What ‘open to the public’ means at IUPUI
Weare, William H., Jr.
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Weare, W. H., Jr. (2013). What ‘open to the public’ means at IUPUI. Sidebar to S. Bell, Open to the public: Risks and rewards of serving the local community. Library Issues 34(1).
The article presents the author's views on the move of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' (IUPUI) University Library which opened its doors to the public. He states that IUPUI's University Library is an academic and community library which is reportedly considered as an important economic and social resource. He adds that most of the library's regular clients are homeless people who have behavioral or hygiene issues.
This piece was an invited contribution to Bell, S. (2013), Open to the public: Risks and rewards of serving the local community.
Preprint of this article is available in SOAR for view / download.