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    with public libraries after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Encouraged by the Britain Parliament, people of Chicago earned the right for free public libraries and the establishment of the Chicago Public Library in 1872. Now, the Chicago Public Library (CPL) has 80 branches around the city, and the newest one is the Chinatown Branch Library, opened in 2015 and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in collaboration with Wight & Company and the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC). The Chinatown Branch Library was designed to be a reflection of the community where it is insert, a place that express the sympathy for the culture and the surrounding space. This new library became a symbol of what can be the next…

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    delegated to the Collection Services Manager in collaboration with the Library Director. Together among a highly skilled staff of catalogers and access and content specialist, Blue Ash’s Collection continues to grow at a healthy rate. Blue Ash stands apart in the library system in part for its strong graphic novel collection for both juvenile and young adults. The young adult graphic novel is a collection with 500 graphic novels while the juvenile graphic novel collections measures at 200…

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    In the academic library that I chose to examine, finding the reference desk is no easy task for the unfamiliar patron. With three major entrances and six floors to navigate, this library is an epitome of what most libraries would strive to have: boundless space for patrons and a vast, growing collection. The patron, however, could easily take one glance at this gargantuan building and easily become overwhelmed, despite the services that this one building contains, such as being combined with…

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    Throughout modern history, McKim, Mead, and White’s Boston Public Library has existed as a recognizable architectural landmark and therefore, as an integral part of the Boston cityscape. However, the library is just one of many buildings from the era in the area and is by no means the most significant to the nation’s history, forcing the question of why the building is so very iconic. The justification can be found when the structure is dissected into a handful of key spaces. Through its innate…

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    Libraries cost money to build and maintain, regardless of how they are organized, and at the turn of the 20th century if you wanted a library you would write to Andrew Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie took the fortune he made in steel and turned it around to support libraries for everyone without looking at color. In areas of intense segregation, African Americans became fed up with the substandard quality of the library they were allowed to use as opposed to the library for white people. Carnegie…

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    Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons are beneficial to many students and staff here at Coastal Carolina University. The reason Kimbel Library has such a vast collection of resources is because so they can be able to provide the students with the proper equipment so they can complete the task that they have been assigned. The library has 2 floors. The first floor has computers, printers, displays, and restrooms, just like the second floor. However, the second is split into separate areas…

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    We have learned that an idealistic library is the place where you go when you want to learn something new, use its free resources and when in need of silence. On most college campuses a library is known for being a place for independent academic study and not an environment in which you should talk to others. College students that are found inside libraries participating in their own independent studies are usually there because they want to be there, not because they are highly persuaded to be…

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    Libraries play an important role in getting information into the hands of the population. Today, librarians must use the basic concepts and principles related to the selection, evaluation, organization, and preservation of physical and digital information items. These information items have grown to include not only books, but many kinds of printed material, and vast electronic resources. Librarians must understand all aspects of the management of these collections, including their selection,…

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    Self-Evaluation In the fourth year review, according to the Copley Library Appointment, Rank, and Tenure Policy, “the candidate’s professional goals should include such evidence as a record of publication, progress in research projects, involvement in conference programs, and committee responsibilities” (p. 10). This self-evaluation provides a highlight of my accomplishments according to the four criteria and a reflection upon my strengths, my challenges, and my future plans. My aspiration…

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    In chapter 2 called Reference Services in Archives broke down the definition of archives in five examples of archives. The five examples are documents, records, archives, historical records, historical manuscripts. With these example can be found in institution that are called archives libraries, record center, historical libraries and etc. Documents can be textual, graphic, photographic, and even audio and video. The important documents are to demonstrates by the way of people that seek to…

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