ERIC Number: ED115285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
The California Library Association, 1895-1906; Years of Experimentation and Growth.
Johnson, Bruce L.
The first American Library Association convention west of the Mississippi, held in 1891 in San Francisco, generated an interest in forming a California association. Then in 1895 a meeting of representatives of eight northern California libraries was called, and the California Library Association (CLA) was born. The five main areas of concern to the early CLA were the development of traveling libraries and interlibrary loan within the state, the need for a state library training school in California, and the need for additional copyright depositories including one in California. Meetings held during the first decade covered those subjects as well as book selection, the ideal librarian, women serving in public libraries, book publishing and selling in California, and children's literature. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California