Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture

library history round table  

Spring 2009

Compiled by Ed Goedeken, Coordinator of Collections, Iowa State University.

Originally appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of the LHRT Newsletter. Entries are grouped by geographical area. As always, the author is grateful if ommissions or errors are brought to his attention.


A. United States

B. Non-U.S. Western Hemisphere

C. Europe

D. Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Other

E. History of Books, Reading, and Book Culture

F. General, Historiography, Philosophy, and Library and Information Science Education



Amata, Ben. “What Difference Does It Make What Congress Published?” DttP 36 (Spring 2008):17-41.

Arenson, Adam. “A Cultural Barometer: The St. Louis Mercantile Library as National Institution,” Missouri Historical Review 102 (January 2008): 88-102.

Barrett, Nina, et al Deering Library: An Illustrated History (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2008) 148 pp.  $40.00 ISBN 978-0-8101-2502-1.

Battles, David M. The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South, or Leaving Behind the Plow (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2009) 171 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-8108-6247-0.

Byard, Paul Spencer et al. The Making of the Morgan from Charles McKim to Renzo Piano (New York: The Morgan Library & Museum, 2008) 138 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-87598-149-9.

Cook, Karen. “Freedom Libraries in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project: A History,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alabama), 2008, 491 pp. [Advisor: Margaret Stieg Dalton]

Daniels, Caroline. “The Feminine Touch Has Not Been Wanting: Women Librarians at Camp Zachary Taylor, 1917-1919,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 3 (2008): 286-307.

Dash, Barbara L. “A Visionary Acquisition: The Yudin Collection at the Library of Congress,” Slavic & East European Information Resources v. 9, no. 2 (2008): 92-114.

Dibbell, Jeremy B. “A Library of the Most Celebrated & Approval Authors: The First Purchase Collection of Union College,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 4 (2008): 367-96. [Winner of Justin Winsor Prize for 2007-2008]

Dilevko, Juris and Candice F. C. Magowan. Reader’s Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005: A History and Critical Analysis (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2007) 252 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-0-786-4292-57.

Donaldson, Bobby. "Circles of Learning: Exploring the Library of Carter G. Woodson,” Journal of African American History 93 (Winter 2008): 80-87.

Douglas, Scott. Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2008) 330 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-7867-2091-0.

Dredge, Bart. “Contradictions of Corporate Benevolence: Industrial Libraries in the Southern Textile Industry, 1920-1945,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 3 (2008): 308-26.

Galbi, Douglas A. “Book Circulation Per U.S. Public Library User Since 1856,” Public Library Quarterly v. 27, no. 4 (2008): 351-71.

Goedeken, Edward A. “The Literature of American Library History, 2003-2005,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 4 (2008): 440-80.

Gonzalez Marinas, Maria Elena. “Crisis in Scholarly Communications: Insights from Forty Years of the Journal of Library History, 1966-2005,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin), 2008, 410 pp. [available at: [Advisor: Patricia K. Galloway]

Gracy, David B., II.  “To Have the People of Texas See the Necessity for It: Laying the Foundation for the Texas State Library, 1835-1909,” Texas Library Journal 84 (Fall 2008): 102-107.

Hahn, Trudi Bellardo. “Federal Support for Library and Information Science Research,” Advances in Librarianship v. 31 (2008): 1-36.

Hardy, Elaine. “The Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia's Public Libraries: A timeline of important events in Georgia public library history,” Georgia Library Quarterly 45 (Summer 2008): 12-18.

Haricombe, Lorraine J. and Keith Russell, eds. “The Evaluation and Transformation of Information Systems: Essays Honoring the Legacy of F.W. Lancaster,” Library Trends 56 (Spring 2008): entire issue.

Harmon, Glynn. “Remembering William Goffman: Mathematical Information Science Pioneer,” Information Processing & Management 44 (July 2008): 1634-47.

Hayes, Kevin J. The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2008) 184 pp. $23.00 ISBN 978-0-8139-2758-9. [examines reading habits of Henry]

Homan, J. Michael. “Becoming an Internationalist: Reflections on the International Activities of Estelle Brodman,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (July 2008): 242-48.

Jeffrey, Jonathan D. “Looking Back: A History of the Manchester Street Center,” Kentucky Libraries 72 (Spring 2008): 17-21.
Kasinec, Edward. “Yudin’s Books in America: A View from the 21st Century,” Slavic & East European Information Resources v. 9, no. 2 (2008): 115-26.

