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  • 1. Information Tools for the Labor Movement: Libraries, Privacy, & Free Resources, Pt. 1 Holt Labor Library LaborTech December 7, 2008 Created by Shannon Sheppard, M.L.I.S. Labor Studies & Radical History
  • 2. Libraries & Archives
    • Public: meet information & entertainment needs of given community
    • Academic: support curriculum & research needs of institution
    • Special: collections limited to special areas of focus
  • 3. Value of Libraries & Archives
    • Collect, preserve, & organize
    • Provide access: catalogs, exhibits, special programs, bibliographies
    • Professionally trained staff
    • Selection criteria - including web resources
  • 4. Mission of HLL
    • Mission: To collect, preserve, and make available labor & radical history to scholars, students, activists, and others.
    • Founded 1992 - during 1st Gulf War
    • Cooperative effort - Rod Holt & NCOC
    • Privately funded - Open to public
    • Non profit 501(c)(3)
  • 5. Collection
    • Majority donated
    • Large percentage rare & out-of-print
    • International in scope
    • Primary & secondary source material
  • 6. Collection
    • 10,000 books & pamphlets
    • 700+ Subject Files
    • 70 Current Periodical Subscriptions
    • Historical Periodicals
  • 7. Collection
    • 350+ Audio tapes & CDs
    • 400+ Videos & DVDs
    • Buttons, posters, original artwork, photographs
  • 8. Collection
    • Personal archives (100 linear feet)
      • Anti-Vietnam war movement
      • Fair Play for Cuba Committee
      • Teamsters for a Democratic Union
  • 9. Collection
    • Don’t have:
      • Official union archives
      • Online subscription databases
      • Law books
      • Materials readily available in other libraries
  • 10. Website: www. holtlaborlibrary .org
    • Basic library information (includes map)
    • Online library catalog
    • Collection Description: List of Videos & Subject Files
    • Internet Links
    • Exhibits & biblio/webliographies
    • Site Index
  • 11. Services, Hours, Policies
    • Reference Librarian
    • On-site, Email, & Phone Reference
    • Online Catalog & Internet Access
    • Microfilm Reader & Printer
    • VCR & DVD
    • Photocopier & Scanner
  • 12. Services, Hours, Policies
    • Open: Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm (appointment recommended)
    • Photocopying: 10¢ per page + cost of postage
    • Materials do not circulate
    • Interlibrary Loan selected material
  • 13. Who Uses HLL?
    • Students of all ages
    • Scholars from all over the world
    • Faculty from middle schools to universities
    • Labor & political activists
    • Theater groups!
  • 14. Holt Labor Library
    • 4444 Geary Blvd. #207
    • Phone: (415) 422-0024
    • Fax: (415) 422-0240
    • [email_address]
    • www. holtlaborlibrary .org
    • Shannon Sheppard, M.L.I.S. Director