The Public Library -
State University School of Library & Information Science
Spring Term -
15 January - 6 May, 2004
Kent State Columbus Campus - 197 Mount Hall, Ohio
State University - Columbus , Ohio
Instructor, Jay Burton
Spring Term Course
Contact Me -
email@example.com 1-800-686-1532 or
614-466-5511 - FAX 614-728-2788
For those students currently working in a
public library setting or those contemplating employment as professional
librarians in a public library, this course is designed to offer an exploration
and discussion of the Public Library in the United States.
We'll look at the
programs and services, organization and history, trends, challenges and other
factors that make-up the public library and when it's all over...you'll either
be glad you've elected to work in a public library...or steer towards academic,
special or some other type of library.
1. Provide some
general knowledge and a brief overview of the public library tradition and
history in the United States.
2. Survey and discuss Public
Library services, programs, and standards.
3. Discuss and review
recommended library service measures and the procedures for data collection and
4. Discuss and review the role, mission, and
constituencies of the public library.
5. Review and discuss the
political organization and setting of the public library.
various funding options for public libraries.
7. Review and collect a
bibliography of professional organizations and other literature.
Provide an opportunity for individual and group study that encourages
critical thinking and practical application to your current or future position.