Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources

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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography

  • Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture
  • Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject  
  • Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature

This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.  

  AcknowledgmentsIntroduction Administration and ManagementArchitectureAssociationsAwards and RecognitionBiography, Autobiography, and MemoirCareers and EmploymentCataloging and ClassificationCensorship and Intellectual FreedomCollection ManagementEducation and Professional DevelopmentEpistemology and PhilosophyEthicsFunding and FinanceHumorInformation Literacy and Bibliographic InstructionInformation TechnologyInterlibrary Loan and Document DeliveryInternational LibrarianshipLawLibraries, GeneralLibraries, History ofLibrary Science, GeneralLibrary Science, History ofMarketing, Public Relations, and AdvocacyMiscellaneousPatron ServicesPhilanthropyPopular CultureProgrammingQuotationsReader's AdvisoryReading Advocacy, Instruction, and PromotionReference WorkResearchSerialsSpecial, Academic, and School Libraries and LibrariansStatisticsVendors and SuppliersWriting and Publishing 

Appendix A: American Library Association Divisions, Chapters, and AffiliatesAppendix B: International and National Professional Associations


Michael F. Bemis

Michael F. Bemis has written reference book reviews for American Reference Books Annual, Library Journal, Reference and User Services Quarterly, and other professional publications. He reviews book proposals for Praeger Press and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He recently completed a two-year term as chair of the Materials Reviewing Committee of ALA's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

"What Bemis has succeeded in doing is creating a book that is packed with a lot of interesting and useful information for library and information science faculty and students, as well as for working academic, public and school librarians in various stages of their careers ... a useful and worthwhile tool to keep within reach."  

— Reference Reviews