Library: Library Science Courses

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Library: Library Science Courses
Creator:
Call Number: UA219
Dates: 1948-1950
Physical Description: 0.19 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Library: Library Science Courses
Call Number: UA219
Dates: 1948-1950
Physical Description: 0.19 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
From 1948 to 1952 the University of Rochester offered a series of four courses in library science. The program was designed to help address an acute national shortage of librarians by training students in the fundamentals of the profession before they enrolled in formal library school. The courses were conducted by the University School of Liberal and Applied Sciences, which offered part-time university study to working adults and returned servicemen. Classes were held in the late afternoon, evenings, and Saturdays.

The library science courses were taught by John Russell, the librarian at the University of Rochester from 1940-1969. The course titles were Reference Work and Bibliography, Library Organization and Administration, Book Selection and Subject Bibliography, and Cataloguing and Classification.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Library Science Courses collection was donated in 2005 by Mabel (Gleason) Olney Harkness, an alumnae of the Class of 1935. At the time of the program she was employed as the Engineering Librarian for the Stromberg-Carlson Company.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Library: Library Science Courses, UA219, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Eileen L. Fay
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu

Finding aid publication date: September 2012
Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Handouts, undated
Box 1, Folder 2Reference Work and Bibliography: Notebook kept by Olney during first term; assignment sheets; complete assignments; course list; newspaper article describing course; exam book., 1948-1949
Box 1, Folder 3Library Organization and Administration: Loose notes; assignment sheets; completed assignments, 1949
Box 1, Folder 4Library Organization and Administration: Assignment sheets; exam books; Report of Training from Stromberg-Carlson Company; term paper, "Summary of 'The Problem of Faculty Cooperation in the Administration of the University Library.'", 1949
Box 1, Folder 5Library Organization and Administration: Correspondence between Mabel Olney and J. Lamar Johnson regarding her term paper, 1949
Box 1, Folder 6Book Selection and Subject Bibliography: Assignment sheets; completed assignments; exam books, 1949
Box 1, Folder 7Cataloguing and Classification: Assignment sheets; completed assignments; grade sheet, 1950
Box 1, Folder 8Miscellaneous completed assignments, undated
Box 1, Folder 9Miscellaneous material: Overdue library check-out card; Stromberg-Carlson Company Literary Group list (members included John Russell, Mabel Olney, and other Library Science course students); reading assignment list, undated


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