Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure
André Cossette's Humanism and Libraries is a concise but rigorous investigation into the foundations of librarianship—its definition and its aims. Philosophical and logical in its approach, it is intended to provide solid ground and unity for professional practice. Though the work was originally published in French in 1976 in Quebec by ASTED, Library Juice Press has found it to have enduring relevance and value, and has therefore made this English translation. The book includes a preface that makes the case for reading a work from the 1970s on library philosophy, and a set of “questions for reflection” following the text.

Publisher: Litwin Books in association with GSE Research

More about this publication?

Preliminary Material
pp. i-vi(6)
Authors: Cossette, André; Litwin, Rory

Favourites:
ADD

Preface
pp. vii-xii(6)
Author: Litwin, Rory

Favourites:
ADD

Notes on the Translation
pp. xiii-xvi(4)
Author: Litwin, Rory

Favourites:
ADD

Publisher’s Acknowledgements
pp. xvii-xviii(2)
Author: Litwin, Rory

Favourites:
ADD

Acknowledgements
pp. xix-xx(2)
Author: Litwin, Rory

Favourites:
ADD

Introduction
pp. 1-2(2)
Author: Cossette, André

Favourites:
ADD

What is Meant by “The Philosophy of Librarianship”
pp. 3-16(14)
Author: Cossette, André

Favourites:
ADD

The Lack of a Coherent Philosophy of Librarianship
pp. 17-28(12)
Author: Cossette, André

Favourites:
ADD

Definition of Librarianship
pp. 29-40(12)
Author: Cossette, André

Favourites:
ADD

The Ultimate Aims of Libraries
pp. 40-58(19)
Author: Cossette, André

Favourites:
ADD

Conclusion
pp. 59-62(4)
Author: Cossette, André

Favourites:
ADD

Supplementary Material
pp. 63-82(20)
Authors: Cossette, André; Litwin, Rory

Favourites:
ADD

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more