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"Neighborhood Library Modernization": Public Library Expansion In Milwaukee During The 1960s And 1970s, Madeline Brenner May 2022

"Neighborhood Library Modernization": Public Library Expansion In Milwaukee During The 1960s And 1970s, Madeline Brenner

Theses and Dissertations

By the second half of the 20th century, public libraries expanded their reach across American cities and transformed the urban landscape. With almost 10,000 libraries in U.S. cities by 1960, new library development was at an all-time high. Despite this success, few scholars have analyzed these critical changes. Since the historical scholarship on library development is limited, this thesis analyzes the history of public library development in Milwaukee during the 1960s and 1970s. The goals of community engagement and partnership through city-wide circulation of material guided the development of branch library construction under the Ten-Year Library Plan of 1962 to …


The Use Of Smart Phones For Information Seeking By Undergraduate Students In Nigerian Specialized University, Atanda S. Sambo, Akanbi Mohammed Lawal, Kikiri Helen Apr 2021

The Use Of Smart Phones For Information Seeking By Undergraduate Students In Nigerian Specialized University, Atanda S. Sambo, Akanbi Mohammed Lawal, Kikiri Helen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aims at establishing the use of smart phones for information seeking by undergraduate students in a Nigerian Specialized University. A descriptive survey design was adopted. Five objectives and five research questions were formulated to guide the study. A stratified random sampling technique was used to select one thousand four hundred and three (1,403) respondents across the two colleges for the study whereas 84% were retrieved. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistical tools such as frequency, percentage and means. The outcome of the study revealed that apple iOS topped the highest types of smart phone used …


Stories From The Satellite Library: Lessons Learned From Launching A New Academic Branch Library, Heather Koopmans Feb 2020

Stories From The Satellite Library: Lessons Learned From Launching A New Academic Branch Library, Heather Koopmans

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This presentation will discuss the process and results of launching a new library branch facility and implementing related services and programs. Savannah State University was recently awarded a three-year Title III grant to increase research support to first- and second- year students by expanding services beyond the walls of the Asa H. Gordon Library. This Satellite Library initiative has enabled the launch of a new library location (called the Tiger’s Lair), the creation of a new librarian position, and an increase of library outreach and information literacy programs at residence halls, social spaces and other locations across campus. As many …


Academic Branch Libraries, Robert A. Seal Jan 2012

Academic Branch Libraries, Robert A. Seal

Robert A Seal

Few issues in academic librarianship inspire as much controversy as the branch or departmental library. At the center of this controversy is the question of whether or not collections should be centralized in the main university library or located in part in separate branch libraries. Although vigorously debated since the beginning of this century, the centralization-decentralization dilemma became even more of an issue following World War II, when college and university enrollments and academic libraries began to grow at unprecedented rates and the pressure for adequate library services and collections increased. This particular issue has never been resolved completely, nor …


Newest Cobb County Branch Library Wins Rave Reviews Jul 2010

Newest Cobb County Branch Library Wins Rave Reviews

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article focuses on the construction of the Cobb County branch library at the Parkaire Landing Shopping Center in Cobb County, Georgia. According to the author, Cobb County chose its own in-house resources in order to reduce expenses on the project. The author reports that the library features a circulation desk that is designed to utilize future library systems and a self-checkout station.


Current And Future Status Of Chemistry Collections And Chemistry Libraries At Arl Institutions, Jeremy R. Garritano Jan 2007

Current And Future Status Of Chemistry Collections And Chemistry Libraries At Arl Institutions, Jeremy R. Garritano

Libraries Research Publications

The process of consolidating science and technology branch libraries in academic institutions is not new, but with ease of access to electronic resources, and with shrinking budgets and interdisciplinary research the norm, the idea of consolidation has become more attractive in the past decade. This article reports on the results of a 2005 survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions and the status of their chemistry-related library resources and facilities. The past, present, and future of these chemistry collections will be discussed with emphasis on those having consolidated in the last ten years or those who plan to consolidate …


Fate Of Chemistry Branch Libraries: Onward Toward 2015, Jeremy R. Garritano Jan 2005

Fate Of Chemistry Branch Libraries: Onward Toward 2015, Jeremy R. Garritano

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

The pressures of technology, multidisciplinary research, and shrinking budgets have caused many librarians to rethink the roles of chem. branch libraries in recent decades. Some of these libraries have reinvented themselves, while others have been consolidated into general science and technology libraries. The author will report on the results of a 2005 survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions and the status of their chem. related library resources and facilities. The survey will look at the past, present and future of their chem. information resources, paying particular attention to those that have been or will be combined with other …


Academic Branch Libraries, Robert A. Seal Jan 1986

Academic Branch Libraries, Robert A. Seal

University Libraries: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Few issues in academic librarianship inspire as much controversy as the branch or departmental library. At the center of this controversy is the question of whether or not collections should be centralized in the main university library or located in part in separate branch libraries. Although vigorously debated since the beginning of this century, the centralization-decentralization dilemma became even more of an issue following World War II, when college and university enrollments and academic libraries began to grow at unprecedented rates and the pressure for adequate library services and collections increased. This particular issue has never been resolved completely, nor …