"Man is a tool-using animal... Without tools he is nothing" (Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881).
"Words are the best medium of exchange of thoughts and ideas between people" (William Ross).
Second, there are reference materials used by library staff, such as the LC Classification books, notes on the circulation rules, signage, etc.
Third, there are the communication tools, such as email and the Web which allow us to ask questions of others, search for user needs, and communicate with other professionals.
American Society for Indexing A good example of a professional organization.
Archive of a Library-Oriented Listserv How would this help an LTA?
LC Research Tools How would this help an LTA?
Bobby a site for making WWW access easier for handicapped users. How would this help an LTA?
State Library Professional Training
TexShare Be sure to read Mission Statement; Facts at a Glance; and F.A.Q.'s. How would this help an LTA?
Also, see TexShare Consortium
Region 20 Education Service Center Read the link about Region 20 and the link listing their products and services. How would this help a school librarian, for instance?
Innovative Interfaces As an example of a vendor, here is the one PAC uses: Millenium. Explore the site. Note events listed on the home page bottom right. Click on Millenium and then on Campus Computing. Explore. Notice the RSS feed link at the bottom. Explore this.
A Simple Book Repair Manual Would this help you?
Online Dictionary for LIS
Check out these defintions
Periodical Holdings List;
Acquisitions Department Glossary Be sure to check out the following definitions:
Modern Printing Glossary Check the following definitions:
Glossary of Book Terms Check out these:
No Date (nd)
Early Books Glossary Glance over and note useful terms.
Once you have taken the quiz and achieved a grade with which you are satisfied, return to Canvas and address the Discussions topic for the week.
Prof. Colby Glass, MLIS