This LibGuide is intended primarily as a tutorial in shelf-reading for library staff, containing a complete text tutorial, links to interactive tutorials, a brief LCC outline, and a link to the complete LCC outline. It is also useful for students and faculty conducting research in the USA Marx Library.
(This tutorial was adapted from the Library of Congress Classification LibGuide, by Joseph E. Petta, Passaic County Community College Library. It has been edited for content.)
Congratulations! If you're reading this you have probably just been hired by the Marx Library as a student assistant or a work-study student. Any questions not answered in this LibGuide can be answered by your supervisor or Library Administration.
Student workers are important to the functioning of the Library. You are a valuable asset. You help the library run smoothly for our users: the students, staff and faculty and administration of this University and members of the Mobile community.
Library work is also valuable to you: From it you can get:
In order to help you get a good start, this tutorial will take you through the basic concepts that you need to know. Some sections are general, some more specific to what you will be doing on the job. Your supervisor will tell you which skills you need to master, but be aware that this training will be ongoing.
We sincerely hope that your employment here will give you an excellent grounding in many different kinds of skills that will make your life and career even more successful.