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Martin, Lowell A. (Lowell Arthur) 1912-2003

Overview
Works: 144 works in 349 publications in 2 languages and 3,735 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: Z665, 025.1
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Most widely held works by Lowell A Martin
Organizational structure of libraries by Lowell A Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library response to urban change; a study of the Chicago Public Library by Lowell A Martin( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrichment : a history of the public library in the United States in the twentieth century by Lowell A Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library personnel administration by Lowell A Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library in the community by Leon Carnovsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1944 and 1975 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnel administration in libraries by Lowell A Martin( Book )

18 editions published in 1946 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public administration and the library by Arnold Miles( Book )

11 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baltimore reaches out; library service to the disadvantaged by Lowell A Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public library service equal to the challenge of California; a report to the State librarian. California statewide survey of public library service by Lowell A Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of public library service in california examines its development and resources, recommends goals to be achieved in order to meet present and emerging needs, suggests a program of development, and outlines costs of the program. Conducted in 1965, information for this study was obtained from 1963-64 public library statistics gathered by the california state library, a questionnaire sent to libraries, title checklists, field visits, and an examination of local planning studies. Public library development, the current situation, the role of the state library, and efforts to move to a statewide library system were analyzed, while school and research library service were considered secondarily. It was concluded that california was not adequately carrying out the kind of public library program outlined in its own policy and needed by its people. A suggested program for development is presented in detail. Its essential recommendations include--(1) a coordinated plan for public library development on a statewide basis, (2) clarification of the role of the state level of government in library activities, and (3) a substantial increase in the amount of money for the library program, bringing expenditures up to approximately one percent of public expenditures and one-twentieth the sum spent on schools. Appended is a bibliography of 48 recent studies of california public library service, the questionnaire used, the field visit observation schedule and libraries visited, and the title checklists. (Jb)
Students and the Pratt Library: challenge and opportunity by Lowell A Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strength through cooperation in southern California libraries, a survey by Martha Boaz( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the resources and needs of the public libraries in the 4 counties of the los Angeles metropolitan area, as well as a limited study of other types of libraries in the same area, was conducted to examine the feasibility of establishing a cooperative library system under the public library development act. Survey methods included an examination of published literature, questionnaires, checking collections for holdings, and personal interviews. This produced background information on area population trends and the present status of public, school, and college libraries, all based on 1964 data. It was found that rapid population growth has resulted in little more than one book per capita. Recommendations involve--(1) the formation of a cooperative library system that includes all county public libraries, (2) cooperative relations with other types of libraries, and (3) the adoption of the coordinated program of library service for southern California that is outlined in this survey. It is suggested that eventually the total amount appropriated for public libraries from California state funds should reach at least 30 percent of the total expended in the state for local library service. Appended are articles on cooperative projects in California libraries and related information about library systems, statistical tables giving information on California libraries, information about the 4 counties, and an 18 item bibliography. This document is also available from the administrative office, los Angeles public library, 630 west fifth street, los Angeles, California, for $0.50. (jb)
Libraries for the people of New Jersey; or, Knowledge for all by New Jersey Library Association( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the two years of work that preceded this report, six subcommittees of the New Jersey Library Association Library Development Committee carried out a series of investigations into the status of different aspects of New Jersey libraries of all types, and a series of monthly Committee meetings were held during which standards for library service to New Jersey readers were set and principles for an over-all state plan were developed. Further studies of New Jersey library collections and testing of the standards were carried out by a staff at the Graduate School of Library Service, Rutgers University, with assistance from the State Library staff. Each sub-committee was also requested to reconsider its report in the light of new data and the developing plans for the state. In addition, a consultant spent two months visiting selected libraries. Based on the information from these activities, it is concluded that three-fourths of New Jersey residents do not have access to printed materials and library services to meet their full educational and informational needs. The basic recommendations are that New Jersey must develop a coordinated network of library service over the state, and adequate financial support must come from both local sources of revenue and the state government. A specific program for library development is outlined in this report. (Author/JB)
Adults and the Pratt Library: a question of the quality of life by Lowell A Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress and problems of Pennsylvania libraries : a resurvey by Lowell A Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following an earlier study of public libraries in Pennsylvania, issued in 1958, this "re-survey" has two purposes: (1) to determine the extent to which the 1958 Pennsylvania library program has been achieved and (2) to propose a revised or new Pennsylvania library program. The basis for the study is 1965-66 data which was obtained from annual reports, field visits to district-center libraries, regional resource centers and a sample of local libraries, interviews, and questionnaires sent to users. Findings show that there has been both qualitative and quantitative growth and that many librarians, trustees and legislators are committed to the existing plan. However, state financial support has just recently reached the specified level and Pennsylvania libraries are not realizing their full potential. Proposals for improvement introduce new concepts in the governmental and tax base for public libraries, in the structure of library service in sparsely settled districts and metropolitan areas, in the State Library's regulatory role, and in relations between libraries and among types of libraries. Immediate steps call for a coordinated public information campaign, intensified library planning using this report as a starting point, preparation for seeking new legislation with a concurrent review of Pennsylvania library laws, and a periodic evaluation of progress and problems by the State Library. (JB)
Branch library service for Dallas, a report sponsored by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library by Lowell A Martin( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Free Library and the revitalization of Philadelphia : a program for the 1980's by Lowell A Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public library, middle-age crisis or old age? by Lowell A Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose and administrative organization of branch systems in large urban libraries by Lowell A Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desirable minimum size of public library units by Lowell A Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1945 and 1957 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lowell Arthur Martin born:1912-03-12 ied:2003-06-17 Martin, Lowell A. (Lowell Arthur), 1912-2003; Martin, Lowell Arthur 1912-2003; Martin, Lowell A. (Lowell Arthur), 1912-; Martin, Lowell A.; Martin, Lowell A. 1912-; Martin, Lowel Arthur 1912-

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English (153)

German (2)