Knowlton, Steven A. “Criticism of Cataloging Code Reform, as Seen in the Pages of Library Resources and Technical Services (1957-66)” Library Resources & Technical Services 53 (January 2009): 15-24.

Kurutz, Gary F. "'It's a Long Trip from Headquarters': An Exhibit Celebrating Early County Library Service in California." California State Library Foundation Bulletin, no. 92 (2009): 13-19.

Leich, Harold M. “So Ample a Collection, So Well Balanced: The Yudin Collection at the Library of Congress,” Slavic & East European Information Resources v. 9, no. 2 (2008): 127-42.

Library History Committee. Gadsden Public Library: 100 Years of Service (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2008) 127 pp.
Lorenzi, Nancy M. “Estelle Brodman: Educator Extraordinaire,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (July 2008): 249-54.

Lorković, Tatjana. “Joel Sumner Smith, 1830-1903: American Pioneer of Slavic Librarianship,” Slavic & East European Information Resources v. 9, no. 2 (2008): 153-73.

Lowery, Robert. “The Unquiet History of the Jessie C. Eury Library,” Christian Librarian v. 51, no. 2 (2008): 97-100.

McClure, Lucretia W. “Introduction: Personal Recollections of the Contributions of Estelle Brodman: An Enduring Legacy for Health Sciences Librarianship,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (July 2008): 239-41.

McClure, Lucretia W. “A Student of History: Perspectives on the Contributions of Estelle Brodman,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (July 2008): 255-61.

McHugh, William A. “To Advance the Boundaries of Knowledge: The 1927 Union List of Serials and the Provision of Resources for Research" Occasional papers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate School of Library and Information Science), no. 214 (April 2008) (Urbana-Champaign, IL: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 112 pp.

Mediavilla, Cindy. "The Enemy Within: Self-Censorship During the 1950s."  CLARION, v. 3, no. 2 (October 2007): 6-10.

Mediavilla, Cindy. "Proposition 13: A Year of Chaos, Panic and Disarray." CLARION, v. 4, no. 2 (October 2008): 6-7, 19-20.

Milewicz, Elizabeth J. “Origin and Development of the Information Commons in Academic Libraries,” in Charles Forrest and Martin Halbert, eds. A Field Guide to the Information Commons (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2009), pp. 3-17.

Milner, Clyde A., II and Carol A. O-Connor.  As Big as the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) 430 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-19-512709-6. [Stuart served as director of Butte Public Library in the early twentieth century]

Neeley, James D. “A Library for Engineering Education: Frank O. Marvin and the University of Kansas, 1875-1915,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 4 (2008): 411-39.

Peay, Wayne J. “Estelle Brodman and the First Generation of Library Automation,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (July 2008): 262-67.

Pearson, Joyce A. McCray. “A Brief History of the University of Kansas School of Law Library,” University of Kansas Law Review 51 (July 2003): 873-903.

Polansky, Patricia A. “Who Created Us? Faculty, Staff, Book Dealers, and Russian Libraries that Shaped the University of Hawaii Russian Collection,” Slavic & East European Information Resources v. 9, no. 2 (2008): 174-225.

Polovnikova, Inna A. “Born in Siberia: Gennadii Vasil’evich Iudin, 1840-1912,” Slavic & East European Information Resources v. 9, no. 2 (2008): 143-52.

Quinlan, Nora J. “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: The Great Depression and Florida Libraries,” Florida Libraries 51 (Fall 2008): 4-8.

Rassuli, Kathleen M. and Stanley C. Hollander. “Revolving, Not Revolutionary Books: The History of Rental Libraries until 1960,” Journal of Macromarketing 21 (December 2001): 123-34.

Satterfield, A. W. “Publications Disseminated by the U.S. Government during the Early 20th Century for the American Housewife: A Selected Bibliography,” (Master’s Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2005, 47 pp.

Smith, Erica E. “The Library of Meshack Franklin,” (Master’s Thesis, Wake Forest University), 2008, 55 pp. [Franklin served in Congress representing North Carolina from 1807-1815]

Smith, K. A. “Laws, Leaders, and Legends of the Modern Library of Medicine,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (April 2008): 121-33.

