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A Librarian Looks at Forest Education

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Forestry, along with other arts and sciences, is on the one hand ever widening the scope of its activities and on the other ever narrowing its fields of specialization. A complex and challenging problem is thus presented to forest schools. As has been pointed out by the Division of Education of the Society of American Foresters, if the profession is successfully to meet the increasing demands made upon it (or the extended functions that it has assumed) the education of future foresters must be correspondingly broadened. Yet the value of the library in offering a partial solution to the problem has been often passed over by educators. The author holds that some possibilities in the use of libraries have not been realized.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: 1937-10-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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