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  • Library Of Congress Cataloging System Analysis

    The Library of Congress Cataloging System (LCCS) has long reflected the importance of author’s voice in works of literature by including subheadings such as: Hispanic Americans—fiction; American poetry--Jewish authors; American lesbians--literary collections, etc., while scholarly works of nonfiction, assumed to be impartial, have not been classified in this manner. Therefore, it is not possible to measure who the authors of those works are, and whether, for instance, any of the works located under a particular subject heading were written from non-hegemonic perspectives. Any suggestion that libraries should target the collecting of works by underrepresented authors is immediately countered with criticism that in doing so librarians would be…

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  • Libba Bary: Access To The Public Library

    “The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of all human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.” Libba Bary, bestselling fiction author, expresses the importance of libraries in the above quotation, stating that access to the public…

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  • Melvile Dewey: The Role Of Women In Public Library

    Long before Melvile Dewey came around and implemented his decimal system, personal library collections typically were curated and and managed to some degree by men. Considering that the form of public libraries that gave rise to the ones we have today, did not come into existence until the mid to late 19th century, it is surprising that women were allowed into these institutions. However, even from the birth of the field of librarianship, women had to assert their right to be there. In order to…

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  • Afl Cio Observation

    arbara Percival In Preparation of an AFL-CIO Exhibit This past semester, I conducted my field study within the setting of an academic library working with the university archivists at the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland (UMD). Due to unforeseen circumstances, my field study had to be cobbled together rather quickly and therefore consists of a patchwork. For example, there have been two projects in my field study with two different supervisors in two different departments.…

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  • Case Study Of The Stumpf Company

    experience/knowledge to deal with the task at hand. This is a factor that I feel I am currently experiencing in my library system with some of the recent changes and shuffling around of staff in different departments; there are just simply people who cannot perform the expected tasks and they should not be in those positions that expect them to do so. This is…

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  • Archives Chapter 2 Summary

    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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  • The Importance Of Self Evaluation

    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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  • Library Card Essay

    been a nice day to go library and get some books. Being a geeky teenage girl, I love to read anything from a mystery to a good thriller. My day started off great! A big bowl of Frosted Flakes, a bright early morning and a little bit of television. Nothing could go wrong… or could it? “Oh crap, where’s my library card”.I yelled in frustration. I began to search through all my pockets and in between my father’s car seats.After fifteen minutes with no success, I turned towards my father, Oscar,…

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  • Chadwick The Crab Summary

    Author Summary Priscilla cummings is the author of many bestselling books. She since she was a little girl always enjoyed reading and writing. She has been an author since 1986 when her first published picture book Chadwick the Crab was released. As of 2012, she has made twenty–one book’s and currently lives in Annapolis, Maryland. She also has two cats both of Author Accomplishments • ABA Pick of the list for Fall (1997) • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan list (1999-2000) • American Library…

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  • Siena Heights University Library

    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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