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Special Library

Includes libraries maintained by an organization, as a business, association, or government agency, to collect materials and provide information of special relevance to the work of the organization[2].

Essentially, special libraries are highly specific collections of reference materials for the use of organizations of persons. The divisions indicate what field the collection of resources is based in and tailored for.

SLA Recognized Divisions of Special Libraries

The following is a list of divisions under the broad umbrella term "special libraries." There are many subdivisions beneath these, and those likely have their own subdivisions as "special library" is a loose term[3].

  1. Academic
  2. Advertising and Marketing
  3. Biomedical and Life Sciences
  4. Business and Finance
  5. Chemistry
  6. Competitive Intelligence
  7. Education
  8. Engineering
  9. Environment and Resource Management
  10. Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
  11. Government Information
  12. Information Technology
  13. Insurance and Employee Benefits
  14. Knowledge Management
  15. Leadership and Management Division
  16. Legal
  17. Military Libraries
  18. Museums, Arts, and Humanities
  19. News
  20. Petroleum and Energy Resources
  21. Pharmaceutical and Energy Resources
  22. Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics
  23. Science-Technology
  24. Social Science
  25. Solo Librarians
  26. Taxonomy
  27. Transportation

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