Walter C. Allen and Robert F. Delzell, eds. Ideals and Standards: The History of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

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James V. Carmichael, Professor (Creator)
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Abstract: Library and Information Science, provides abundant evidence of why the Illinois program has thrived while other equally prestigious schools such as Columbia and Chicago have folded, for while Illinois has remained on the cutting edge of research and technological change, it has never entirely abandoned the grass roots of librarianship. The school has also been blessed with strong leadership, although the personalities of the school receive somewhat short shrift (and no criticism) in this collection. As Walter C. Allen remarks in the introduction to the current volume, these essays are intended to "put the new developments [for example, technology and information science] into the context of the School's total history" (p. iii). Readers interested in additional information on directors and faculty who shaped the school-most of whom receive only cursory treatment here-or in "local color," would be well advised to consult Laurel A. Grotzinger, The Power and the Dignity: Librarianship and Katherine Sharp (New York: Scarecrow, 1966); and two previous publications concerning the school's history, Fifty Years of Education for Librarianship, University of Illinois Contributions to Librarianship, no. 1 (Urbana: University of lllinois Press, 1943); and Barbara M. Slanker. ed., Reminiscences: Seventy-Five Years of a Library School (Urbana: University of Illinois, Graduate Library School, 1969).

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The Library Quarterly 63: 388-89.
Language: English
Date: 1993
Book review, Library education, Urbana, Illinois, Library history

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