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Reclaiming the Research Library: The Founding of the Council on Library Resources
Deanna B. Marcum
Libraries & Culture
Vol. 31, No. 1, Reading & Libraries I (Winter, 1996), pp. 113-124
Published by: University of Texas Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25548425
Page Count: 12
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The Council on Library Resources, a private operating foundation committed to addressing the problems of libraries, was formed in 1956 with funding from the Ford Foundation. This article describes the events leading up to the formation of the Council and its early years, focusing on the actions and ideas of a few influential scholars and librarians. Louis B. Wright's vision of the Council as an independent body setting the standards for research librarianship, while never fully realized, set the stage for the Council (under the direction of Verner Clapp and subsequent presidents) to help shape library services in the United States in the second half of this century.
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