Foundations of Library and Information Science (2nd ed) – Richard E. Rubin

The second edition of this library history bible adds to its impressive record of how and why librarianship came about with thoughts on issues that will affect the future of the profession. Unfortunately many of those issues are unresolved and readers/future librarians can be frustrated with the uncertainty. By the time the 3rd edition is out, librarianship and libraries may be very different than today.