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    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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    The library of congress is an agency that serves as the research library for congress. It is meant to provide information to the legislative process. The library of congress was established on April 24, 1800. The purpose of the Library of congress is to serve congress and give them information. However the Library of Congress also serves other federal agencies as well as people such as scholars by providing them with information. The head of the Library of Congress or the acting Librarian of…

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    “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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    Supreme Court case of the US. v. American Library Association occurred in a time when the internet was becoming a widespread, yet widely unadulterated medium. In 2000, Congress introduced the Child Internet Protection act (CIPA), which required public libraries that received funding from the federal government to install a software on their computers that blocked obscene websites. The purpose of this paper is to defend the Supreme Court’s decision to allow CIPA’s software in public libraries by,…

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    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

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    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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    Literacy Case Study To make a case for a new Hip Hop Information Literacy course a personal assessment of the university culture was recorded during my first year on campus. The quantitative measurements as a faculty member were conjured from an ACRL Assessment in Action Project Institutional Profile, a collaborative project completed with university faculty members and students ((ACRL), 2015-2016). The qualitative information was based off observational experiences in the general information…

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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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    Library Card Essay

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    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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    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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