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Glory
Sep 26, 2015 Glory rated it really liked it
The situations/cases are presented in a melodramatic soap opera style I found hilarious. This book is a product of its time so there are some memorable lines like "Walter muttered to himself, 'library school never prepared me on how to handle weeping women.'" (I'm paraphrasing because I've already returned this book.)

Why are you trying to "handle" anyone, Walter? In 1970, women were considered to be mercurial creatures that required handling and occasionally needed to be dealt with. Try listeni
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Jenn Bellant Donner
Jan 25, 2016 Jenn Bellant Donner rated it it was amazing
The reason I picked this book up was because other librarians shared it on the Troublesome Catalogers and Magical Metadata Fairies Facebook page. It was everything I hoped it would be! While this book was published in 1972, a lot of the problems discussed in the case studies still happen today. The technologies and job titles may have changed but the struggle is real! I suggest that all librarians read this book.
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