( This book treats academic librarianship as a profession...)
This book treats academic librarianship as a professional culture, and traces its historical development in relation to the transformation of American higher education from the early 19th Century into the age of the university. It also gives a broad understanding of the status and role of today's academic librarian.
(Louis Shores was one of the undisputed intellectual leade...)
Louis Shores was one of the undisputed intellectual leaders of librarianship in the 1960s. His lifelong commitment to his profession centered around his intense belief in the power of libraries to enhance the lives of their patrons. With the zeal of a true believer, he fought to incorporate teaching functions into librarianship and create programs of library education and training. Lee Shiflett's carefully researched and eminently readable account of Shores's fascinating life is an accurate portrait of the complex character and career of this librarian, encyclopedist, poet, social activist, and maverick educator.
Bachelor, University Florida, 1969. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1979.
Instructor, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1971-1976; assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1976-1978; assistant professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1979-1983; associate professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1983-1994; professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1994.
Member American Library Association (chair library history round table 1984), Louisiana Library. Association (chair government documents round table 1986), Association for Library. and Information Science Education.
Married Mary Ellen Landry, June 16, 1990. Children: Benton, Lauryn.