A guide to LIS literature and sources

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/25/2014


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association



CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, as well as selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, author Michael F. Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to scholars, students and anyone working in the field, this unique annotated bibliography:

  • includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work and library architecture;
  • encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject;  
  • offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature.

Bemis has written reference book reviews for American Reference Books Annual, Library Journal, Reference and User Services Quarterly and other professional publications. He reviews book proposals for Praeger Press and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He recently completed a two-year term as chair of the Materials Reviewing Committee of ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

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