Actually there was an actual class of library. You learned the library numbering system of how the books were placed, and other things in connection to the operation of a library. You also helped replacing books in their proper place after they returned from check out. etc. It was all very interesting for someone interest in reading and writing.
Charlott on 11th September 2018 @ 7:06am
I graduated in the late 1960's and we still checked out books with this method, and as Charlott says, we had a class on the Dewey Decimal System and we had to put books back in their proper place.
L.E. on 11th September 2018 @ 10:46am
Currently, here at the high school, there is a class devoted to that it's called: Library Assistant. A couple of my friends have that on their schedules.
Mauro on 11th September 2018 @ 11:57am
Will libraries with books go the way of the card catalogs?
nels on 11th September 2018 @ 12:06pm
I used to like checking who had previously checked out the book. In college I remember checking out some books which hadn't been circulated in decades.
Arthur on 11th September 2018 @ 6:38pm
In answer to Nels, NO, libraries with physical books are in fact thriving! I know because I work at one...and my sore muscles and joints prove that massive numbers of books go in and out all day long! No worries.
Nancy Trotic on 12th September 2018 @ 12:47pm