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  • Constant Change

    at times they can make more familiar components of our lives, such as libraries, seem outdated and antiquated. However it is the pairing of the two, technologies with the library, which have made the pair even more relevant in the evolving information landscapes that we modern humans find ourselves in. This continually changing landscape can be a daunting thought when just starting out in library school, but when I take a step back and think about it, when have humans ever been in a world that wasn’t changing? When writing this reflection paper this constant change, the evolution of librarianship, equitable access, and an ever present need to balance old with new are some of the ideas that I have found to be repeated in our readings and class discussions. Moreover the changing information landscapes that information professionals find themselves in, drives home the requirement of lifelong learning as an absolute necessity. Constant Change and Evolution of Libraries As overwhelming as the idea of continual change might be, we, as information students and…

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  • Information Seeking Process Analysis

    notes are taken or used to prepare for some sort of presentation of the information gathered. At this point users may finally feel a sense of relief or disappointment, depending upon their confidence in the information that they have found. This stage is the organization of the gathered information into relevance and redundancy and determining the best way to present the information for the chosen topic. Many other information professionals have taken Kuhlthau 's process and expanded upon it…

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  • Special Library Mission Statement

    narrowly based than public and school libraries, special libraries limit their scope of expertise to serve particular requests of their clients. “The special library offers information access and specialized custom service to ensure rapid delivery of information to meet customers’ unique information needs” (82). Special libraries can be found in any number of places such as corporate, law, or medical offices, as well as in museums, news rooms, and in non-profits, and it is a small non-profit…

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  • Importance Of Library As A Library

    Library has always been a magical place to me since I was five years old, and it played a compelling role in my childhood development. How librarians know where to find what information from the temple of mystery was amazing to me at that time, and I get to understand comprehensively of library’s vital value to people and community when I studied in universities and visited libraries around the world, especially after few years’ involvement in library as a volunteer. A library is a place where…

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  • The Importance Of The Nutrition Program

    graduate schools there, I was browsing the internet when I landed on Simmons’ nutrition program, a field I’ve been toying with since college. But when the nutrition program didn’t strike a chord, I thought, “why not examine what else Simmons offers?” And that’s when the connection was made. As I browsed Simmons’ library and information science classes, my excitement bubbled: history of the book, cataloging, book publishing and librarianship, metadata, visual communication. This is what I’ve been…

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  • Essay On The Relationship Between Students And Library

    Importance of a stronger relationship between students and library A college library is one of the most important assets students will need to succeed academically. With library support, students have access to good resources to complete the assignments given to them. The books in college and university libraries are divided by subject, using the Library of Congress system, therefore, it does not matter if a student transferred from a community college to a university, they will be able to find…

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  • The Queens Borough Public Library: Business Analysis

    The Queens Borough Public Library (also known as Queens Library) is one of the three library systems operating in New York City. The library has 62 locations all across Queens. Volunteering at the library for the past two summers has allowed me to further understand how Queens Library operates. I have always been curious about how the library system is able to be interconnected with all 62 branches. As a kid, I always wondered how they were able to keep track of everything. I could return and…

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  • Public Library Career Analysis

    This month I celebrate a 9-year anniversary working in a public library setting. When I started my library career in 2006, it was only a part-time job for me. I worked various second jobs in tandem with my page position at a small branch of a public library system while attending the University of Tennessee. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology from UT in 2009, and decided ultimately, that I wanted to pursue full-time employment with the Knox County Public Library (KCPL).…

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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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  • 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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