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Touring libraries September 5, 2006

Posted by sas48 in Library Stuff.

This past week I had the opportunity to tour some of our area libraries.  This time it was Webster and Fontbonne.  In the past I have gone on tours of St. Charles Community College and Lindenwood.  This opportunity was set up by the Logan library staff, but this may be something to set up as a group of STL students.  It is great to get inside information on how the library runs since they showed us the actual work they do and how they do it.  Besides it never hurts to get your name and face known if you are going to be job searching in the near future.  What does everyone think about getting a group together and setting up some tours?


1. lcwk86 - September 5, 2006

This is much like the content of the Special Libraries class. However, not everyone is able to sign up for that class, which is only offered in the summer and meets two nights a week: a very intensive string of tours. And there is no way to cover all the special, academic, and public libraries in the area in those eight weeks. I think it’s a great idea, especially for an occasional LISGSA St. Louis event. Most librarians are too happy to show other lis people around their library.

2. DrumPhil - September 6, 2006

This sounds like something the SLA might already do (though I can’t say for sure, beacause I haven’t joined yet). It is a good idea, though.
The special libraries class is really worth taking, precisely for this reason.

3. Joy Weese Moll - September 6, 2006

I’d love to show off Olin Library at Wash U if anyone is interested.

4. lcwk86 - September 6, 2006

That would be great! I especially want to see how the new IM reference works. Read about it at alumni Joy’s blog, Wanderings of a Student Librarian.

5. sas48 - September 10, 2006

I would love to take a tour of Olin too. We should try to organize it sometime. When are people free?

6. julia - September 15, 2006

I know the director of the StLCOP library if anyone’s interested in that one.

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