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Setting up a Library: Special and Office Library

This guide will provide an overview of resources common to all types of libraries, along with some references for some specific situations.

ALA Library Fact Sheet 16c

Resources on setting up a small special library, including medical libraries, corporate libraries, and one person libraries.

Nuckolls, Karen A. " Change in a Small Law Library: How We Moved Our Department into the 21st Century."  Information Outlook 9, no. 4 (April 2005): 23-24.

Stuhlman, Daniel. "Think Like a Business, Act Like a Library: Library Public Relations." Information Outlook 7, no. 9 (September 2003).

Medical Library, Health Science Library

Law Library

Office or Small Corporate Library

One Person Library

Siess, Judith A. The New OPL Sourcebook: A Guide for Solo and Small Libraries. Medford, N.J: Information Today, 2006.

Siess, Judith A., and Jonathan Lorig. The Essential OPL, 1998-2004: The Best of Seven Years of the One-Person Library, a Newsletter for Librarians and Management. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2005.

Smallwood, Carol, and Melissa J. Clapp. How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2012.