Libraries, Universities, Trends
Library and Information Science
One of the interesting phenomena of the current era is that libraries have begun to occupy the center of the stage in our best educational institutions. The present attitude is well stated in a report issued by the American Council on Education, entitled An Assessment of Quality in Graduate Education. The ACE study evaluates and rates graduate programs in universities throughout the country. About libraries it comments: "The library is the heart of the university; no other single nonhuman factor is as closely related to the quality of graduate education ... institutions that are strong in all areas invariably have major national research libraries."
Downs, Robert Bingham, "University Library Problems and Trends" (1970). The Courier. 6.