North Carolina Libraries, Vol 59, No 1 (2001)

The Current State of Public Library Research in Select Peer-Reviewed Journals: 1996-2000

Julie A. Hersberger


The purpose of this article is to examine the current state of research regarding public libraries in the library and information studies (LIS) literature over the past five years of publication. Four characteristics were examined: (1) frequency of publication; (2) author profiles; (3) subject; and (4) methodology.

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