Saturday, April 3, 2010

Developing Library and Information Center Collections

Developing Library and Information Center Collections Developing Library and Information Center Collections by G. Edward Evans

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Trust me, this was not leisure reading.

Back in 2008, I finished my Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Rutgers University. I live in North Carolina, however, and this state requires that a collection development class must be taken in order to become a licensed public librarian. So, I enrolled at East Carolina this semester to finish this one class.

I can't believe I finally read a college textbook all the way through. I'm not sure if I have ever done that before. This book has seriously dense text, not a lot of white space, and I couldn't read it tired. But, as things things normally go, there is useful stuff in here and it is a book I will likely keep around for the day when I might actually go to work. 

Book 28 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Book 18 of 50 for the New Author Challenge 
Book 28 of 50 for the Countdown Challenge (2005)

Source: Purchased

1 comment:

Angela said...

Cover looks different so I might have read a different edition but that sounds just like the book for my collection development class when I got my MLIS. I remember it was rough going too but as you said, useful stuff if I ever get to participate in collection development.