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PLA Weeding Manual

Be all you can be in library science!

Opportunities in Library and Information Science
Heim and Sullivan
1986

This is the career I have wanted forever:  looking at a vase (must be off desk time), using a cool bar scanner  or maybe even use microfiche! I bet the kids are dying to get into library service after this exciting book.

Mary

Blinded by Library Science

Motivating Today’s Library Staff
Rooks
1988

Hey it is National Library Week folks!  ALB is going to feature library themed selections.  To kick off the week, how about this darling from a public library professional collection?  (5 bucks says that this book was donated by a long retired librarian and no one has looked at it since the 1980’s)

Now this looks like a real page turner.  I will bet there is a lot of help on technology and keeping staff current on changing trends.  People, take a close look at that professional collection sitting around gathering dust.  If its good keep it and use it, otherwise make room for new stuff or maybe a book on that new fangled thing called a computer.

Mary

Go Libraries!

More from the Juice

Born to Run
Fox
1974

Submitter: We found this gem while weeding the 700s.  Published in 1974 by Larry Fox with an introduction by Weeb Ewbank.  Gee, but that OJ sounds like a swell guy and a great role model!  Perhaps it needs a subtitle – “Born to Run: Very slowly, in a white Ford Bronco.”

Holly: You all know my problem with old biographies.  Sure, OJ was a great football player back in the day.  I think we are missing a big chunk of the story.  If  you need more “juice”, click here to see our other biography.