The picture file: A manual & curriculum-related subject heading list
Submitter: [This is] from a middle school library non-fiction shelf available for student use! The internet eliminated the need for picture files more than 15 years ago, but I found this book on the shelf last year. Once school libraries were staffed based on the amount of items in the collection. That’s the only explanation I can think of for why this book was still on the shelf. What’s more astounding is that someone paid to put this in an online catalog instead of weeding it when the card catalog and picture files were eliminated.
Holly: Who knows how things like this get missed or passed over when weeding!
I have to confess: I had no idea what a picture file is. I can see how it might have been a cool thing in the 1970s and 1980s, though! It looks like it’s a file of pictures (um…duh, right?) that are used for bulletin boards, displays, teaching lessons, and that sort of thing.