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Book Review


Book Review: Twenty-Five Short Cases in Library Personnel Administration, 53 Law Library Journal 69 (1960)


Mr. Shaffer's book deserves the attention
and consideration of all members of
the library profession. For law librarians,
it is of particular interest because it presents,
for the first time, an organized use
of the case method of instruction in the
field of library science. It is true that the
cases depicted are really "situations," but
nevertheless the employment of this technique
in this field of endeavor is a vital
The selection of situations has been
well designed to illustrate sound general
personnel administration principles. At
the same time, the examples are constructed
to bring out the special application
of these principles to the area of library
work. All librarians, law librarians
included, and even the expert will benefit
from a reading of this volume.

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library science, law library