THE POST-WAR ACHIEVEMENTS OF POLISH SCHOLARSHIP IN THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF LIBRARY SCIENCE
The author of the paper explores the development of the concept of Polish post-war library science as an academic discipline and demonstrates the wealth of achievement in librarianship studies. Theoretical reflections and the on-going discussion about the scope of library science provide a background for a presentation of practical solutions applied in the work of libraries. The author presents library science concepts as well as authors of important publications contributing to the development of the discipline, practical librarian tasks and academic training of librarians. In addition, she analyses librarianship achievements with regard to characteristic, statutory tasks and functions of libraries as well as typology, showing their significance to librarianship practice in Poland and to the quality of academic training of librarians. There is also a brief description of the profile of the librarianship curriculum at the leading university-level institutions providing education to librarians.