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The politics of public librarianship by David Shavit

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English



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  • Public libraries -- Administration -- Political aspects -- United States.,
  • Libraries and state -- United States.,
  • Library science -- Political aspects -- United States.,
  • Library administration -- Decision making.

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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Shavit.
SeriesNew directions in information management,, no. 12
LC ClassificationsZ678 .S5 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 157 p. ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2714608M
ISBN 100313248168
LC Control Number86007573

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