Public Libraries: Spring 2013


Geoffrey Kirkpatrick


University at Albany


Spring 2013


This course focuses on current issues, practices and trends in public library organizations, planning, and service delivery. Topics include levels of governance in public libraries; the role of state charters, systems, and trustees; public, technical and administrative services; and professional development, including career paths, continuing education, and compensation.

Required Textbook:

McCook, K. De la Pena. 2011. Introduction to public librarianship, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:


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