School of Library Service

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The School of Library Service was a graduate school that existed from 1926 to 1993.

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History

The Columbia College School of Library Economy was established in 1887 by Melvil Dewey, then the chief librarian.[1] In 1889, it moved to Albany and became the New York State Library School (NYSLS). In 1926, NYSLS merged with Library School of New York Public Library and rejoined Columbia.[2][3]

Closure

In 1990, provost Jonathan Cole commissioned a review that advocated for its closure. The report cited a "lack of a research agenda, and a lack of a base of professional knowledge". Needless to say, the librarians were pissed.[4] [5]

References

  1. http://books.google.com/books?id=cxICAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA847&ots=RHKprmNee0&dq=%22New%20York%20State%20Library%20School%22%20COlumbia&pg=PA847#v=onepage&q=%22New%20York%20State%20Library%20School%22%20COlumbia&f=false]
  2. http://www.gslis.utexas.edu/~landc/bookplates/29_1_Columbia.htm
  3. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/vpaa/handbook/introduction.html
  4. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/Archives/Virginia/v04/0622.html
  5. http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an14/an14-4/an14-402.html

External Links

School of Library Service Alumni Site

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