Handbook of Black Librarianship

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Juli 2000



E. J. Josey and Marva DeLoach have compiled a treasure trove of information about black librarianship. This volume includes history, statistics, and documentation of contemporary issues related both to African American participation in librarianship and to the organizations that they built to provide information resources for their people. Of interest to all librarians, bibliophiles, bibliographers, and students of American culture, this handbook fills a niche in American cultural history.


E. J. Josey is Professor Emeritus, Department of Library and Information Science, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been honored with awards and honorary degrees from institutions worldwide, including the Lippincott Award, the Equality Award, and the John Ames Humphry/OCLC Forest Press Award for Distinguished Service to International Relations and Librarianship by the ALA International Relations Committee. He has been president of the American Library Association, and is a life member of that organization. Marva DeLoach (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, M.S.L.S. Atlanta University, B.S. Savannah State College) is Librarian and Instructor at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA. She also serves as Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. She has been an independent library consultant and has managed technical services and reference services in both public and academic libraries. She has lectured widely on intellectual freedom and equity in information services and serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Information Ethics. Her many awards include the Special Recognition Award of the Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA), Distinguished Service and Councilor (ALA) and Exceptional Merit Recognition (ISU). This is not the first collaboration between Josey and DeLoach-in 1983 they published Ethnic Collections in Libraries.


Without ignoring impediments that had to be overcome, the Handbook emphasizes achievements. Indeed, it is replete with accounts of achievements that were until recently unknown to or unrecognized by the majority culture...comprehensive, and contributions are well researched, informative, and interesting. Above all, it tells a fascinating story. It will be widely read, referred to, quoted, and enjoyed. The Library Quarterly ...a rich resource for those concerned with African American library services... Reference Reviews The compilers have succeeded admirably in honoring the intent of the original volume and expanding on it, especially in its goal of identifying materials essential to African-American and African collections...The Handbook should be the tool of the first resort in learning about libraries with strong black collections, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), museums, historical societies, bookstores, publishers, and Websites. The Serials Librarian Certainly, this is a worthwhile reference tool for reference collections...this book is one of a kind and requires its inclusion in both professional and personal collections. The Journal of Academic Librarianship
EAN: 9780810837201
ISBN: 081083720X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2000
Seitenanzahl: 712 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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