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Cop Jobs

Law Enforcement Employment Guide coverLaw Enforcement Employment Guide
Stern
1989

Submitter: This book was found in a medium-large academic library. It’s obviously a very dated choice for today – see the salary range and the utter lack of email addresses and web sites. I’ll bet that a fair number of the mailing addresses have changed by now. I’m not so sure that it was even all that great a selection for us back in 1989. We have never, to my knowledge, offered a Criminal Justice program. The attached scan from Macon is the only entry for Georgia. Is there another big city in Georgia that might need police?? I included p. 45 in case you’re wondering about the “pioneers in the use of computers”  mentioned on the back cover. This page is in the middle of the entry on the Illinois State Police. The map on the cover excludes Alaska and Hawaii, although both are included in the text. Don’t you love that rendering of the U.P.? WorldCat still lists 121 libraries holding this item (although it’ll be down to 120 by the time you can publish this in a post)! The Library of Congress and the FBI library both hold this title. I say let them be the ones to keep if for historical reasons.

Holly: WorldCat now shows 184 holdings of 2 editions. No one will miss this if you weed it, people. I promise.

 

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Anyone can be a model!

I Can Be a Model coverI Can Be a Model
Greene
1985

Submitter: Here is a book from the children’s section with very dated pictures. I just love the sad clown one and I bet Mary will too. Relive 1985 all over again with this book.

Holly: You know what else I can be? A LIBRARIAN WHO WEEDS THE DARN CAREER BOOKS!

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Careers Without College

Careers without collegeYour Career If You’re Not Going to College
Splaver
1963

Submitter: I found this 1963 book sitting in the teen career section of my local public library. Some of the careers listed in the book are almost nonexistent today. I can’t see keeping this one, but my local library has two copies of this edition and one from 1971!!

Holly: Oh, but the front cover is so appealing! Especially the wrinkled, yellow tape. That sells it. At least they got the uses of your and you’re correct in the title.

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