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Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
Labor Tech 2008 Pt1
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Labor Tech 2008 Pt1

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

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