Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ask a Librarian, & Then Listen

"Ask a Librarian, & Then Listen." The Reader / J.R. Jones.
Chicago: The Reader Online, September 12th 2012.

"As they say in the south, you can't get there from here—you have to find a car, drive out to the research facility, pull on some white cotton gloves, and page through the stuff yourself. No matter how detailed the library's finding aid (a document that lists everything in a particular collection), you may need to leaf through page after page to find whatever you're after. But make sure you're sitting down, because when you find it, the rush can take your head off."