Two Libraries: A Critical Analysis of Public Service

Anissa Malady Steve Tash LIBR 200 March 07, 2009 Abstract In this critical analysis I have chosen to examine two very different extremes of public libraries. The first is the San Francisco Public Library and the second is the Holt Labor Library both located in San Francisco. Both of these libraries mission is to serve…

Library Associations

There is a library association for nearly every possible type of library, nationally and internationally. Many of these have a closed institutional membership decree, but many more are open to individual membership. Often these associations feature a national coalition, as well as regional and state divisions. Associations are based on types of: Environment: academic, public,…

The American Library Association

Melvil Dewey, Justin Winsor, C. A. Cutter, Samuel S. Green, James L. Whitney, Fred B. Perkins, and Thomas W. Bicknell issued a call to librarians to form a professional organization. During what was known as the “Convention of Librarians,” held October 4-6 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876 with October 6th marking the…

Art Libraries Society of North America

The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 as a way to better communicate and cooperate among art librarians. Their objective was to provide a forum for ideas, projects and specialty programs.ARLIS/NA addresses the needs of art libraries and information professionals, by supporting the advancement of the profession, pursuing partnerships with other…

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

Established in 1946, the ATLA is a professional association of more than 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA’s promotes their open membership, representing many religious traditions and denominations. Mission Statement: is to foster the study of theology and religion…

Library Bill of Rights

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services. I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of…

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