Public Libraries Volume 17

Public Libraries Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and Miss Clark, of Smith. W. C. Lane proposed that the association merge with the Eastern college librarians. In answer to this Dr Wilson read the records oi the Wellesley meeting, showing that the general opinion at that time was not in favor of merging. There was no further discussion. The first topic discussed was the "Instruction of students in the use of the library." Different methods used at different colleges were presented for discussion. The most satisfactory method was that of requiring groups of four to six freshmen to meet the librarian, who took them over the library and instructed them how to use the card catalogs and indexes and from these to find the books in the stack room. Then a list of questions on the general use of the library was given the students. If these were not satisfactorily answered the work had to be done over. The most effective results were attained when attendance was compulsory, and taken in place of the first recitations in English to count towards a degree. Still more satisfactory results could be obtained if there were better co-operation between the instructors and the librarian. The next topic considered was "How should book appropriations be allotted among the different departments of the faculty?' The experience of the majority showed that the most satisfactory way had been to obtain estimates from the heads of departments as to the amount probably needed for the year's work. This would give an idea as to the needs of the different departments, and would form a basis upon which the allotments could be made. It was also pointed out from the experience of one or two that a certain portion should be set aside to provide the library with the more valuable books or sets which every...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236807847
  • 9781236807847