Welch, Cindy C. “Broadcasting the Profession: The American Library Association and the National Children’s Radio Hour,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2008, 288 pp. [Advisor: Christine A. Jenkins] [focuses on period from 1930-1936]

Young, Arthur P. “Aftermath of a Prediction: F. W. Lancaster and the Paperless Society,” Library Trends 56 (Spring 2008): 843-58.

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Paola Picco, M. A. “Quebec’s Public Libraries: An Overview of Their History and Current Situation,” Public Library Quarterly v. 27, no. 2 (2008): 139-50.

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Allen, David. A Nation of Readers: The Lending Library in Georgian England (London: The British Library, 2008) 281 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-4967-3/.

Benoit, Gaetan. Eugène Morel: Pioneer of Public Libraries in France (Duluth, MN: Litwin Books, LLC, 2008) 260 pp. $32.00 ISBN 978-0-9778617-8-1.

Black, Alistair, Dave Muddiman, and Helen Plant. The Early Information Society: Information Management in Britain before the Computer (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2007) 288 pp. $115.00 ISBN 978-0-7546-4279-4.

Black, Alistair. “Every Discipline Needs a History: Information Management and the Early Information Society in Britain,” in W. Boyd Rayward, ed. Aware and Responsible: Papers of the Nordic-International Colloquium on Social and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and Documentation Studies (SCARLID) (Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2004), pp. 29-47.

Buckland, Michael. “The Library Research Unit at the University of Lancaster, 1967-1972: A Memoir,” in Jillian R. Griffiths and Jenny Craven, eds. Access, Delivery, Performance: A Festschrift to Celebrate the Work of Professor Peter Brophy (London: Fact Publishing, 2009), pp. 7-20.

Cliffe, David. Roots and Branches: The Centenary History of Battle and Caversham Libraries, Reading (Reading: Two Rivers Press, 2007) 52 pp. ISBN 978-1-9016-7754-6.

Cryer, E. “The Private Libraries of Seventeenth-Century Artists in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands,” (Master’s Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2006, 50 pp.

Dahlkild, Nan. “Architecture and Design of Danish Public Libraries, 1909-1939: Between Tradition and Modernity,” in Carl Gustav Johannsen and Leif Kajberg, eds. New Frontiers in Public Library Research (Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005), pp. 211-27.

Diakonova, Olga. “Maurice Line’s Input in IFLA History as Seen by a Russian Librarian,” Alexandria v. 20, no. 1 (2008): 39-44.

Dyrbye, Martin. “Anglo-Danish Library Connections in the Post-War Era: An Illustration of Cultural Aspects of the Transition from Warfare to Welfare Societies in the Years 1945 to 1964,” Library History 24 (September 2008): 230-39.

Dyrbye, Martin. “Foreign Influence on the Development of the Danish Public Libraries with Emphasis on the Association Denmark’s Popular Book Collections, 1905-1919,” in Carl Gustav Johannsen and Leif Kajberg, eds. New Frontiers in Public Library Research (Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005), pp. 230-47.

Hartbecke, Karin, ed. Zwischen Fürstenwillkür und Menschheitswohl: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz als Bibliothekar (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2008) 278 pp. $130.00 ISBN 978-3-465-03587-9.

Holborn, Guy. “The Inns of Court Libraries in the 21st Century,” Legal Information Management 8 (Spring 2008): 46-50.

Houston, George W. “Tiberius and the Libraries: Public Book Collections and Library Buildings in the Early Roman Empire,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 3 (2008): 247-69.

Hung, Margaret. “A Guerrilla War in the World War II: How the Library Association Fought the War Office and the Army—and Lost,” Library History 24 (June 2008): 167-88.

Knutson, Ellen Marlene. “Libraries, Community and Change in Post-Soviet Russia: The Case of the Bryansk Regional Public Library System,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2008, 272 pp.

Koehler, Wallace and Vera Blair.  “Johann David Kohler's "Anweisung fur Reisende Gelerte, Bibliothecken, Munz-Cabinette, Antiquitaten-Zimmer, Bilder-Sale, Naturalien- und Kunst-Kammern u.d.m mit Nutzen Zubesehe": Inferred Ethical Concern in Eighteenth Century Library Practice and Lessons for the Twenty-first Century,” Journal of Information Ethics 17 (Spring 2008): 68-78.

