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A Library Primer

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This edition published in by Library Bureau in Chicago.

60 short chapters on how to create a library.

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60 short chapters on how to create a library.

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For catalog cards and all other records use a non-copying black, permanent ink. Carter's record ink is good. It has been adopted by the state of Massachusetts for all official records.
Page 69, added by George.)
The selection of books should be left to the librarian, under the general direction of trustees or book committee.
Page 39, added by George.)
To the librarian himself one may say: Be punctual; be attentive; help develop enthusiasm in your assistants; be neat and consistent in your manner. Be careful in your contracts; be square with your board; be concise and technical; be accurate; be courageous and self-reliant; be careful about acknowledgments; be not worshipful of your work; be careful of your health. Last of all, be yourself.
Page 22, added by George.)

Table of Contents

I. The beginnings - Library law 9
II. Preliminary work 10
III. What does a public library do for a community? 12
IV. General policy of the library 15
V. Trustees 17
VI. The librarian 20
VII. The trained librarian 23
VIII. Rooms, building, fixtures, furniture 25
IX. Things needed in beginning work 30
X. The Library Bureau 35
XI. Selecting books 39
XII. Reference books for a small library 46
XIII. Reference work 53
XIV. Reading room 57
XV. List of periodicals 61
XVI. Buying books 63
XVII. Ink and handwriting 69
XVIII. Care of books 73
XIX. Accessioning 76
XX. Classifying 78
XXI. Decimal classification 81
XXII. Expansive classification 84
XXIII. Author numbers or book marks 91
XXIV. Shelf list 92
XXV. Cataloging 94
XXVI. Preparing books for the shelf 99
XXVII. Binding and mending 103
XXVIII. Pamphlets 108
XXIX. Public documents 110
XXX. Checking the library 113
XXXI. Lists, bulletins, and printed catalogs 114
XXXII. Charging systems 116
XXXIII. Meeting the public 122
XXXIV. The public library for the public 123
XXXV. Advice to a librarian 126
XXXVI. The librarian as a host 128
XXXVII. Making friends for the library 131
XXXVIII. Public libraries and recreation 133
XXXIX. Books as useful tools 134
XL. Village library successfully managed 135
XLI. Rules for the public 137
XLII. Rules for trustees and employees 140
XLIII. Reports 146
XLIV. Library legislation 147
XLV. A. L. A. and other library associations 152
XLVI. Library schools and classes 154
XLVII. Library department of N. E. A. 156
XLVIII. Young people and the schools 157
XLIX. How can the library assist the school? 160
L. Children's room 163
LI. Schoolroom libraries 164
LII. Children's home libraries 166
LIII. Literary clubs and libraries 168
LIV. Museums, lectures, etc 170
LV. Rules for the care of photographs 171

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