Oct 13, 2010
The LIS Virtual Library has a new subscription to the online American Library Directory. Consult the ALD for detailed profiles of more than 35,000 public, academic, special and government libraries, and library-related organizations in the United States, and Canada — including addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, network participation, expenditures, holdings and special collections, key personnel, special services, and more — over 40 categories of library information in all. With multiple search options, this is a handy source for job-hunters, among others. The ALD is also available in print.
Library historians will also be interested in an open-access, searchable database, ALB1876: American Libraries Before 1876, hosted by the Davies Project at Princeton University. ALB1876 contains more than 9,800 records for over 80 types of libraries, transcribed from data cards created by Haynes MacMullen. The records include location, date of founding and/or closing, and collection size.