LIS510 - Introduction to Library Science

Prof. Ellen Maleszewski
Spring 2010

Class Members:

Andrea Basli
Thomas Brown
Veronica Coffey
Brienne Foley
Nicholas Grasso
Laurie Hauer
Nicole Lee
Cara Lipari
Eileen Mann
Robert Reilly
Daniel A. Sabol
Lynn Sherrod



Welcome to our new Wiki Site. Here you will find a wealth of information regarding libraries. You can follow the links to the left to find specific information produced by class members.


Below are some photos of the world's most beautiful libraries.

Photos and captions are courtesy of:

Hertz, A., & Kunhardt, J. (2010, January 22). The most amazing libraries in the world [Newsgroup message].
Retrieved from The Huffington Post: The Huffington Post

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Library of Congress, Washington, DC




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El Escorial Library in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, near Madrid, is part of a monastery built for King Philip II of Spain in the late 16th century. The library began as Philip II's personal collection, and is known for its vaulted ceiling, decorated with frescoes of the seven liberal arts.


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Jose Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City, Mexico


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The Phillips Exeter Academy, an elite boarding school in Exeter, NH, boasts the largest secondary school library in the world, designed by architect Louis Kahn.



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The New York Public Library in New York City is considered one of the most important research libraries in the country. Across all of its branches, its collection exceeds 50 million items.



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Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, CT



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Abbey Library of St. Gallen, Switzerland



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The Canadian Library of Parliament in Ottawa is a major architectural icon in Canada, and appears on the ten-dollar bill. It was inspired by the Reading Room at the British Museum, and was built in the Gothic Revival style, the only style that “could be adapted to a site at once so picturesque and so grand," according to the architects.