Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Arts & Sciences
R. McLaren Sawyer
Erwin H. Goldenstein
academic librarianship, higher education, library staff, library faculty, librarian, librarian-professors, circulation, cataloging, stacks, instruction, reference, board
The period of transition from a frontier university library to a modern, progressive institution is examined in terms of staff, buildings, collection, services, and administrative and financial support. At the end of this period this Nebraska library had a reputation in excess of that indicated either by financial support or collection size. Timely administrative support and pioneering professional librarians developed initial procedures in cataloging, reference, and interlibrary cooperation, which made the Library at the University of Nebraska one of the outstanding research libraries in the West.
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McCaslin, Sharon, "The Development of a University Library: The University of Nebraska, 1891-1909" (1987). Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 157.