Archives and special collections

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Archives and special collections

  1. 1. Specialization of Librarianship Presenter: Colleen E. Smith
  2. 2. Library of Congress Archives 2
  3. 3. Archives • Includes documents or records relating to the activities of a : • • • • • • Person Family Corporation Association Community Nation • Includes any extensive record or collection of data. 3
  4. 4. Special Collections • Applies to a specific repository or department of a library • Includes stored materials of a special nature: • Rare books • Archives • Collected Manuscripts 4
  5. 5. Qualifications • Graduate degrees in: • History • Library Science • Archival coursework and practicum • Useful Specialization: • Public Administration • Political Science • Research Experience 5
  6. 6. Careers in Special Collections and Archives • Head of Rare Books and Special Collections • Genealogy Librarian • Local History Librarian • Public Historian • Archivist Photo courteous: Bay Point Chamber • Archivist Technician 6
  7. 7. Work Environment • Includes widely varying institutions: • Large Libraries • Governments • Educational Institutions • Museums and Historical Societies • Businesses • Hospitals • Based in archival repositories where some: • Are large and amply funded • Are small and are grant funded 7
  8. 8. Responsibilities • Records historical context and artifacts • Few duties include: • • • • Preservation Research assistance Record selection Promotion of collections through: • Exhibitions • Public outreach • Publications 8
  9. 9. Prepare to Work • Courses: • Evaluation of Information Resources • Library Management • Information Technology • Cultural Perspectives • Archives • Preservation • Internships • • • • • Museums Libraries Government Agencies Hospitals Corporations 9
  10. 10. Thank You! Are there any questions? 10
  11. 11. http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/library-of-congress-audio-archives/ http://www.baypointchamber.org/archives.htm https://www.google.com/search?q=dartmouth&ie=utf-8&oe=utf8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefoxa#q=dartmouth+university&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial http://sirls.arizona.edu/node/873 http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=speccollections&template=/ContentManag ement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=49589 Works Cited 11

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