Fall 2012 Required Texts

Following is the list of required textbooks for Palmer Manhattan. Texts can be purchased at the Barnes and Noble on Fifth Ave. at 18th St. or online. If you don’t see your class listed below, there either is no text required or I haven’t heard back from the professor. I will certainly post any additions that come my way, so don’t worry!

  • LIS 510: Intro. to Library and Information Science; Prof. Laurie Murphy

Rubin, Richard, Foundations of library and information science; Neal-Schuman Publishers

  • LIS 511: Information Sources and Services; Prof. Clay Williams

Reference and information services : an introduction / Richard E Bopp; Linda C Smith; 2011 4th ed. English Book xxiii, 743 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ; ISBN:9781591583653 (hardcover : acid-free paper) 1591583659 (hardcover :acid-free paper) 9781591583745 (pbk. : acid-free paper) 1591583748 (pbk. : acid-free paper) 9781598848175 (ebk.) 1598848178 (ebk.)

  • LIS 512: Knowledge Organization; Prof. John Lindaman

Taylor, Arlene G., The Organization of Information; Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited

  • LIS 514: Research Methods; Prof. John Regazzi

Powell, Ronald. Basic Research Methods for Librarians. 5th EDITION, 2004; Greenwich, CT: Ablex Publishing.

Rowntree, Derek. Statistics Without Tears: a primer for non-mathematicians. 2003; New York, NY: Allyn & Bacon.

LIS 516: Collection Development; Prof. Michael Stoller
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. New York: NYU Press, 2011.

John B. Thompson, Books in the Digital Age: The Transformation of Academic and Higher Education Publishing in Britain and the United States. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005.

John B. Thompson. Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010.

  • LIS 658: History of the Book; Prof. J. Fernando Pena

Chappell, Warren, and Robert Bringhurst. A Short History of the Printed Word. 2nd rev. ed. Vancouver: Hartley and Marks, 2000.
(The Chappell/Bringhurst book is currently out of print, but used copies are easily available for under $20 through Amazon and similar bookselling sites. Make sure you buy the 1999/2000 edition updated by Bringhurst and not an earlier edition.)

Howard, Nicole. The Book: The Life Story of a Technology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

  • LIS 714: Archives and Manuscripts; Prof. Greg Hunter

Gregory S. Hunter, Developing and Maintaining Practical Archives, Second Edition (New York: Neal-Schuman, 2003).