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Presidential library and Special collectionsEdit

Re Special collections: The Presidential library page refers to the 13 NARA and 31 independent presidential libraries. It is only categorized in National Archives and Records Administration. This is not my field, but it seems to me that the presidential libraries also meet the definition for being categorized as Special collections, even if many include a public interpretive center component. The Presidential libraries seem more clearly Special collections than Special libraries. Any thoughts? Zatsugaku (talk) 23:23, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Move discussionEdit

Hi WP Libraries, I was wondering if anyone would like to offer an opinion on a discussion taking place at Talk:Autonomous_social_center#Requested_move_10_November_2020. Thanks for any comments! Mujinga (talk) 14:42, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

FAR noticeEdit

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Created a template for US library associations. Feedback?Edit

I have been working on filling out United States library association pages and I made a template that can go in the footer of these pages, similar to the state libraries template. Before I made it live on any other pages, I wanted to run it by people here. You can see it here. A few thoughts

  • This does not include consortia (i.e. METRO) but mainly associations which have individual people as members but I may be wrong about some of these
  • I skipped orgs with US members but that are not primarily US-focused (i.e. IFLA)
  • I did not include actual divisions of ALA because they are listed within their own template but I did include any affiliates with a WP page
  • There are a lot of more specialized state library associations according to this page not on Wikipedia and I erred on the side of leaving them off for now
  • PNLA is the only redlink in there and I will fix that
  • I probably missed some stuff, please let me know what!

Thanks for your time. Jessamyn (talk) 01:16, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Very nice idea - thank you! Although having been a participant in many of METRO's offerings, I feel you should include such organizations. Maybe you can one section for organizations that individuals can belong to (as it is now) and another section for library consortiums (METRO, PACSCL, Recap, OhioLINK, and many others. - kosboot (talk) 01:32, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, that is a good idea. I am afraid if this includes consortia, it could get unwieldy because many states have multiple consortia but maybe I am just overly concerned about a thing that is not a problem. Jessamyn (talk) 21:34, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
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