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The Library Quarterly
This paper represents an attempt to apply current organizational theory to the understanding of a large juvenile library system's selection goals and guidelines. Writings on goal conflict within organizations suggest that the two groups characteristically involved in a large library's book selection process, the coordinators and branch librarians, would display differing orientations toward the process which would result in conflicting objectives and organizational tensions. A case study using nonparticipant observation, interviews, and a questionnaire survey was carried out to examine this hypothesis. The findings challenge the traditional view of forces guiding book selection in a children's library
Turow, J. (1978). The Impact of Differing Orientations of Librarians on the Process of Children's Book Selection: A Case Study of Library Tensions. The Library Quarterly, 48 (3), 276-292. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/asc_papers/414
Date Posted: 29 June 2015
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