Conference Proceeding: Bringing Books and People Together: Jennie Maas Flexner, First Readers' Advisory Librarian at the New York Public Library

Jennie Maas Flexner (1882-1944) was the first readers' advisory librarian at the New York Public Library from 1928-1944. She was a champion for immigrants to the city, an advocate for adult education, and author of books revealing a strong service philosophy to library patrons. As a pioneer in readers' advisory services, her patron-centered philosophy is inspiring and relevant, serving as a model to librarians today.

Presented by Douglas Campbell at the 2013 AJL Conference in Houston, TX.