Classic Essays on the Culture of Cities by R. Sennett

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This part of higher education's mission is reflected most clearly in the universities' core curricula, in the general organization of colleges of arts and sciences within those universities, and in the educational program of small, freestanding liberal arts colleges. The University and Research The second mission that is generally assigned to institutions of higher education comes from the German university tradition that was imported into this country after the Civil War. This mission emphasizes a requirement for scholars to contribute to the base of knowledge available to society through their own research and through the education of the next generation of scholars.

Russell, Carolyn L. Robison, James E. Prather, and Christina E. Carlson The subject of this chapter is the academic library in the urban/metropolitan area. Academic libraries in metropolitan areas have unique service requirements, and the issues faced by these libraries can differ markedly from those encountered in rural college towns. This chapter will look at the issues of external user access to libraries in the urban/metropolitan environment. Urban academic libraries have often become victims of their own success.

With regard to both the local area and the state, we have attempted to do just that, focusing on the concepts of quality and speed. We have set out to determine Conflict of Mission 21 the organic units with which we can identify a necessary or desirable relationship. With those units we seek to establish compacts for service that are the highest upon which we can mutually agree. As individuals, as librarians, we content ourselves with the knowledge that controls on the number of patrons we see over the public service desk mean that we are able to do a better job with each.

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