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How can libraries help you?• Research• Programs• Information!Photocredit:http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/americaslibraries/soal2012/public-libraries
Different Types of Libraries forDifferent Needs• Public libraries• serve the general public and their informationneeds• Academic libraries• serve students and professors• Special libraries• include law libraries, medical libraries, maplibraries, music libraries, and more
Public Libraries• Computer and internet use• Appealing to the general public• Convenient hours• Desired books, movies, etc• Pleasant and helpful staffPhoto credit: http://www.123rf.com/photo_14197155_librarian-placing-a-book-in-the-bookshelf-and-smiling.html
Academic Libraries• Different from public libraries• More focus on specialized academic research• Collection and focus depends on size of school,student needs, etc• Online databases, journals, and catalogs
Special LibrariesPhoto credit:http://www.columbianacountylawlibrary.com/Photo credit: http://steward.org/Carney/Graduate-Medical-EducationPhoto credit:http://geography.berkeley.edu/resources/collections.php• Many different types of libraries in this category• Librarian-mediated research• Open to general public? Maybe, maybe not• Thousands of special libraries in the U.S.
Let’s summarize…• Three general types of libraries• Public• Academic• Special• Different collections and services based on needs ofpatrons
And that research paper you werestressing over?• Libraries and librarians are there to help you! Make anappointment or stop in to see a reference librarian at youruniversity’s library; they can help you with your researchand get you on the right path.Photo credit: http://collaborativewriter.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/what-to-do-about-serious-writers-block/