Case Studies in Reference Work - Denis GroganClive Bingley, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little soiling to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Reprint with minor corrections. [First: 1967] From the cover: “This is the first British volume of case studies in library work to be published. Compiled by the head of the department of bibliographical studies at the College of Librarianship Wales, it constitutes an excellent example of the way in which modern techniques of teaching can be, and are being, validly applied to librarianship.
Case studies have been used with success in teaching programmes for subjects as diverse as medicine and business studies. The value of providing a simulacrum of reality for students of an essentially practical discipline is immediately apparent from this volume, in which the reader is conducted systematically through a series of actual situations which progressively reveal the scope, range, and problems of reference work. The emphasis in the book is on the major types of reference book — encyclopaedias, yearbooks and directories, bibliographies, dictionaries — and although compiled primarily for library students, the breadth of experience apparent throughout this volume will interest and inform also all those connected with practical reference work in libraries.”