Library Profession and its Evolution


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  • Documentation Research and Training Centre, Bangalore, 3, India

Abstract

Describes the foundation, growth, and achievements of the library associations in USA, UK, and India. Shows that librarianship, which started as a mere vocation in 1870s, has now become a full fledged profession on par with that of lawyers, medical men, and engineers, as a result of the formulation of fundamental laws as the basis of its purpose and work. The Five Laws of Library Science and the Canons and Principles for several of its branches have given scope for pure, applied, and developmental research in library science and have successfully paved the way for library science to attain the status of a University subject. This, along with the improved method of teaching, as indicated, provides for education for a progressive library profession.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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