Moore, Lara Jennifer. Restoring Order: The Ecole des Chartes and the Organization of Archives and Libraries in France, 1820-1870 (Duluth, MN: Litwin Books, LLC, 2008) 320 pp. $32.00 ISBN 978-0-9778617-9-8.

Nijhoff, Michiel. “The Early History of the Stedelijk Museum Library: The Kloet Years,” Art Libraries Journal v. 33, no. 4 (2008): 14-16.

Reimo, Tiiu. “Historical Perspectives in Library and Information Science Research in the Nordic and Baltic Countries,” Library History 24 (June 2008): 105-116.

Rodrigues, Lúcia Lima and Russell Craig. “Recovery Amid Destruction: Manoel da Maya and the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 4 (2008): 397-410.

Satterley, Renae. “The Libraries of the Inns of Court: An Examination of Their Historical Influence,” Library History 24 (September 2008): 208-219.

Skouvig, Laura. “How to Observe the Librarian,” Library History 24 (December 2008): 299-306. [history of Danish librarianship in 20th century]

Skouvig, Laura. “Institution, Modernity and Discourse: Three Perspectives on Public Library History,” in Carl Gustav Johannsen and Leif Kajberg, eds. New Frontiers in Public Library Research (Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005), pp. 249-68.

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Edwards, Julie Biando and Stephan P. Edwards. “Culture and the New Iraq: The Iraq National Library and Archive, Imagined Community, and the Future of the Iraqi Nation,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 3 (2008): 327-42.

El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah, eds. What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria? (Leiden: Brill, 2008) 259 pp. $119.00 ISBN 978-90-04-16545-8.

Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth B. “The Public Library as Instrument of Colonialism: The Case of the Netherlands East Indies,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 43, no. 3 (2008): 270-85.

Gaunt, Heather. “A Native Instinct of Patriotism: Nationalism in the Australian Public Library, from Federation to the 1930s. A Case Study of the Public Library of Tasmania,” Library History 24 (June 2008): 152-66.

Han Lim Peng. “Elementary Malay Vernacular Schools and School Libraries in Singapore Under British Colonial Rule, 1819-1941,” School Libraries Worldwide 14 (January 2008): 72-85.

Imhof, Dirk. “From a Library for Proof-readers to a Bibliophile Treasury: The Library of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp,” Art Libraries Journal v. 33, no. 3 (2008):  34-8.

Platt, David Stuart. “A Cultural Studies Approach to Roman Public Libraries: Social Negotiation, Changing Spaces and Euergetism,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University), 2008, 340 pp.

Ranasinghe, R. H. I. S. “How Buddhism Influenced the Origin and Development of Libraries in Sri Lanka (Ceylon): From the Third Century BC to the Fifth Century AD,” Library History 24 (December 2008): 307-12.

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Ahokas, Minna. “Bringing Light to Finland: The Clerical Estate and Enlightenment Literature in Eighteenth-Century Finland,” Library History 24 (December 2008): 273-83.

Allen, James Sloan. Worldly Wisdom: Great Books and the Meanings of Life (Savannah, GA: Frederick C Beil, 2008) 554 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-1-929490-35-6.

Andriesse, Cornelis D.  Dutch Messengers: A History of Science Publishing, 1930-1980 (Leiden: Brill, 2008) 281 pp. $129.00 ISBN 978-90-04-17084-1 [Vol. 1 of The Industrial World which is also Vol. 7 of the Library of the Written Word]

Basbanes, Nicholas. World of Letters: Yale University Press, 1908-2008 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008) 240 pp. $26.00 ISBN 978-0-300-115-98-7.

Beattie, Heather. “Where Narratives Meet: Archival Description, Provenance, and Women’s Diaries,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 44, no. 1 (2009): 82-100.

Beam, Alex.  A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books (New York: Public Affairs, 2008) 245 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-1-5864-84-87.

Boureau, Alain. L’Empire du Livre: Pour une Histoire du Savior Scolastique, 1200-1380 (Paris: Belles Lettres, 2007) €33.00 ISBN 978-2-2513-8085-8.

Briggs, Asa.  A History of Longmans and Their Books, 1724-1990: Longevity in Publishing (London: The British Library; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2008) 587 pp. $110.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-4873-7.

Burlingame, Roger. “How McGraw and Hill Were Brought Together,” Logos v. 19, no. 2 (2008): 98-102.

