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  • Public Libraries

    Public libraries are trying to keep up in a world where technological changes are rapid and constant. In order to stay relevant, public libraries must understand and embrace change and new technologies. Public library spaces will continue to be reinvented in order to better meet the needs of users. But where the most amount of change is expected is in digital content. As the library changes, the catalog must change. These changes need to consider not just current needs but the future needs of library users. More and more users are relying on Internet search engines such as Google to search for information. Research shows that while the public still wants access to print books they also want an increase in electronic resources (“Library Services…

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  • Libraries Of The Future Public Libraries Case Study

    Libraries of the future public libraries are moving into a direction of redesigning library space, moving away from set traditional ways and welcoming the digital age for their communities. As we take a closer glance into the future it entitles people wanting to gaining access to information at a rapid rate. However, the challenges public libraries will face are securing adequate funding to support such major changes. Eliminating the Dewey systems application Consenus (2009) examined the…

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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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  • Brooklyn Public Library

    events have on the patrons being served. However, this is paralleled by the patron appreciation that can be seen as well. In communities where every-day needs are not being met and budgets, both inside and outside of the library are growing smaller, it is more important than ever to find creative and new ways to serve the community. Public libraries are excellent places to provide at-risk youth with services, programs, and materials which will help them succeed. Research suggests that teenagers…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alamogordo Public Library Case Study Summary

    This brochure would be available at the Alamogordo Public Library in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Population of Alamogordo is 31,000, 5.4% African American, 41.8% Hispanic, 41.6% Caucasian, 1.7% Asian, and 9.3% other. The Public Library is located in North West, Alamogordo, near City Hall and Parks & Recreation Center. The families that patronize the Library are mostly lower class (28.6%) with a lesser population of upper class and middle class mixed in. The Public library has a 50.4%-49.6% female…

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  • Personal Narrative: Moving To My Home

    the city had begun to grow more violent than usual. Before our big move there was a double homicide by the public library that I went to faithfully everyday of the week. That 's when I knew that our move was solidified and that it was time to accept the fact that I had no control over the situation at hand. The very next day my mother drove me to the library to drop off the books that I had begun to read but didn’t…

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  • Book Banning In Schools Essay

    Although book banning happens all over the world, the most common challenges occur in school libraries. Most of these battles are fought at the school board level, but on occasions, some do make it to the supreme court. In one of the most famous court cases, in 1982, the Supreme Court ruled in the Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District v. Pico. The case however has been regarded as one of the most important decisions concerning the First Amendment rights and school…

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