Examines the role and services of the UK public library in the 21st century context. This book discusses the nature and functions of the modern public library service, from its beginnings as the street-corner university, through its delivery of various services and beyond. It is of interest to students of library and information science.
Offers practical guidance and expertise for public library and community network staff in setting up, running and developing an effective digital learning centre based within the People's Network or in a related community networking initiative.
Every profession needs an introductory text to its core body of knowledge. This book provides an introduction to librarianship for students and new entrants to the profession. It offers an overview of various aspects of professional librarianship in the 21st century, and an analysis of modern libraries and librarianship.