John J. Boll (ed.) / Reader services in libraries : a day in honor of Margaret E. Monroe
Monroe, Margaret E.
Adult services: prediction and control, pp. 26-39 ff. PDF (5.2 MB)
ADULT SERVICES: PREDICTION AND CONTROL The Second Muriel L. Fuller Memorial Lecture By Margaret E. Monroe Thank you very much, thank you Charles. I wasn't expecting this review but I appreciate it, and it was beautifully done. I was invited for today to give the Muriel Fuller lecture. I accepted with alacrity because it was to me a very important occasion, and the role of presenting a lecture was one that I was pleased to fulfill. I am happy indeed that there are people here today who represent not just librarianship but adult education, the field of social welfare, the joint disciplines which Muriel and I both over the years have drawn upon to develop an important aspect of librarian- ship, the aspect of public library services to adults. May Day, which today is, May Day rings in the ears of University of Wisconsin Library School folk in a very interesting way because it has a long tradition of alumni gatherings in times past. I believe we haven't had a May One Alumni Association meeting for at least fif- teen years, so I find it very appropriate that, what is probably my last official attendance as a faculty member, would indeed come on May Day. You know that May Day has a lot of other connotations, too. I guess all the rebellious social change folk use May Day as a time for annual expression. Maybe that's appropriate,too. And you might not know that May One opens Older Adult Month this year. So there are lots of reasons why, as I approach retirement from my field of social action in librarianship, I find May One a very good time to talk about "Adult Services: Prediction and Control." "Adult Services" has always had something of the atmosphere of May Day -- flowers, enthusiastic young librarians, color and motion, -26-
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