Cohen, Matt. “The History of the Book in New England: The State of the Discipline,” Book History v. 11 (2008): 301-23.

Considine, John. Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe: Lexicography and the Making of Heritage (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) 393 pp. $99.00 ISBN 978-0-521-88674-1.

Darnton, Robert. “Google & the Future,” New York Review of Books 56 (February 12, 2009): 9-11.

Dolatkhah, Mats. “The Rules of Reading: Examples of Reading and Library Use in Early Twentieth-Century Swedish Families,” Library History 24 (September 2008): 220-29.

Dorman, Robert L. “The Creation and Destruction of the 1890 Federal Census,” American Archivist 71 (Fall/Winter 2008): 350-83.

Farr, Cecilia Konchar and Jamie Harker, eds. The Oprah Effect: Critical Essays on Oprah’s Book Club (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2008) 347 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-7914-7615-4.

Fleming, Patricia Lockhart, et al., eds. History of the Book in Canada/Histoire du Livre et de L’Imprimé au Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005-2007) 3 vols. $200.0.

Fraser, Robert. Book History through Postcolonial Eyes (New York: Routledge, 2008) 210 pp.  $125.00 ISBN 978-0-415-40293-4.

Hall, David D. Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making in Seventeenth-Century New England (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) 233 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-0-8122-4102-0.

Hoffrath, Christiane.   Bücherspuren : das Schicksal von Elise und Helene Richter und ihrer Bibliothek im Dritten Reich (Köln : Böhlau, 2009) 224 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-3-412-20284-2.

Holman, Valerie.  Print for Victory: Book Publishing in England, 1939-1945 (London: The British Library, 2008) 292 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-5001-3.

Houdek, Frank G.  “A Law Library Journal Centennial Timeline: Highlights from One Hundred Years of LLJ History,” Law Library Journal 100 (Summer 2008): 541-54.

Jagodzinski, Cecile M. “The University Press in North America: A Brief History,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 40 (October 2008): 1-20.

Jantson, Signe.  “Booksellers as Publishers in Estonia in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century,” Library History 24 (September 2008): 240-49.

Kaestle, Carl F. and Janice A. Radway, eds. Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940 (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009) 669 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-8078-3186-1. [Volume 4 of A History of the Book in America] [contains essays by Wiegand on public libraries and Dain prominent research libraries]

Laine, Tuija.  “Forms and Methods of the Book Trade in Finland in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,” Library History 24 (December 2008): 291-98.

Lawrence, David R. The Complete Soldier: Military Books and Military Culture in Early Stuart England, 1603-1645 (Leiden: Brill, 2009) 439 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-90-04-17079-7. [This is based on his 2006 dissertation from the University of Toronto]

Liechti, Stacy. “Books, Book Endowments, and Communities of Knowledge in the Bukharan Khanate,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University), 2008, 441 pp.

Marcus, Leonard S.  Minders of Make-Believe: Indealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008) 402 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-0-395-67407-9.

Milevski, Robert J. and Valdis Villerušs. “Reading the Bible, Preserving the Precious Text: Latvian Peasant Metal-Clad Bindings,” Library History 24 (June 2008): 128-42.

Navickiene, Ausra. “The Research of the History of the Book in Lithuania: Historical Evolution and Contemporary Status,” Library History 24 (September 2008): 189-99.

Parini, Jay. Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America (New York: Doubleday, 2008) 385 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-385-52276-2.

Pawley, Christine. “Beyond Market Models and Resistance: Organizations as a Middle Layer in the History of Reading,” Library Quarterly 79 (January 2009): 73-93.

Pearson, David. Books as History: The Importance of Books beyond Their Texts (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2008) 208 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-58456-233-7.

Rafferty, Pauline. “Identifying Diachronic Transformations in Popular Culture Genres: A Cultural-Materalist Approach to the History of Popular Literature Publishing,” Library History 24 (December 2008): 262-72.

Ryback, Timothy W. Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life (New York: Knopf, 2008) 304 pp.  $26.00 ISBN 978-1-400-042-04-3.

Silverman, Willa Z. The New Bibliopolis: French Book Collectors and the Culture of Print, 1880-1914 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008) 312 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-8020-921-13.

