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50 Specialty Libraries of New York City: From Botany to Magic

50 SPECIALTY LIBRARIES OF NEW YORK CITY: FROM BOTANY TO MAGIC

by: Ballard, Terry
Format: Paperback

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Product Description Everyone knows that New York maintains one of the great library systems in the world - the two lions that guard the 42nd street library among the most important icons in the city. Less well known are a host of specialty libraries that have grown up around the rich intellectual and cultural life of New York City. There are a number of libraries that serve genealogical researchers, but also libraries catering to Spanish, German, French and Russian speakers. There is a library of books about dogs and one that is based on the work of Carl Jung. A library in Staten Island checks out tools to homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. Fifty Specialty Libraries of New York City will be a tour of highly specialized but publicly accessible libraries in Manhattan and the Outer Boroughs. In each case, access is described, and an interview with the director or supervisor is presented. This book is a unique information source for all those librarians and researchers interested in the rich cultural heritage of New York’s libraries. Review This book is a unique information source for all those librarians and researchers interested in the rich cultural heritage of New York’s libraries. About the Author Terry Ballard is the author of two previous books and more than 70 articles in the field of library science, and is the winner of two national writing awards. Since earning his MLS in 1989 from the University of Arizona, he has worked as an academic systems librarian in New York and Connecticut. He is currently adjunct Special Projects Librarian at the College of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. He has presented at conferences such as Computers in Libraries, The Third International Conference on the Book in Oxford, and the American Library Association. He is also the author of Google this: Putting Google and other social media sites to work for your library (Chandos, 2012.)

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Product Code: 9780081005545
ISBN: 0081005547
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
Number of Pages: 192 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 5.87 x 0.71 x 8.43 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds