Give ‘Em What They Want!: Managing the Public’s Library American Library Association 1992 Submitter: This was not a bad choice for 1992. But holding on to it today is just sad. This was still being used at my local library.
Tag: library science
Setting Up a Library
Setting Up a Library: How to Begin or Begin Again Smith 1979 Submitter: I showed this book to my co-worker and she said, “Where did you find that?” I hated to tell her it was in 027. Worse, it circ’d in
The Picture File
The picture file: A manual & curriculum-related subject heading list Hill 1975 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
File those cards properly!
>ALA Rules for Filing Catalog Cards
Submitter: This book is particularly awful as it was on the regular non-fiction shelf in a high school library. This wasn’t even on a professional shelf being kept for historic value after the elimination of the card catalog 35 years ago! It was actually there for student use! It is also an unbelievably unnecessary tome; any librarian (or anyone with an ounce of common sense) could figure out how to alphabetize the card catalog without this instructional manual.
Holly: What a colossal waste of space. It is kind of neat as a historical perspective, but unless that is your library’s mission – to keep things for historic value – then it is really useless. Put it in someone’s office, where it will be found when they retire 30 years from now. We’ll post it again when you find it there in 2043 (on it’s 101st birthday).
Manage that Small Library
Small Libraries: Organization and Operation Sager 1992 Submitter: I dug this relic out of our library science collection. It’s from 1992. I’m sure current librarians and librarians in training could benefit from this book’s advice, including how to type a
Library Media Manual
Library Media Manual Spirt 1979 Submitter: I wanted to share some photos of a book I inherited when I became the Library Media Specialist at the [Middle School] in [NJ]. It is entitled “Library / Media Manual,” by Diana L.
Please Weed the Weeding Book
Weeding Library Collections – II Slote 1982 It’s National Library Week! Holly and I have saved some library-oriented titles for this week. If you truly want to support libraries and librarians, write a nice check to your local library, or
I want to be a LIBRARIAN (updated!)
I Want To Be A Librarian Liebman 2003 Waaaay back in the early days of Awful Library Books we shared some wonderful examples of old timey librarian career books. Back in 1960, this version of I Want To Be A