North Carolina Libraries Face the Depression: A Regional Field Agent and the "Bell Cow" State, 1930-36

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James V. Carmichael, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Librarians, like other professionals, flatter themselves with the notion that their problems are unique. The generational arrogance that comes with an expanded knowledge base, new technology, and professional respectability often obscures the similarities of their situation with that of their forebears. Thus, with cuts in the serials budgets of most state universities, the closing of big city branches and consolidation of services - all set against the national backdrop of the savings and loans scandal and what is now formally acknowledged as a "recession" - information professionals may forget that librarians in the Great Depression faced comparable challenges.

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North Carolina Libraries 50 (Spring), 35-40
Language: English
Date: 1992
Librarians, Profession, Depression, American history, 1930s

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