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c. The librarian should be thoroughly familiar with the
books in his library. H should know where to find all
available information in reference books, and should have at
least a sketchy knowledge of the fiction books.
operate with a minimum of technical processes and record
a. Classification. The most satisfactory method of classification
is putting and keeping all books on the same subject
matter together on the same shelves. Fiction books should
be put together in the alphabetical order of their authors'
last names.
b. Cataloging. If time allows catalog cards, both author
and subject matter may be made out.
27. CIRCULATION AND HOUSING. a. The amount of circulation
determines the value of the library. The library
technician should encourage and broaden the use of books
among the men.
b. A simplified charging system should be set up with
lenient rules for borrowing. Men who come to the library
should be encouraged to urge others to visit the library. No
fines for overdue books should be charged.
c. Libraries in the field may be housed in an improvised
building, requisitioned building, or tent. If the library is
set up outdoors, shelf sections should be placed in a rough
circle, books facing the outside, so that men may come and
look over the stock. The library sections may be set up
outside by propping each shelf unit with its own lid. A box,
probably obtainable from the supply room, should be set up
inside the inclosure for the librarian to use as a desk.
28. EQUIPMENT. a. Kit "C" is designed to serve troops
in the field with a minimum of care. (Distribution: four
per Special Service Company-one for each platoon.)

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