail himself. Let him consult the library, not merely to find 0 book, but to obtain some specific book; to investigate some definite principle; to gain assistance and suggestions in the matter of reading; to get all the good out of his use of books which he possibly can. And all such interested, earnest, determined readers will find librarians heartily interested to put them on the right track, and to help them to the best results. Something over four years ago, Mr. Winsor, librarian of Harvard University, wrote : J "One of the plans I had in mind while I was in charge of the Boston Library--," was "that of lectures upon books and reading." "We had hoped to interest the sober frequenters of the library by an occasional ' Evening among the books.'" "I thought to have, say, a monthly exposition of the new books, fixing their character and their places in the literature of their subjects." In the same volume of the Library Journal* in which this is printed, you will find a paper by Mr. Axon, of Manchester, England, advocating the desirableness of "library lectures" which "have for their special object the indicating of the books on some specific topic or class of literature." "The object would be, not to save the hearers the trouble of reading, but to show them how to r...
Title:Libraries and ReadersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217231063

ISBN - 13:9780217231060

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