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Is it a library

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looking at buildings, busses, boxes and burros
and asking the question what makes a library a library?

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Is it a library

  1. 1. But is it a Library? looking at buildings, busses, boxes and burros and asking the question what makes a library a library?
  2. 2. Public Library A public library is a library that is accessible by the general public and is generally funded from public sources, such as taxes. It is operated by librarians and library paraprofessionals. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_library
  3. 3. Biblioburro Biblioburro is a small institution: one man and two donkeys. Created it out of the simple belief that the act of taking books to people who do not have them can somehow improve this impoverished region, and perhaps Colombia. http://nyti.ms/1C04VVN
  4. 4. School Library A school library (or a school library media centre) is a library within a school where students, staff, and often, parents of a public or private school have access to a variety of resources.
  5. 5. Phone Booth Library A collection of books in a phone booth that locals are welcome to take, read & hopefully return. Readers are encouraged to leave books of their own for others to read. Find out more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk- england-london-26734859
  6. 6. Law Library A law library is a library designed to assist law students, attorneys, judges, and their law clerks and anyone else who finds it necessary to correctly determine the state of the law. Their focus on specialized information resources on the law, service to a specialized and limited clientele, and delivery of specialized services to that clientele classify them as a type of special library. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_library
  7. 7. Little Free Library A collection of books in a custom built box that locals are welcome to take, read & hopefully return. Readers are encouraged to leave books of their own for others to read. Find out more about Little Free Libraries here: https://littlefreelibrary.org/
  8. 8. Mobile Library Mobile libraries provide a library service to some rural areas where there is no static library. There is a selection of books on many subjects, novels, large print books, books for children and talking books. Other materials, such as DVDs and music CDs can be borrowed on request. The stock is exchanged at regular intervals using material from other libraries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo okmobile
  9. 9. Community/Volunteer run Library A community library is a term used to describe a library that is being run by volunteers as due to council funding cuts Is not able to be kept open by the local authority and they are given the choice of running it themselves or losing it. Find out more about community libraries here: http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/ volunteer-run-libraries
  10. 10. Legal Deposit Library A legal deposit library is specifically established by the government of a nation to serve as the of information for that country. There are six Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK : • The British Library, London • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh • Bodleian Library, Oxford • Cambridge University Library • Trinity College, Dublin • National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_deposit
  11. 11. Discussion topics • Does a library have to have a librarian or professional staff able to help people find the information of services they require? • Do libraries have to have books? Or computers? • Is it still a library if the word ‘library’ does not appear in the name? • Is it a library even if the word ‘library’ appears in the name?

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