Public Libraries and their National Policies

Public Libraries and their National Policies

International Case Studies

1st Edition - March 26, 2012

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  • Author: John Helling
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633107
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346791

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Description

Public Libraries and their National Policies is aimed at practicing librarians and scholars with an interest in public libraries. It examines the various models for providing public library services around the world and discusses differences in such areas as funding sources, standards, regulations and use. At a time when public libraries are facing shrinking budgets and increasing pressure to consolidate or otherwise modify their governance structure, this book provides a timely glimpse into international best practices.

Key Features

  • Written by a practicing public library administrator with a working knowledge of policy applications
  • Little published work exists in book form concerning international public library policies

Readership

Practicing librarians and academics with an interest in the different governance and policy models being used around the world to deliver public library service; Library and Information Science students who wish to gain background knowledge of international practices.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    List of abbreviations

    About the author

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Abstract:

    Chapter 2: United States

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 3: Canada

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 4: South Africa

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Useful websites

    Chapter 5: Senegal

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 6: Finland

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 7: Sweden

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 8: United Kingdom

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 9: France

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 10: India

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Useful websites

    Chapter 11: Turkmenistan

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 12: China

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 13: Australia

    Abstract:

    Historical background

    Current framework

    Legislation and legal structure

    Conclusion

    Chapter 14: Conclusion

    Abstract:

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2012
  • Published: March 26, 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633107
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843346791

About the Author

John Helling

John Helling is the Library Director at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library in Indiana, USA. Prior to this, he was a Senior Librarian at the New York Public Library. He teaches Public Library Management at Indiana University and has published several articles and book chapters on various management topics. Helling was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study the national public library policy of Finland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library, USA

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