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Publications: Planning for Libraries, 1943-1948

From 1943 through 1948, known under the series title Planning for Libraries, the American Library Association produced a series of resources to support library access expansion across the United States following the end of World War Two. Each publication is rich with recommendations and summaries of opportunities available to many public libraries. Read on to learn more about Planning for Libraries!

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Publications: Reading for an Age of Change, 1962-1968

From 1962 through 1968, known under the series title Reading for an Age of Change, the American Library Association produced another series of reading guides to support general reading on a variety of topics, for adult readers who completed formal schooling. Each publication is rich in the perspectives of scholarly authorities of its time. Read on to learn more about Reading for an Age of Change!

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Publications: Reading with a Purpose, Numbers 48 to 68

From 1925 through 1933, known under the series title Reading with a Purpose, the American Library Association produced a series of resources to support general reading on a variety of topics, for adult readers who completed formal schooling. Each publication is rich in the perspectives of scholarly authorities of its time. Read on to learn more about Reading with a Purpose!

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Publications: Reading with a Purpose, Numbers 30 to 47

From 1925 through 1933, known under the series title Reading with a Purpose, the American Library Association produced a series of resources to support general reading on a variety of topics, for adult readers who completed formal schooling. Each publication is rich in the perspectives of scholarly authorities of its time. Read on to learn more about Reading with a Purpose!

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Publications: Reading with a Purpose, Numbers 16 to 29

From 1925 through 1933, known under the series title Reading with a Purpose, the American Library Association produced a series of resources to support general reading on a variety of topics, for adult readers who completed formal schooling. Each publication is rich in the perspectives of scholarly authorities of its time. Read on to learn more about Reading with a Purpose!

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Publications: Reading with a Purpose, Numbers 1 to 15

From 1925 through 1933, known under the series title Reading with a Purpose, the American Library Association produced a series of resources to support general reading on a variety of topics, for adult readers who completed formal schooling. Each publication is rich in the perspectives of scholarly authorities of its time. Read on to learn more about Reading with a Purpose!

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Publications: Library Curriculum Studies, 1927-1930

From 1927 through 1930, as part of the “Curriculum Study” project, the American Library Association produced a series of textbooks to support library schools known under the series title as Library Curriculum Studies with Canadian American and Education Curriculum scholar Werrett Wallace Charters as the series editor. Each publication is rich in the experienced perspectives of library leaders of its time. Read on to learn more about early library school textbooks!

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Publications: Viewpoints, 1919-1925

From 1919 through 1925, the American Library Association produced a series of resources to support popular topical reading in libraries in innovative subject bibliographies known as Viewpoints: Essays in Interpretive Bibliography. Each publication is a bibliography rich with recommendations and summaries of publications available in many public libraries. Read on to learn more about Viewpoints!

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Traveling Libraries: The Library Extension Board and Rural Library Service

Children listening to a story from Mrs. Rosetta Martin from the Boston Public Library bookmobile. 1961. Found in RS 18/1/57 Box 5.

The ALA Archives has an exhibit up this month up in the Marshall Gallery at the University of Illinois Library. Traveling Libraries: The Library Extension Board and Rural Library Service explores the varied history of the Library Extension Board and library extension services in the United States. You can see of preview of the exhibit content here, but be sure to stop by the Marshall Gallery June 1-30 to view the exhibit. You can also visit the American Library Association Archives to find more materials from the Library Extension Board. Read More »

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Publications: Manual of Library Economy, 1911-1930

From 1911 until 1930, the American Library Association produced a series of manuals about library administration and services known as the Manual of Library Economy. Each installment is rich in the experienced perspectives of library leaders of its time. Read on to learn more about Manual of Library Economy!

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