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Information Tools for the Labor Movement: Libraries, Privacy, & Free Resources, Pt. 1 Holt Labor Library   LaborTech Decem...
Libraries & Archives <ul><li>Public:  meet information & entertainment needs of given community   </li></ul><ul><li>Academ...
Value of Libraries & Archives <ul><li>Collect, preserve, & organize </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access:  catalogs, exhibits,...
Mission of HLL <ul><li>Mission:  To collect, preserve, and make available labor & radical history to scholars, students, a...
Collection <ul><li>Majority donated </li></ul><ul><li>Large percentage rare & out-of-print </li></ul><ul><li>International...
Collection <ul><li>10,000 books & pamphlets </li></ul><ul><li>700+ Subject Files </li></ul><ul><li>70 Current Periodical S...
Collection <ul><li>350+ Audio tapes & CDs </li></ul><ul><li>400+ Videos & DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Buttons, posters, origina...
Collection <ul><li>Personal archives (100 linear feet)   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-Vietnam war movement </li></ul></ul><u...
Collection <ul><li>Don’t have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official union archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online subscriptio...
Website: www. holtlaborlibrary .org <ul><li>Basic library information (includes map) </li></ul><ul><li>Online library cata...
Services, Hours, Policies <ul><li>Reference Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>On-site, Email, & Phone Reference </li></ul><ul><l...
Services, Hours, Policies <ul><li>Open: Monday - Friday  10 am - 4 pm  (appointment recommended) </li></ul><ul><li>Photoco...
Who Uses HLL? <ul><li>Students of all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Scholars from all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty fr...
Holt Labor Library <ul><li>4444 Geary Blvd. #207 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (415) 422-0024 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: (415) 422-...
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Labor Tech 2008 Pt1

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Labor Tech 2008 Pt1

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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