Public / Special Libraries: Free Library of…
Public / Special Libraries: Free Library of Philadelphia
Where is it?
What is it?
The Free Library of Philadelphia is a system of 54 public libraries. The libraries foster an environment of learning and community engagement for all ages.
What is it's mission?
"The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning."
How many Items?
Who can use?
Anyone can access the collections if they have a valid library card which can be acquired by having a State of Philadelphia ID or some other proof of address.
Who would use it?
The library has an extensive collection on a variety of topics that would appeal to any age and therefore is open to any age.
The library has 8 collections consisting of automotive, children's, digital, map, music, print and picture, rare books, and theater collections.
How can you access the collection?
You can access the collection by obtaining a library card at no cost to anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or goes to school in the City of Philadelphia.
Why is it a public library?
The Free Library of Philadelphia is a Public Library because it is open to anyone and also because it receives funding from tax dollars.
What is needed to work as a librarian?
To be head librarian, the librarian must have a MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited school. The librarian must also have passion to reach out to the community, knowledge of computers and the internet, and knowledge of techniques of library services.
Megan Williams - Assignment 8