ERIC Number: ED236585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
How To Use a Library. Power of the Printed Word.
Michener, James A.
To make the most of a library, read and read and read. Here's a sure remedy for the television habit: pile a stack of library books on the television set and next time, instead of turning on a program, reach for a book. Some people limit themselves to reading current bestsellers, but the library is full of yesterday's bestsellers which are still compelling today. Learn to use the card catalog; this is where any book can be found. Learn to use the stacks; unknown books will turn up that are exactly what is needed. Learn to know the reference librarian. Learn to use "The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature." It is a guide to the latest information on any subject of interest. Four personal hints are: (1) take full notes when using magazines; (2) ask about the availability of reprographic machines; (3) keep a small notebook of identification numbers of frequently used books; and (4) learn how to use the reference books. The library can give help on any subject. Here are a few ideas for fun and rewarding library projects: trace family roots, find out what famous person slept nearby, cook a Polynesian feast, or take up photography. (DC)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Habit Formation, Information Seeking, Library Guides, Library Instruction, Public Libraries, Reading Habits
"Power of the Printed Word," International Paper Co., Dept. 6, P.O. Box 900, Elmsford, New York 10523.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Paper Co., New York, NY.