THOMPSON, James. British, b. 1932. Genres: Librarianship. Career: Librarian, University of Birmingham, 1987-95. Deputy Librarian, University of Glasgow, 1965-67; University Librarian, University of Reading, 1967-87. Publications: The Librarian And English Literature, 1968; Books: An Anthology, 1968; An Introduction to University Library Administration, 1970, 4th ed. (with R. P. Carr) 1987; English Studies: A Guide for Librarians to the Sources and Their Organisation, 1971; Library Power: A New Philosophy of Librarianship, 1974; A History of the Principles of Librarianship, 1977; (editor) University Library History, 1980; The End of Libraries, 1982; Redirection in Academic Library Management, 1991.