Mar 2014 | 256pp
CILIP members price: £43.95
1. Administration and Management
"‘Descriptive’, ‘informative’ and ‘comprehensive’ are words that could describe the sources in this book by Michael Bemis, but also actually describe the book itself. It is obvious from the start that this is not just a list of resources with the publisher’s blurb being reprinted or restated. Bemis has looked at each title he has reviewed and gives a succinct yet informative statement of each book’s coverage, its strengths and weaknesses...I highly recommend this title to students and fellow librarians alike."
- Australian Library Journal
"This brief bibliography of all things library related is a well laid out and professionally written guide for anyone that needs directing to useful books. It’s uniqueness in attempting to provide a reference for all areas of librarianship makes it almost a definitive guide to the discipline...For anyone interested in finding what has (and what has not) been written about any aspect of our profession, this book is a must read."
- UL Library Science Collection
"Every librarian takes on new responsibilities for which no previous experience is adequate for the unfamiliar task at hand. In these situations what is often needed is a source that gives step-by-step directions with examples, templates, and outlines. Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources addresses this individual need and fills this particular niche in the professional literature."
- Journal of Academic Libraries
"As a research starter on a topic in librarianship, I'd say this will be useful for many, especially beginners and librarians in the field who may not have extensive access to LIS sources. For me, I'd keep it on my shelf to check on things now and then as part of keeping up or for my areas of interest. This is one I am suggesting for librarians to at least look over."
- The Itinerant Librarian Blog
"Michael Bemis’ bibliography, listing nearly 1600 resources relevant to library information science, is an impressive achievement which goes some way to meeting his goal of providing ‘a current annotated bibliography of library science’."
- CILIP Rare Books Newsletter
"What Bemis has succeeded in doing is creating a book that is packed with a lot of interesting and useful information for library and information science faculty and students, as well as for working academic, public and school librarians in various stages of their careers...a useful and worthwhile tool to keep within reach."
- Reference Reviews