To Reposition a Research Agenda: What American Studies Can Teach the Lis Community about the Library in the Life of the User

  title={To Reposition a Research Agenda: What American Studies Can Teach the Lis Community about the Library in the Life of the User},
  author={W. Wiegand},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={369 - 382}
  • W. Wiegand
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • The Library Quarterly
American libraries do three things very well: (1) they make information accessible to millions of people on many subjects; (2) they provide tens of thousands of places where patrons can meet formally as clubs or groups, or informally as citizens and students utilizing a civic institution and a cultural agency; and (3) they furnish billions of reading materials to millions of patrons. For generations, the Library and Information Studies (LIS) community has devoted most of its attention to the… Expand
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