Sorel, Patricia et Frédérique Leblanc, eds. Histoire de la Librairie Française (Paris: Cercle de la Librairie, 2008) 719 pp. $200.00 ISBN 978-2-7654-0966-3. [history of French book stores]

Summit, Jennifer. Memory’s Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008) 343 pp. $ 35.00 ISBN 978-0-226-78171-6.

Travis, Trysh. “The Women in Print Movement: History and Implications,” Book History v. 11 (2008): 275-300.

Weller, Toni. “Preserving Knowledge through Popular Victorian Periodicals: An Examination of The Penny Magazine and the Illustrated London News, 1842-1843,” Library History 24 (September 2008): 200-207.

Willes, Margaret. Reading Matters: Five Centuries of Discovering Books (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008) 295 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-300-12729-4.

Zavadskyte-Zakarauskiene, Zivile. “Conceptualizations of the Book Trade in Lithuania in the Twentieth Century,” Library History 24 (December 2008): 284-90.

Zboray, Ronald J. and Mary Saracino Zboray. “Is it a Diary, Commonplace Book, Scrapbook, or Whatchamacallit? Six Years of Exploration in New England’s Manuscript Archives,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 44, no. 1 (2009): 101-123.

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Burke, Peter. What is Cultural History? 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Polity, 2008) 179 pp. $20.00 ISBN 978-0-7456-4410-3.

Buschman, John. “Information Literacy, New Literacies, and Literacy,” Library Quarterly 79 (January 2009): 95-111.

Capps, Janet L. and Christopher L. Hinson. “JELIS Connections,” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 50 (Spring 2009): 59-67.  [historical overview of JELIS]

Delsaerdt, Pierre. “From Légère Teinture to Central Place: A Revaluation of Book and Library History within Library and Information Programmes,” Library History 24 (June 2008): 143-51.

Fortey, Richard. Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (London: HarperPress, 2008) 338 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-00-720988-0.

Jones, Bonna. “Reductionism and Library and Information Science Philosophy,” Journal of Documentation v. 64, no. 4 (2008): 482-95.

Konrad, Allan Mark. “On Inquiry: Human Concept Formation and Construction of Meaning through Library and Information Science Intermediation,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley), 2007. [Advisor: Michael K. Buckland]

Lynch, Beverly P. “Library Education: Its Past, Its Present, Its Future,” Library Trends 56 (Spring 2008): 931-53.
Mäkinen, Ilkka. “Information History, Library History, or History By and Large? Remarks on Recent Discussion on Library and Information History,” in W. Boyd Rayward, ed. Aware and Responsible: Papers of the Nordic-International Colloquium on Social and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and Documentation Studies (SCARLID) (Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2004), pp. 103-114.

Mäkinen, Ilkka. “New Institutional Economics and Information History—Is There a Point of Contact?” Library History 24 (June 2008): 117-27.

McNeely, Ian F. with Lisa Wolverton. Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008) $25.95 318 pp. ISBN 978-0-393-06506-0.

Osburn, Charles B. The Social Transcript: Uncovering Library Philosophy (Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008) 300 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-1-59158-758-3.

Preer, Jean. Library Ethics (Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008) 255 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-1-59158-636-4. [refers often to historical context]

Ribeiro, Fernanda. “LIS Education in Portugal between Academia and Practice,” Education for Information 26 (March 2008): 33-42.

Rooney, Peter. “A Brief History of the American Society For Indexing,” Key Words 16 (October/December 2008): 135-37, 142.

Smith, Linda C. “From Foundation to Federal Funding: The Impact of Grants on Education for Library and Information Science,” Advances in Librarianship v. 31 (2008): 141-65.

Templeton, Thomas Clay. “Placing the Library: An Argument for the Phenomenological and Constructivist Approach to the Human Geography of the Library,” Library Quarterly 78 (April 2008): 195-209.

Vårheim, Andreas, Sven Steinmo and Eisaku Ide. “Do Libraries Matter? Public Libraries and the Creation of Social Capital,” Journal of Documentation v. 64, no. 6 (2008): 877-92.

Weller, Toni. Information History—An Introduction: Exploring an Emergent Field (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, Ltd., 2008) $70.00 ISBN 1-84334-394-0.

Wema, E.F. “Developing Information Literacy Programmes for Public University Libraries in Tanzania: A Case Study of the University of Dar es Salaam,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Loughborough University), 2006.

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