Academic Libraries in Urban and Metropolitan Areas: A by Gerard B. McCabe

By Gerard B. McCabe

Ideas to the original difficulties of educational libraries in city and metropolitan parts are supplied during this specialist instruction manual. matters confronted through the directors of those libraries can fluctuate markedly from these encountered through their opposite numbers in residential collage cities. carrier calls for emanate from neighborhood enterprise, undefined, different libraries, and concrete excessive faculties. inner prone has to be formed for a nonresident school and a often older pupil physique. Written through skilled city collage librarians, this guide should be a useful resource for his or her expert colleagues in addition to for college kids of library technology.

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Given that urban universities can expect to get most of their students directly from these systems, will educate a large percentage of the teachers who will work in their classrooms, will place most of their student teachers in city schools, and will provide continuing education for the teachers and administrators, it is important that they relate directly to secondary and even to primary schools in their area. In addition to the obvious educational benefits that can be derived from this kind of cooperation and their capacity to prepare more and better students for entry into the university, these programs can serve as a mechanism for building goodwill within the community.

UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES One of the strengths of higher education in the United States has always been its diversity. When American colleges were established, they were based on different traditions. While these traditions have now been integrated into the common fabric of higher education, the emphasis that is placed on them contributes to the distinctiveness of individual colleges and universities. Leonard Veysey (1965) contends that American universities began primarily as institutions that were designed to instill discipline and culture in their students in keeping with the model of the English universities upon which they were patterned.

Washington, DC: National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Rudolph, Frederick. 1962. The American college and university. New York: Knopf. Veysey, Leonard. 1965. The emergence of the American university. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2 Conflict of Mission: The Midsize Private University in an Urban Environment Fred Heath Among librarians, there is an almost universal commitment to the ideals of cooperation and resource sharing. In metropolitan areas, the close proximity of libraries, which has always made cooperation more practical than elsewhere, has been joined by the emergence of new technologies to make interlibrary cooperation part of the everyday landscape.

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